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24.12.18. Seasons greetings and thanks to all our readers, contributors and advertisers for your support and encouragement in 2018. We will be back on January 2nd.  Add a comment

18.12.18. Finish off your book buying year in style at the Market Harborough Winter Bookfair on Saturday 29th December. We have our usual compliment of dealers from far & wide offering a tasty selection of books, maps and other printed items. Specialist dealers offering the following subjects will be attending - Local interest, Sporting, Gardening & rural life, cookery, Crime & detective fiction, Children's & illustrated, Military, Literature, Architecture, History, Travel, Art, Countryside, Theology, Beekeeping, Natural History, Ornithology and good general interest stock. We shall also have a bookbinder and bookbinding display, along with hot & cold refreshments available all day.  Add a comment

16.12.18. Welcome to our Provisional 2019 Book Fair Calendar.  Add a comment

16.12.18. 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 here for FREE by writing about it.  Add a comment

10.12.18. The Bloomsbury Christmas Ephemera, Book & Postcard Fair takes place this coming Sunday, 16th December, and is our last event for 2018! We also have dealers at this event selling Small Antiques and Collectables. Expect over 120 tables full of festive delights including antiquarian, out of print and rare books, an abundance of unusual and interesting ephemera, stands packed with postcards as well as dealers in posters, photographs, maps, prints and small antiques! Full details on the website.  Add a comment

6.12.18. ExLibris, the Masked Booksellers of Nottingham will be running their Charity Booksale in April & May again in 2019. All proceeds go to 3 local charities and all the details are on their website.  Add a comment

5.12.18. Come along for some festive cheer at the Bloomsbury Christmas Book Fair on Sunday, 9th December. We have a full complement of dealers, including some new exhibitors, showing a vast array of material. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly Christmas present, give a vintage book, encourage someone to start collecting! We have some of the country’s very best dealers in rare, out of print and antiquarian books, as well as maps, prints, ephemera, manuscripts, photographs and much more. Full details on the website.  Add a comment

4.12.18. David Mann's Wye Book & Collectors Fair in Kent has an extra date in 2019, June 15.  Add a comment

3.12.18. Gargrave Book Fair on December 8 will see 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.  Add a comment

3.12.18. Shaftesbury Book Fair on December 8 is a long-running book fair held four times a year in the well known Dorset market town 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.  Add a comment

3.12.18. Long Melford 0n December 8 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. Homemade refreshments. Two stately homes and a magnificent church in the village.  Add a comment

3.12.18. In 2019 the PBFA are not holding the Aldershot Military Book Fair, the Norfolk Summer Fair, or the Northern Illustrated, Children's & Detective Fiction Book Fair in 2019 but have added fairs at Abergavenny and Grasmere.  Add a comment

3.12.18. North West Book Fairs have a new book fair at Sedbergh in 2019, August 17.  Add a comment

26.11.18. Churchdown Book Fair on December 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

21.11.18. The next Bloomsbury Ephemera, Book & Postcard Fair on Sunday, November 25 will have over 60 dealers spread across more than 130 tables in the whole of the Galleon and Ellis Suites! Expect a truly bumper fair with items to suit all collectors and enthusiasts. Whether you collect books, ephemera, maps, prints, postcards, manuscripts or any other printed material we have dealers to delight you! Full details on the website.  Add a comment

18.11.18. Long established New Forest Book Fair on December 1 is held in the popular tourist destination of Lyndhurst. 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.  Add a comment

18.11.18. At the Tunbridge Wells Book Fair on December 1 quality books will be offered by twenty experienced dealers, several of whom regularly exhibit in London. Warwick Park is extremely close to the famous 400 year old Pantiles and Corn Exchange with their unique shops, bars and restaurants and the Town's three bookshops.  Add a comment

13.11.18. Judith Goodman's Wolverhampton Book Sale returns to the Wulfrun centre from November 19 until December 2.  Add a comment

12.11.18. The Sherborne Book Fair on November 17 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!  Add a comment

12.11.18. 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

6.11.18. The next Bloomsbury Book Fair on Sunday 11th November will see dealers in antiquarian, out of print and rare books, ephemera specialists, maps, prints, bookbinders and more spread across the whole of the Galleon Suite. The fair has something for all collectors, academics, or casual readers, whatever your budget or specialism. Full details on the website.  Add a comment

