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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.
26.03.17. I'm out of the office until March 31st, so no news or updates until then. Add a comment
22.03.17. A signed limited edition copy of the classic children's novel The Wind in the Willows priced at £9,500 will be one of the star attractions at the Edinburgh Book Fair on March 24-25 ... more Add a comment
22.03.17. Among the many delights on offer at Bloomsbury Ephemera, Book & Postcard Fair on Sunday 26th are some of the finest and eclectic examples of ephemera in the country. Postcards, which provide a panorama of the events of the twentieth century - books for all ages and budgets with an equally diverse variety of bindings and condition. With maps, prints, manuscripts and much more, who knows what hidden treasures you might stumble across? The fair always has a strong following amongst the country’s leading specialist dealers (and collectors). So why not come and join them? Late availability phone Kim on 01707 872140 Add a comment
19.03.17. Do you want to raise the profile of your bookshop by writing about it in our news section? Short on ideas of what to say? Have a look at our Crib Sheet for bookshop owners ... more Add a comment
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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