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Secondhand and Antiquarian Book Fairs in the UK 2019

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Saturday 1 June 2019
Tunbridge Wells Book Fair  other dates
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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Sunday 2 June 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 2 June 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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Thursday 6 June 2019
PBFA London Antiquarian Book Fair  other dates
ILEC Conference Centre
Ibis London Earls Court  47 Lillie Road 
EARLS COURT  London  SW6 1UD   map
12.00 - 7.00
PBFA tel: 01763 248400  e-mail  web
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Friday 7 June 2019
Firsts   other dates
London's Rare Book Fair
Battersea Evolution  Queenstown Road 
BATTERSEA  London  SW8 4NW   map
12.00 - 8.00
ABA tel: 020 7439 3118  fax: 020 7421 4642  e-mail  web
One of the largest and most prestigious antiquarian book fairs in the world it features more than 160 British and international booksellers showcasing rare books, maps, prints, ephemera and original artwork. Specialisms range from medieval manuscripts to modern fiction, fashion to photography, world travel to cookery. Also expert guided tours, talks and book craft demonstrations.
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Friday 7 June 2019
PBFA London Antiquarian Book Fair  other dates
ILEC Conference Centre
Ibis London Earls Court  47 Lillie Road 
EARLS COURT  London  SW6 1UD   map
10.00 - 7.00
PBFA tel: 01763 248400  e-mail  web
Full details of this fair.
Readers of TheBookGuide can download a complimentary ticket.
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Saturday 8 June 2019
Firsts   other dates
London's Rare Book Fair
Battersea Evolution  Queenstown Road 
BATTERSEA  London  SW8 4NW   map
11.00 - 7.00
ABA tel: 020 7439 3118  fax: 020 7421 4642  e-mail  web
One of the largest and most prestigious antiquarian book fairs in the world it features more than 160 British and international booksellers showcasing rare books, maps, prints, ephemera and original artwork. Specialisms range from medieval manuscripts to modern fiction, fashion to photography, world travel to cookery. Also expert guided tours, talks and book craft demonstrations.
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Saturday 8 June 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 8 June 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
Stephen Mobsby tel: 07474 727916  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 8 June 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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Sunday 9 June 2019
Bloomsbury Summer Book Fair
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 100 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.
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Sunday 9 June 2019
Firsts   other dates
London's Rare Book Fair
Battersea Evolution  Queenstown Road 
BATTERSEA  London  SW8 4NW   map
11.00 - 5.00
ABA tel: 020 7439 3118  fax: 020 7421 4642  e-mail  web
One of the largest and most prestigious antiquarian book fairs in the world it features more than 160 British and international booksellers showcasing rare books, maps, prints, ephemera and original artwork. Specialisms range from medieval manuscripts to modern fiction, fashion to photography, world travel to cookery. Also expert guided tours, talks and book craft demonstrations.
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Saturday 15 June 2019
Art & Illustration Book Fair
St John' s Hall
Alverton Drive 
PENZANCE  Cornwall  TR18 2QR   map
10.00 - 4.00
PBFA tel: 01763 248400  e-mail  web
Full details of this fair
Readers of TheBookGuide can download a complimentary ticket.
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Saturday 15 June 2019
Edinburgh Book Fair  other dates
Radisson Blu Hotel
80 High Street  Royal Mile 
EDINBURGH  Scotland  EH1 1TH   map
10.00 - 5.00
PBFA tel: 01763 248400  e-mail  web
Full details of this fair
Readers of TheBookGuide can download a complimentary ticket.
This popular event is one of three small one-day events we hold at the Raddison Blu hotel on Edinburgh's Royal Mile each year. The fair can be found on the ground floor level of the hotel in the Dunedin Suite where you will find exhibitors with a wide range of stock in most subject areas and at prices to suit all pockets.
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Saturday 15 June 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 15 June 2019
New Forest Book fair  other dates
The Community Centre
High Street 
LYNDHURST  Hampshire  SO4 37NY   map
10.00 - 4.00
Stephen Mobsby tel: 07474 727916  e-mail
Long established book fair held in the popular tourist destination of Lyndhurst in the New Forest. Usually has 15 - 20 dealers from across the south of England covering a wide range of subjects and prices to suit all pockets. The fair is held six times a year in the Community centre in the main car park in the middle of town. Entry is free.
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Saturday 15 June 2019
Wye Book & Collectors Fair  other dates
Village Hall
Bridge Street 
WYE  Kent  TN25 5EA   map
9.30 - 2.00
David Mann tel: 01795 522880  e-mail
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Saturday 15 June 2019
Amnesty Blackheath and Greenwich Book Sale  other dates
Church of the Ascension
Dartmouth Row   Blackheath 
LONDON  SE10 8BF   map
9.00 - 5.00
Amnesty Blackheath and Greenwich e-mail  web
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Sunday 16 June 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 16 June 2019
Buxton Book Fair  other dates
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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Saturday 22 June 2019
Abergavenny Book Fair
The Priory Centre
St Mary's Priory 
ABERGAVENNY  Monmouthshire  NP7 5ND   map
10.00 - 4.00
PBFA tel: 01763 248400  e-mail  web
Full details of this fair.
Readers of TheBookGuide can download a complimentary ticket.
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Saturday 22 June 2019
Faversham Book Fair  other dates
Alexander Centre
Preston Street 
FAVERSHAM  Kent  ME13 8NZ   map
9.30 - 3.00
John Collins tel: 01795 474957  e-mail
One of the South-East's biggest Fairs, which usually attracts around 20 dealers. More than 40 tables of books. Always very well attended. Also market day in town. Two second-hand bookshops nearby.
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Saturday 29 June 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 29 June 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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Sunday 30 June 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 Fair is now in The Galleon Suite A & B, and continues to grow. Book, ephemera, print and map specialists, and now postcard dealers, will show a wide variety of material. Nearest tube station is Russell Square (2 minutes walk). No congestion charge and free meter bay parking on Sundays. Entry is £1.50, NEW OPENING HOURS for are 9.30 until 3pm.
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