Frankfurt International Book Fair Antiquarian Book Fair are members of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers ( ILAB) . ILAB is currently the world's largest non-profit organization for ancient books, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Many of its members were well-known ancient booksellers or associations as early as 1947 when ILAB was established. An organization that promotes exchanges between booksellers in various countries. The five main forces driving ILAB are antique booksellers from England, France, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands. In the beginning, the idea behind ILAB was purely for "world peace", and now its members are spread all over the world.
Photo Credit: Zhang Weiyan telemarketing list Photography 2018 Frankfurt International Book Fair Antique Book Fair The founder of ILAB, Jewish-Dutch antiques dealer Menno Hertzberger (1897-1982), once fled to escape the persecution of the Nazis during World War II. Later, in order to reunite his colleagues separated by the war, he raised the ideal of founding a federation. In 1947, on the advice of Menno Hertzberger, the ILAB was formally established following a preparatory meeting in Amsterdam and has rallied regularly thereafter. He has said: The five long years have created additional barriers between countries, and they are unable to communicate.
This reinforces chauvinism and, even worse, hatred. Is it possible to do something about the relationship between people to bring nations closer together? This is my dream, but how does it come true? Only based on common ground and common interests, therefore, for an antique bookseller, it is through his love, THE BOOK!  Menno pointed out an important overtone, "collecting ancient books" (common position) and "buying and selling" (common interests) are the bridges between ancient booksellers. He asks for reflection: Have our buying and selling not reduced to what is commonly said to be mere business, or should we realize that we are operating further cultural learning materials?