On 20 and 21 September 2017, the international book historical conference will take place at the University of Cagliari, Italy, about “Selling and Collecting. Printed Book Sale Catalogues and Private Libraries in Early Modern Europe.”
This conference explores the distribution and acquisition of printed books in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Its focus is on publishers’ and booksellers’ catalogues as evidence of the advertising and selling techniques used by the book trade. A related theme are private libraries, which are associated with the growing phenomenon of book collecting. They ensured not only the consumption and accumulation, but also often the preservation, of the works being produced by the book trade.
Registration for this two-day conference is free of charge.
The programme and practical information about the venue is available at the conference website: http://convegni.unica.it/icsc/.
The conference is organized by the Università degli Studi di Cagliari and the ERS-funded EmoBookTrade project (http://emobooktrade.uniud.it/content/papers-conferences-and-seminars).