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Secondhand and Antiquarian Book Fairs in the UK 2019

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Sunday 1 December 2019
Exeter Book Fair
Mathews Hall
TOPSHAM  Devon  EX3 0HF   map
10.30 - 4.00
PBFA tel: 01763 248400  e-mail  web
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Sunday 1 December 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 1 December 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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Saturday 7 December 2019
London Christmas Book Fair
Holiday Inn London
Coram Street 
BLOOMSBURY  London  WC1N 1HT   map
10.30 - 4.30
PBFA tel: 01763 248400  e-mail  web
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Its Christmas and you are stumped for gift ideas. You want to give not just a present but the right present. Perhaps the adventurous chef in the family might appreciate an old handwritten recipe book ... more.
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Saturday 7 December 2019
Gargrave Book Fair  other dates
Village Hall
West Street 
GARGRAVE  North Yorkshire  BD23 3RD   map
10.00 - 4.00
North West Book Fairs - Keith Birchall tel: 01756 748778  e-mail
Approximately twenty dealers with a good general stock, selling a wide range of secondhand and antiquarian books, maps and ephemera. Café serving excellent home-made food and a large free car park.
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Saturday 7 December 2019
Shaftesbury Book Fair  other dates
United Church Hall
Bell Street  (opposite the Bell Street Cafe) 
SHAFTESBURY  Dorset  SP7 8AR   map
10.00 - 4.00
Ed Bailey tel: 07967643579  e-mail
Long-running book fair held four times a year in the well known Dorset market town of Shaftesbury. It is held at Bell Street United Church Hall and has a selection of local dealers and a friendly and knowledgeable atmosphere. Entry is free.
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Saturday 7 December 2019
Tunbridge Wells Book Fair
The King Charles The Martyr Hall
Warwick Park 
TUNBRIDGE WELLS  Kent  TN2 5TA   map
9.00 - 3.00
Benedict at Hall's Bookshop, Tunbridge Wells tel: 01892 527842  e-mail  web
Quality second-hand 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.
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Saturday 7 December 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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Saturday 7 December 2019
Winchester Book Fair
Discovery Centre
Jewry Street 
WINCHESTER  Hampshire  SO23 8SB   map
10.00 - 4.00
T Morshead tel: 07843 329651  e-mail  web
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Sunday 8 December 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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Saturday 14 December 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 14 December 2019
Gerrards Cross Book Fair
Memorial Centre
East Common 
GERRARDS CROSS  Buckinghamshire  SL9 7AD   map
10.00 - 4.00
Richard Frost tel: 01442 862011  e-mail
Gerrards Cross Book Fair in South Buckinghamshire is one of the largest and longest running independent book fairs in the country. The fair, now under the management of Richard Frost, is held 5 times a year ...more.
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Saturday 14 December 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 14 December 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 15 December 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 15 December 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 22 December 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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Saturday 28 December 2019
Market Harborough Book Fair
Congregational Church Centre
High Street  (entrance in Bowden Lane) 
MARKET HARBOROUGH  Leicestershire   LE16 7JD   map
10.00 - 4.00
PBFA tel: 01763 248400  e-mail  web
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This popular twice yearly fair takes place in the centre of town and always attracts a large crowd. Many dealers exhibit regularly, some travelling a large distance to do so. The venue is spacious and well lit and has full disabled facilities. All areas are flat and level. A full refreshment service is provided throughout the day with hot and cold food and drinks.
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Sunday 29 December 2019
Great Southern Postcard & Paper Fairs
Tolworth Recreation Centre
Fullers Way North 
SURBITON  London   KT6 7LQ   map
10.00 - 4.00
Admin tel: 07939 302425  web
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