Visit PBFA Fairs in June
23 June 2017
Visit the Fundraising Book Sale for the Holburne Museum in Bath
Visit John Underwood Antiquarian Books
Visit Stockport Book & Record Fair
Visit Churchdown Book Fair
Visit Gerrards Cross Book Fair

 Book Fairs

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20.06.17. The Fundraising Book Sale for the Holburne Museum in Bath on June 25th will have lots of literature, the arts, history, travel and much more.  Add a comment

20.06.17. There will be a great mix of dealers exhibiting a whole range of ephemera, postcards, maps, prints, books, photographs and more at the Bloomsbury Ephemera, Book & Postcard Fair on June 25th - priced to suit every budget. Whether you are a seasoned collector or new to collecting the fair has something for everyone. The hotel is ideally placed and easy to find in Central London and with great transport links. Spend a wonderful day browsing the aisles for some hidden treasures. Visitors to the fair are always amazed by how diverse and unusual many of the items on offer are! Full details on the website. For any late availability phone Kim: 01707 872140.  Add a comment

18.06.17. Jon Morgan reports that the Amnesty Blackheath and Greenwich Book Sale on Saturday 17 June had "hundreds of brand new copies of recent issues and some I have on my order list /wish list with the dreaded Amazon. Those got cancelled PDQ! For a small charity branch the selection was incredible. The place was packed when I arrived, 10 minutes after opening time and they now (Thank the Lord) take Credit / Debit cards on a Heath Robinson type device. I say 'Thank the Lord' as I did not take enough cash with me. I do not usually come away with such a horde. the hardbacks are £2.00 and the paperbacks £1.00 I would have had more had I not already bought in excess of a dozen of what was available in the preceeding months - annoyingly for full price.  Add a comment
    You can visit their next sale on November 17th. - TBG

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UK book fairs range from the splendour of the ABA's London summer fair and the size of the PBFA's York fair in September, to the more sober (but often rewarding) regular regional fairs. Some of these are very small indeed, made up of perhaps a dozen or so dealers in a church hall - and they can be found all around the country.

Visiting even the smallest of these fairs can offer access to an extraordinary range of printed material - not just books but ephemera, prints, posters, maps - and increasingly you might also find postcards, photographs, vinyl, and sometimes associated collectables

So whilst it's true that the number of book fairs has declined from their heyday in the 1990's (when Drif blamed them for denuding many provincial shops of their better books) they continue to play a vital role in the touchy- feely world of physical book buying.

And you can play a part in ensuring that they continue to thrive by sharing your thoughts and experiences in a review - there is a comment link on every listing.

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