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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.
20.05.19. Tunbridge Wells Book Fair on June 1 will have Quality secondhand and antiquarian books, prints and ephemera offered by 15-20 experienced dealers, including members of the ABA and PBFA. The Book Fair is extremely close to the famous historic Pantiles and Chapel Place with their unique shops, bars and restaurants. Add a comment
20.05.19. Around 1,000 unique visitors a day use our site and most of them are looking to buy or sell all sorts of books, maps and ephemera. The news section of the Book Fair Calendar is widely read and frequently commented upon - and you could be promoting your fair there for FREE by writing about it. Add a comment
20.05.19. Churchdown Book Fair on June 2 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
14.05.19. I'm out of the office until May 24 and with limited internet access, it will be maintance only until then. 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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