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The Early Modern Book Trade

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Universal Short Title Project
Co-organised by Shanti Graheli and Dr Jan Alessandrini
18.06.2015-20.06.2015, St Andrews, Scotland

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This conference invites contributions on any facet of buying and selling
in the early modern book trade: failures and successes of print
ventures; strategies and ideas to increase the sales; rebinding,
reprinting, reediting; cooperation and competition amongst booksellers;
the day-to-day life of printing firms and bookshops; fairs and permanent
markets; catalogues advertising stock and individual libraries being
auctioned; taste and trends in the purchase of books; influence of
censorship and regulations.

The papers given at this conference will form the basis of a volume in
the Library of the Written Word.

The call for papers is now open and will also be available online on the
USTC website: Those interested in giving a paper should
contact Dr Jan Alessandrini ( at St Andrews,
offering a brief description of their likely contribution.

The call for papers will close on 30 November 2014.

The program will be available in 2015.

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