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Secondhand and Antiquarian Book Fairs in the UK 2019

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Saturday 3 August 2019
Glamis Book Fair
Bridge View House
Glamis 
FORFAR  Angus  Scotland  DD8 1QU   map
10.00 - 5.00
PBFA tel: 01763 248400  e-mail  web
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Saturday 3 August 2019
Long Melford Book Fair  other dates
The Village Memorial Hall
LONG MELFORD  Suffolk  CO10 9LQ   map
10.00 - 4.00
Chris Missing tel: 01245 361609  e-mail  web
This is the longest running independent book fair in East Anglia. A wide range of books on offer with natural history, collectable children's books, crime fiction and topography featuring strongly. There are usually also postcards and some ephemera. A bookbinder offers a drop off and collect service. Free parking. Home made refreshments. Two stately homes and a magnificent church in the village.
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Saturday 3 August 2019
Berkhamsted Book Fair  other dates
The Court House
High Street 
BERKHAMSTED  Hertfordshire  HP4 2AX   map
10.00 - 4.00
Richard Frost tel: 01442 862011  e-mail
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Sunday 4 August 2019
Exeter Book Fair  other dates
Mathews Hall
TOPSHAM  Devon  EX3 0HF   map
10.30 - 4.00
PBFA tel: 01763 248400  e-mail  web
Full details of this fair.
The Exeter Fair in the pleasant historic seaport of Topsham is now the only fair in Devon. It is now held three times a year in the spring, summer and at Christmas and regularly attracts a good number of traders who fill the hall. A full range of books and ephemera, maps and prints are on sale from the more modest to the highly collectable and expensive.
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Sunday 4 August 2019
Ballater Book Fair
Victoria Hall
Station Square 
BALLATER  Aberdeenshire  Scotland  AB35 5QB   map
10.00 - 5.00
PBFA tel: 01763 248400  e-mail  web
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Sunday 4 August 2019
Churchdown Book Fair  other dates
Churchdown Community Centre
Parton Road 
CHURCHDOWN  Gloucestershire  GL3 2JH   map
10.00 - 3.30
T.J. Sims tel: 01452 546879  e-mail  web
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.
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Sunday 4 August 2019
Ingleton Book Fair
Ingleborough Community Centre
Main Street 
INGLETON  North Yorkshire  LA6 3HG   map
10.00 - 4.00
North West Book Fairs - Gerry Cotter tel: 01524 752968  e-mail
Around twenty dealers all with a good general stock, including antiquarian books, maps and ephemera. Café serving excellent home-made food.
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Sunday 4 August 2019
Stockport Book and Record Fair  other dates
Stockport Market Hall
Market Place 
STOCKPORT  Gt. Manchester  SK1 1EW   map
10.00 - 4.00
David Checkley tel: 0161 292 7548  e-mail  web
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Friday 9 August 2019
Glasgow Botanic Gardens Book Fair  other dates
Hopkirk Buildings
Glasgow Botanic Gardens  730 Great Western Road 
GLASGOW  G12 0UE   map
10.00 - 4.30
Books at the Botanics e-mail  web
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Saturday 10 August 2019
Lytham St Annes Book Fair
Lytham St Annes United Reformed Church
St George's Road 
LYTHAM ST ANNES  Lancashire  FY8 2AE   map
10.00 - 4.00
North West Book Fairs - Gerry Cotter tel: 01524 752968  e-mail
Around fourteen dealers selling second-hand and antiquarian books, maps and ephemera. Plenty of eating houses nearby.
