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General Information

Firsts Canada is a digital staging by The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of Canada / Association de la Librairie Ancienne du Canada. Firsts Canada provides our members and ILAB affiliate dealers a convenient means of showcasing their stock or highlights on a high-quality digital platform.

An extension of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association (ABA)'s Firsts Online website, the online rare book fair platform was developed in 2020 in order to fill a need for ABA and ILAB booksellers to continue to trade and buy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the success of several online rare book fairs, the ABA and ABAC/ALAC entered into a partnership with the goal of using the Firsts Online model to create a dedicated online platform for ABAC/ALAC members and booksellers.