6.11.18. Annual NSPCC Book Fair raises £22k ... more  Add a comment

5.11.18. Peterborough Book Fair on November 11 is held in Elton, a pretty village only 5 minutes drive from the junction of the A1/A605. Established for over 20 years and held 5 times a year. Up to 14 exhibitors offering a good selection of books and some postcards. Free parking. Homemade refreshments. Two pubs, a Loch Fyne restaurant and a garden centre provide further leisure opportunities.  Add a comment

4.11.18. Grimsargh Book Fair on November 18 will see approximately fourteen dealers selling secondhand and antiquarian books, maps and ephemera. Café serving excellent home-made food. Free parking.  Add a comment

28.10.18. At the Northern Illustrated, Children's & Detective Fiction Bookfair on November 10 there will be 36 sellers offering everything from first edition Ian Flemings and Agatha Christies through to Enid Blyton, Richmal Compton, Agatha Christie, Edmund Dulac and Quentin Blake. Our specialist exhibitors will be on hand to provide assistance should you require it. Full details on the website.  Add a comment

23.10.18. The next Bloomsbury Ephemera, Book & Postcard Fair on Sunday 28th October will include the very popular Pulp & Paperback Fair. The event is now fully booked and we have an absolute abundance of items on offer. Whether you want an antiquarian, secondhand or out of print book, postcard, ephemera, map, print, poster or some other piece of history to add to your collection, the fair is the place to start looking. Full details on the website.  Add a comment

15.10.18. Ten dealers will be at Clapham Village Book Fair on October 21 with a good range of second-hand books, maps and ephemera. Café serving excellent home-made food and parking nearby.  Add a comment

15.10.18. Long Melford on October 27 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.  Add a comment

15.10.18. Whether you are an experienced collector or simply curious about old and rare books, the ABA Chelsea Rare Book Fair is not to be missed. Held each autumn in the beautiful and historic Chelsea Old Town Hall, the Fair brings together more than 80 exhibitors specialising in antique books, first editions, maps, prints, and manuscripts from all over the world. Prices begin at just a few pounds and you can find full details on the website.  Add a comment

10.10.18. A very late addition: Heywood (Manchester) Observer, Warne  & related Collectors Book Fair on October 13.  Add a comment

9.10.18. The next Bloomsbury Book Fair on Sunday, October 14 will be a bibliophile's delight offering a diverse and eclectic array of books for all book lovers! Whether you are a seasoned collector, a new collector, a book reader, a student or academic the fair has something for all. The fair is not limited to books! If your passion lies with ephemera, maps, prints, photographs, posters or manuscripts then we have a good selection of exhibitors showing a vast array of all these genres too. Full details on the website.  Add a comment

7.10.18. Leeds Record & Book Fair on October 13 is 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.  Add a comment

7.10.18. Barton Book Fair on October 13 will see around twenty dealers all with a good general stock, including antiquarian books, maps and ephemera. Cafe serving excellent home-made food and a large free car park.  Add a comment

30.09.18. Churchdown Book Fair 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

30.09.18. Hornby Book Fair on October 6th will see approximately fifteen dealers selling antiquarian and secondhand books, maps and ephemera. Café serving excellent home-made food. Parking nearby.  Add a comment

25.09.18. Bloomsbury Ephemera, Book & Postcard Fair on Sunday, 30th September includes a Small Antiques & Collectables Fair in the Ellis Suite. The event is fully booked with a diverse and great mix of dealers making the fair a great event for all collectors whatever your passion! You can find rare and unusual items, including ephemera, books, maps, prints, posters, postcards, photographs plus small collectables and antiques! Items are priced to suit all budgets. Full details on the website.  Add a comment

23.09.18. Over twenty dealers will be exhibiting at Gargrave Book Fair on September 29, selling a wide range of secondhand and antiquarian books, maps and ephemera. Café serving excellent home-made food and a large free car park.  Add a comment

23.09.18. Good quality books will be offered by dealers from all over the North of England at Bedale Book & Postcard Fair on October 7th - many of them out-of-print and on numerous subjects. Also thousands of postcards, on endless topics and themes, including street and village scenes prior to WW1. 32 pre-booked stalls, ample free parking and only one mile from A1 motorway.  Add a comment

22.09.18. Almost £1 million worth of books sold at the PBFA York Book Fair ... more  Add a comment

15.09.18. I'm out of the office until September 24 and with limited internet access, it will be maintance only until then.  Add a comment

15.09.18. Shaftesbury Book Fair on September 22 is a long-running event held four times a year in this well known Dorset market town. 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.  Add a comment