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Saturday 10 August 2019
Leeds Record & Book Fair  other dates
Kirkgate Indoor Market (City Centre)
LEEDS  West Yorkshire  LS2 7HY   map
10.00. - 4.00
John Cox tel: 07896713988  e-mail  web
A monthly record fair with books and ephemera. Usually about 25 stallholders with 45+ tables of vinyl and 10+ tables of books. An eclectic mix of collectable, rare and obscure records, and a wide selection of secondhand books and ephemera
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Saturday 10 August 2019
Glasgow Botanic Gardens Book Fair  other dates
Hopkirk Buildings
Glasgow Botanic Gardens  730 Great Western Road 
GLASGOW  G12 0UE   map
10.00 - 4.30
Books at the Botanics e-mail  web
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Sunday 11 August 2019
Bloomsbury Book Fair  other dates
Royal National Hotel
Galleon Suite   Bedford Way 
LONDON  WC1H0DG   map
10.00 - 3.30
Kim Jeffery tel: 01707 872140  e-mail  web
Bloomsbury Book Fair runs monthly, second Sunday of the month, regularly with over 70 dealers. It is the largest monthly book fair in the country and now the only regular London Bookfair. Specialists in antiquarian, secondhand, and out of print books as well as ephemera, print and map dealers and professional bookbinders. Entry is £2 until 12.30 thereafter free. The nearest tube is Russell Square (2 minutes walk). Parking: Free meter bay parking around the hotel on Sundays and no congestion charge, but vehicles may now be subject to the ULEZ charge.
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Sunday 11 August 2019
Glasgow Botanic Gardens Book Fair  other dates
Hopkirk Buildings
Glasgow Botanic Gardens  730 Great Western Road 
GLASGOW  G12 0UE   map
10.00 - 4.30
Books at the Botanics e-mail  web
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Monday 12 August 2019
Glasgow Botanic Gardens Book Fair  other dates
Hopkirk Buildings
Glasgow Botanic Gardens  730 Great Western Road 
GLASGOW  G12 0UE   map
10.00 - 4.30
Books at the Botanics e-mail  web
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Saturday 17 August 2019
Bakewell Book fair
Bakewell Agricultural Centre
Agricultural Way  Haddon Road 
BAKEWELL  Derbyshire  DE45 1AH   map
10-00 - 4.00
PBFA tel: 01763 248400  e-mail  web
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The largest book fair in the Peak District of Derbyshire with 30 dealers in attendance at both fairs being held in 2019.
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Saturday 17 August 2019
Chipping Book Fair
Village Hall
Club Lane 
CHIPPING  Lancashire  PR3 2QH   map
10.00 - 4.00
North West Book Fairs - Gerry Cotter tel: 01524 752968  e-mail
Around fifteen dealers selling a wide range of second-hand and antiquarian books, maps and ephemera. Café serving excellent home-made food and free parking.
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Saturday 17 August 2019
Sherborne Book Fair  other dates
Church Hall
Digby Road  (opposite the Abbey) 
SHERBORNE  Dorset  DT9 3NL   map
9.30 - 4.00
Colin Baker tel: 01803 613356  e-mail
The Sherborne Book Fair has been a feature of life in this delightful Dorset town for over 40 years. Held regularly 4 times a year on the third Saturday of the month in February, May, August, and November, the fair attracts booksellers from all over the Westcountry offering a great selection of books and Ephemera to suit all pockets, and admission is Free!
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Sunday 18 August 2019
Wilton Book Fair
The Michael Herbert Hall
South Street 
WILTON  Wiltshire  SP2 0JS   map
10.30 - 4.00
PBFA tel: 01763 248400  e-mail  web
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Sunday 18 August 2019
Kinver Book Fair  other dates
Community Centre
Off High Street 
KINVER  Staffordshire  DY7 6ER   map
10.00 - 4.00
Roy Slim tel: 01215 504381
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Sunday 18 August 2019
Tynemouth Station Book Fair  other dates
Station Terrace
TYNEMOUTH  Tyne and Wear  NE30 4RE   map
10.00 - 4.00
Tynemouth Station Friends tel: 0191 251 8622  e-mail  web
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Saturday 24 August 2019
Stratford Upon Avon Book Fair
Levi Fox Hall
King Edward VI School  Chapel Lane 
STRATFORD UPON AVON  Warwickshire  CV37 6HB   map
10.00 - 4.00
PBFA tel: 01763 248400  e-mail  web
Full details of this fair.
