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25.03.15. This month's Bloomsbury Book, Ephemera & Postcard Fair on Sunday March 29th will be well-attended by both visitors and exhibitors alike. Expect a good mix of postcards, ephemera & books, as well as some maps and prints. The fair has always had a reputation for being friendly and welcoming and has items on offer from a few pounds up, making it worthwhile for the casual reader/collector or more serious hunter. All the details are on the website.  Add a comment

24.03.15. New West Kent Book Fair Press Release.
On Sunday the 29th November 2015 there will be a new Book Fair held in The Crofton Halls, Orpington, Nr Bromley. It will be the largest Book Fair in Kent with at least 30 well established booksellers many of whom exhibit at the major UK Fairs. The stalls cost £34 for the usual standard space and are already going fast. The venue is well known locally for holding postcard, toy and collectable fairs, is immediately adjacent to Orpington railway station, has an excellent bus service and is 15 minutes from the M 25. Parking Spaces are available at the Hall. The Fair will be open to the public from 10.00 - 3.00. To book and any enquiries to Steve Marshall at Pantiles Bookshop.  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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