Anthony and Alice founded and organise the York Antiquarian Book Seminar (or YABS for short), a not-for-profit educational programme for would-be booksellers. They have now run the annual three day course for six years.
Each year has been fully booked with a waiting list for the coming year. Dependent on coronavirus restrictions, the next seminar is due to be held in September 2021.
YORK ANTIQUARIAN BOOK SEMINAR: TRAIN TO BE A BOOKSELLER
YABS provides an opportunity for leading specialists to share their expertise and experience with booksellers, librarians and collectors in a comprehensive survey of the out-of-print, antiquarian, rare and used book markets. Basic procedures and problems are discussed both formally and informally through a series of lectures, discussions, demonstrations and practical hands-on workshops with emphasis on cataloguing, pricing, and bookselling in the electronic age.
The seminar is designed for people of all levels of expertise, from beginners to those with years of experience who want to hone their skills in this rapidly changing field.
If you’d like to find out more about the annual three day seminar programme, do get in touch, or visit the YABS website.