10.09.18. Organised by the PBFA, the York National Book Fair is the largest rare and antiquarian book fair held annually is nearly upon us. The York Book Fair has grown into the largest, and many say friendliest, rare, antiquarian and out-of-print book fair in the U.K. Held over two days, around 225 of this country's leading booksellers offer for sale a breathtaking diversity of books, as well as maps & prints, ranging in price from just a few pounds up to tens of thousands of pounds.  Add a comment

10.09.18. At the Independent Morrab Library annual book fair on Saturday, September 22 there will be 2 floors of booksellers. The Library itself will be having a sale of out of print and antiquarian donated books (Not ex-library stamped!) and there will be 8 other independent booksellers in the other rooms The library is situated in the sub-tropical Morrab gardens in central Penzance. Refreshments available.  Add a comment

10.09.18. Faversham Book Fair on September 22 is 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 the market day in town. Two secondhand bookshops nearby.  Add a comment

10.09.18. Long Melford on September 22 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.  Add a comment

5.09.18. The next Bloomsbury Book Fair on Sunday 9th September and with summer behind us and autumn just around the corner now is the time to start thinking about books! We have a plethora of books on offer at our fair, from valuable, rare, antiquarian titles to books for enthusiasts and readers! For those interested in a wider area of collecting we also have map and print dealers, ephemera specialists, bookbinders and more! With over 110 stands spread across the whole of the Galleon Suite, there is something for everyone and every budget. Full details on the website.  Add a comment

2.09.18. New Forest Book Fair on September 9 is a 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.  Add a comment

2.09.18. Peterborough Book Fair on September 9 in the pretty village of Elton is only 5 minutes drive from the junction of the A1/A605. Established for over 20 years and held 5 times a year. Up to 14 exhibitors offering a good selection of books and some postcards. Free parking. Home made refreshments. Two pubs, a Loch Fyne restaurant and a garden centre provide further leisure opportunities.  Add a comment

29.08.18. The second weekend of June 2019 will be the first time the flagship summer book fairs of the ABA and PBFA will coincide with the annual London Map Fair and Etc Fairs' Bloomsbury Book Fair. For many years the fairs have been days or even weeks apart. This will mark a return to traditional June dates which will not clash with Bank or School Holidays.  Add a comment

26.08.18. At Glasson Dock Book Fair on September 8 around ten dealers selling a good range of second-hand and antiquarian books, maps, etc. Café serving excellent home-made food, and plenty of free parking nearby  Add a comment

21.08.18. At the next Bloomsbury Ephemera, Book & Postcard Fair on Sunday 26 August we have a busy fair with over 55 dealers spread across more than 120 tables in the Galleon Suite. An excellent mix of items for sale, including rare, unusual and out of print books, ephemera across a whole gamut of genres, and postcards galore! Items are on offer from a few pounds upwards. Full details on the website.  Add a comment

19.08.18. At Tunbridge Wells Book Fair on September 1, quality books offered by twenty experienced dealers, several of whom regularly exhibit in London. Warwick Park is extremely close to the famous 400 year old Pantiles and Corn Exchange with their unique shops, bars and restaurants and the Town's three bookshops.  Add a comment

19.08.18. Frome Book Fair on September 1 will include twenty booksellers (and a bookbinder) covering a wide range of topics and interests ranging from art, military, illustration, literature, children's, architecture, travel, natural history, gardening and local history to prints, maps and curious leaflets.  Add a comment

16.08.18. 24 exhibitors will be bringing the usual wide variety of stock to the Stratford upon Avon book fair on Saturday, August 25th. There will as always be much of local interest including a collection of Shakespeareana with medals from the Garrick Jubilee of 1769, also a carved mulberry tree panel which reputedly started life in Shakespeare's garden at New Place - just over the road from the venue. Full details on the website.  Add a comment

13.08.18. The Sherborne Book Fair on August 18 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!  Add a comment

13.08.18. 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

13.08.18. At Settle Book Fair on August 27 around fourteen stalls will be selling a wide range of second-hand and antiquarian books, maps and ephemera. Café serving excellent home-made food and parking nearby.  Add a comment

6.08.18. Join us and browse the aisles for plenty of books, maps, prints, ephemera and more at the monthly Bloomsbury Book Fair on August 12. Items are available in all price ranges and appeal to seasoned and serious collectors as well as those new to the wonderful world of books and collectables. Full details on the website.  Add a comment

6.08.18. Leeds Record & Book Fair on August 11 is 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.  Add a comment

6.08.18. Lytham Book Fair on August 11 will see around fourteen dealers selling second-hand and antiquarian books, maps and ephemera. Plenty of eating houses nearby.  Add a comment

