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The Book Fair Calendar - UK's only guide to all the secondhand and antiquarian book fairs, ephemera and postcard fairs, charity and library book sales.  Add your event here

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24.09.17. Gargrave Book Fair on September 30th will see over twenty dealers with good general stock, selling a wide range of secondhand, antiquarian and rare books, maps, postcards and ephemera. Café serving excellent home-made food and a large free car park.  Add a comment

24.09.17. Mayfield Book Fair on Ocober 7th is a very popular and well-established book fair in the picturesque village of Mayfield. Experienced book dealers are offering a wide range of subjects to enjoy; from specialist antiquarian to quality hard and paper backs and vintage ephemera. Admission is free and refreshments are available.  Add a comment

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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.

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