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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.
14.07.19. Sedbergh Book Fair on July 20 will have approximately fourteen dealers selling secondhand and antiquarian books, maps and ephemera. Café serving excellent home-made food. Free parking. Add a comment
13.07.19. There is free admission to the public at the Ilkley PBFA Book Fair on July 26 & 27 and we look forward to meeting friends old and new at this friendly and popular event. With over 50 stall holders from all over the country there really is something for everyone. Sponsored by Grove Bookshop. ... more Add a comment
13.07.19. Churchdown Book Fair on August 4 is held on the first Sunday of every month at the Community Centre in the village of Churchdown in Gloucestershire. 1000s of quality second-hand & antiquarian books for sale from around 20 dealers. 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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