Old books in the square: historical exhibition in Milan

A golden opportunity for enthusiasts and curious that of Sunday, October 9 in Milan: Vecchi libri in piazza, the exhibition-market of the ancient book that will take place in Piazza Diaz from 9 to 17.

An event that will involve more than one hundred exhibitors in Milan and surroundings but not only. Someone also comes from Genoa or Rome and someone else, even, from Paris.

Old books in the square is an opportunity to be seized for those who live or are located near the city of Milan also because admission is free.

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Old books in the square, what is it and when it is born

Old books in the square is an exhibition-market of ancient books: here you can buy titles for very few euros but also find very rare and sought after books. That’s why the event attracts many different people: reading lovers, fans of ancient books and true collectors.

The event was born in 1995, precisely on May 14, by the union of 20 exhibitors: the event was immediately welcomed with great approval and participation by the citizens of Milan and today, after almost thirty years, boasts more than one hundred exhibitors, as well as a very large audience that amounts to about ten thousand visitors for each edition.

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Old books in the square is a winning event and that collects, every time, a lot of consent: why? Surely because its “hybrid” form, a little exhibition, a little market, makes it interesting in the eyes of various types of people, from curious to enthusiasts, up to collectors.

Secondly, its success is also due to the fact that it is a high-level event and specialized: in fact, walking through the exhibition-market in Milan, you will not find anything that does not belong to the categories of rare books, Of value, ancient or that is an edition out of print. Everything else is deliberately left out of the event, which is why it ranks as one of the best initiatives of its kind.

The event takes place in Piazza Diaz but also along the streets connected to it and occupies 11 areas that include: Southern arcades of Piazza del Duomo, Via Marconi, Via Baracchini and Via Gonzaga.

Old books in the square: what to expect?

Definitely, a unique event. Walk admiring the heritage of more than a hundred exhibitors, have the opportunity to observe and touch ancient books (if not ancient!) and have the opportunity to buy a unique piece: all this is priceless, especially for true fans of ancient books and collectors!

The event is also suitable for curious people who want to experience a journey into the past, discovering ancient stories and stories. However, Old books in the square is not only an exhibition-market of ancient books: in fact, all visitors will also find photographs, rare autographs, stamps, manuscripts, postcards, sought-after comics, prints, catalogs and works of art. Many more reasons to attend the event!

What if it rains? Do not worry, the area of the southern arcades of Piazza Duomo lends itself perfectly to repair visitors to the exhibition-market from autumn rain.

Vecchi Libri in Piazza

In addition, for all fans and collectors, it will also be possible to receive a rating of your own book by an expert. In fact, you can bring the book that you want to be evaluated with you and the experts at your disposal will give you an initial evaluation and will give you excellent advice for sale. These are experienced professionals who come from the Collegio Lombardo – Experts, Experts and Consultants, are antique booksellers or collaborate with auction houses.

The evaluation service is completely free for all those who will attend the event and is not limited to books but is also available for postcards, prints and posters, autographs and postcards. Find the evaluation experts outside the “Panino Giusto” in Piazza Diaz, 6.

A weekend in Milan, to discover Old books in the square

Old books in the square takes place every second Sunday of the month and each time attracts thousands of visitors. The next dates of 2022 are November 13 and December 11: you have all the time to organize your Milanese weekend and give you the wonderful experience of walking through ancient stories and stories of the past.

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After all, Milan offers a wide range of accommodation options and is easily accessible by train: do not miss the opportunity to explore the exhibition market of Piazza Diaz during your weekend in Milan.

Copertina: Vivi Milano

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