Entry will be free and there will be around 20 dealers exhibiting as well as guests from The Dugdale Society and the Shakespeare Hospice Bookshop. Local books will as always be well represented but a wide variety of subjects are covered by the dealers attending - full details are on the website.
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Saturday 24 August 2019
Cley Book Sale
Cley Village Hall
The Fairstead 
CLEY-NEXT-THE-SEA  Norfolk  NR25 7RJ   map
10.00 - 5.00
David Ford tel: 01263 741690  e-mail  web
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Sunday 25 August 2019
Bloomsbury Ephemera Fair  other dates
Royal National Hotel
Galleon Suite  Bedford Way 
LONDON  WC1H 0DG   map
9.30 - 3.00
Kim Jeffery tel: 01707 872140  e-mail  web
This friendly and popular monthly Book, Ephemera & Postcard Fair has grown considerably over the past couple of years and now occupies the whole of the Galleon Suite and often the Ellis Suite as well! Dealers always show a wide variety of material suitable for all budgets. Nearest tube station is Russell Square (2 minutes walk). No congestion charge and free meter bay parking on Sunday although vehicles may now by subject to the ULEZ charge. Entry is £1.50, Open from 9.30 until 3pm.
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Sunday 25 August 2019
Cley Book Sale
Cley Village Hall
The Fairstead 
CLEY-NEXT-THE-SEA  Norfolk  NR25 7RJ   map
10.00 - 5.00
David Ford tel: 01263 741690  e-mail  web
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Monday 26 August 2019
Settle Book Fair
Victoria Hall
Kirkgate 
SETTLE  North Yorkshire  BD24 9DZ   map
10.00 - 4.00
North West Book Fairs - John Wilson tel: 033300 62270  e-mail
Around fourteen stalls selling a wide range of second-hand and antiquarian books, maps and ephemera. Café serving excellent home-made food and parking nearby.
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Monday 26 August 2019
Great Southern Postcard & Paper Fairs  other dates
Tolworth Recreation Centre
Fullers Way North 
SURBITON  London   KT6 7LQ   map
10.00 - 4.00
Admin tel: 07939 302425  web
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Monday 26 August 2019
Buxton Bank Holiday Book Fair
Octagon Hall
The Pavilion Gardens  St. Johns Road 
BUXTON  Derbyshire  SK17 6BE   map
10.00 - 4.00
Jane Millington tel: 01782 542258  e-mail
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Monday 26 August 2019
Cley Book Sale
Cley Village Hall
The Fairstead 
CLEY-NEXT-THE-SEA  Norfolk  NR25 7RJ   map
10.00 - 5.00
David Ford tel: 01263 741690  e-mail  web
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Friday 30 August 2019
York International Postcard Expo
York Racecourse
YORK  North Yorkshire  YO23 1EX   map
11.00 - 6.30
Jack Stasiak tel: 01347 822722  web
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Saturday 31 August 2019
Tenterden Book Fair  other dates
Highbury Hall
Highbury Lane 
TENTERDEN  Kent  TN30 6LE   map
9.00 - 3.00
Carolyn Hazell  tel: 01580 764395  e-mail
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Saturday 31 August 2019
York International Postcard Expo
York Racecourse
YORK  North Yorkshire  YO23 1EX   map
10.00 - 4.30
Jack Stasiak tel: 01347 822722  web
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Saturday 31 August 2019
Book Sale in aid of Colchester Samaritans  other dates
Walsingham Road Community Hall
Walsingham Road 
COLCHESTER  Essex  CO2 7BN   map
10.00 - 2.00
Jane tel: 07905 994270  e-mail  web
All proceeds in aid of Colchester Samaritans. Parking in adjacent school playground (free, but donation towards cost appreciated!). Refreshments available including cakes for sale.
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