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26.02.15. Harrogate Book Fair is currently fully booked with 82 exhibitors bringing a choice selection of their stock from all parts of the UK with a number of dealers coming over 250 miles to be there. Their specialisms range from modern first s to old classics, fishing cooking, natural history, travel, racing, children's titles - the list goes on. Highlights of what will be on offer can be viewed here.  Add a comment

24.02.15. Britain's biggest charity book fair raises record-breaking £30,000  ... more  Add a comment

23.02.15. Wing Book Fair on Sunday 1st March is one of Buckinghamshires' longest running book fairs. Helpful booksellers with books for all tastes, collectable children's books, illustrated, travel, military and much more, including some printed ephemera. All at sensible prices for dealers, collectors and avid readers.  Add a comment

23.02.15. Do you what to raise the profile of your book fair by writing about it in our news section? Short on ideas of what to say? Have a look at our Crib Sheet for Fair Organisers  Add a comment

23.02.15. The Big Everything Sale on March 6th & 7th in Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex say that they will have over 2,000 good quality secondhand books on offer each day.  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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