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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


26.07.17. The monthly Bloomsbury Ephemera, Book & Postcard Fair on Sunday 30th July has grown considerably over the past year and is proving to be very popular with a whole range of collectors - come along and see for yourself! Seek that elusive postcard, exquisite piece of ephemera, rare book or many other collectable and unusual items. Full details, including the latest exhibitor list are on the website, or phone Kim on01707 872140 for any late availability.  Add a comment

24.07.17. Shaun Kenaelly remembers Jonathan Gibbs, a bookseller known to many of us from his time at The Malvern Bookshop and as a regular PBFA exhibitor who specialised in music and horse racing ... more  Add a comment

23.07.17. Gerry Cotter of North West Book Fairs has contacted me to say that, due to the hall making a double booking, the date of the Lytham Book Fair has been MOVED FORWARD from August 19th to August 12th. Gerry apologises for any inconvenience.  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.

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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