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 Book Fairs

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.


21.03.18. To coincide with Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival, there will be a Book Market on Wednesday 25th April 10.00 - 5.00 on Henley Street. Stalls with 3x3m Pop-up canopies are still available at £30 each, full details here.  Add a comment

20.03.18. We have over 65 exhibitors at the next Bloomsbury Ephemera, Book & Postcard Fair on March 25th - spread across more than 130 tables. This month we have all our regular exhibitors, some new faces, plus some dealers from Europe joining us. Come along and browse the aisles for some unique and rare items being sold by some of the country's best dealers. Full details, including exhibitors list on the website.  Add a comment

18.03.18. Bedale Book & Postcard Fair on March 25th will offer a huge amount of good quality books offered by dealers from all over the North of England, many of them out-of-print and on numerous subjects. Also thousands of postcards, on endless topics and themes, including street and village scenes prior to WW1. 32 pre-booked stalls, ample free parking and only one mile from A1 motorway.  Add a comment

18.03.18. Books, prints and ephemera from some of the world’s best-known private presses will be on sale at the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair on March 24th & 25th ... more  Add a comment

11.03.18. One of the South-East's biggest Book Fairs, Faversham usually attracts around 20 dealers. More than 40 tables of books and always very well attended. Also the market day in town. Two secondhand bookshops nearby.  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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