29.07.18. Churchdown Book Fair 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

26.07.18. Escape the heat by browsing the air-conditioned aisles at the regular Bloomsbury Ephemera, Book & Postcard Fair on Sunday, July 29. We have dealers in rare, secondhand and out of print books, alongside print, map, ephemera and postcard specialists. Items are available from a few pounds upwards, so the fair appeals to a diverse array of collectors and visitors, there is always something surprising to discover, come along and see for yourself. Full details on the website.  Add a comment

23.07.18. Long Melford on August 4 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.  Add a comment

23.07.18. There will be around twenty dealers at Ingleton Book Fair on August 5, all with a good general stock - including antiquarian books, maps and ephemera. Café serving excellent home-made food.  Add a comment

15.07.18. I'm out of the office until July 23 and with limited internet access, it will be maintance only until then.  Add a comment

15.07.18. The annual PBFA Ilkley Book Fair is one of the longest running events within the PBFA calendar and has been loyally supported by both dealers and collectors for over 25 years. As usual we expect over 50 dealers from all over the UK who will bring a wide selection of stock from interesting and inexpensive items to gems of great rarity and value ... more  Add a comment

15.07.18. 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 here for FREE by writing about it.  Add a comment

9.07.18. As part of the Newark Book Festival on July 14 - 15 there is a Literature Quarter over the weekend featuring a range of literary inspired stalls from booksellers, to charity sellers, authors, publishing companies and more. The Sunday is the biggest day.  Add a comment

9.07.18. Whilst Leeds Record & Book Fair on July 14 is still primarily a record fair, this time there will be a new seller who's stock will include motoring and jazz books and another specialising in vintage paperbacks.  Add a comment

8.07.18. Gerrards Cross Book Fair in South Buckinghamshire on July 14 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 in the large hall attached to The Memorial Centre, a few minutes walk from Gerrards Cross town centre.  Add a comment

4.07.18. The next Bloomsbury Book Fair on Sunday July 8 offers a welcome respite from the hot weather, wander the aisles, browse and buy books, maps, prints, ephemera and more from a wealth of dealers from all over the UK. We have items on offer in all price ranges so the fair has a diverse appeal for seasoned and serious collectors as well as new collectors, bibliophiles and students. Full details on the website.  Add a comment

2.07.18. The annual Hoghton Book Fair on July 7 has been held in the Village Hall since 1987. Seventeen booksellers exhibiting for sale antiquarian, out-of-print, collectable and general secondhand books, maps and ephemera. Parking on site and refreshments available. Hoghton is within easy reach of Preston, Blackburn and Chorley and just a short distance from Junction 3 M65.  Add a comment

2.07.18. Barton Book Fair on July 14 will see around twenty dealers all with a good general stock, including antiquarian books, maps and ephemera. Café serving excellent home-made food and a large free car park.  Add a comment

25.06.18. The Bristol Antiquarian Book Fair on June 29-30 is the largest event of its kind in the south west, attracting about 100 exhibitors from all over the country and overseas. Thousands of out of print, old, rare and beautiful books, maps, prints, ephemera and manuscripts are available for sale from some of our leading dealers, ranging in price from a few pounds to many thousands. Full details of the event can be found on the website.  Add a comment

19.06.18. The next Bloomsbury Ephemera, Book & Postcard Fair on Sunday 24th June also features an Antiques & Collectables Fair in the Ellis Suite. These fairs have proved to be very popular with visitors and exhibitors. We have an abundance of items on offer, whether you are a serious collector, enthusiast or new to collecting, the fair is well worth a visit. Items are priced from a few pounds upwards, at the last event an item was sold for £7,500! So there really is something for everyone! Full details on the website.   Add a comment

17.06.18. The Friends of Holburne Museum annual fundraising Book Sale on Sunday, June 24 will offer secondhand hardbacks and paperbacks covering literature, the arts, history, travel and much more.  Add a comment

12.06.18. Sadly, Edward Daly's new Leek Book Fair on July 1 at the Trestle Market has been cancelled due to venue issues. He is looking for an alternative venue, so hopefully, it will be reinstated in the future.  Add a comment

10.06.18. The long established book fair held in the popular tourist destination of Lyndhurst in the New Forest, on June 16.  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.  Add a comment

10.06.18. Local and national booksellers will be exhibiting art, illustrated, limited edition, private press and other fine books at the Art & Illustration Book Fair in Penzance on June 16.  Add a comment

9.06.18. Faversham Book Fair on Saturday June 23 is 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.  Add a comment

5.06.18. After the hubbub of the successful Summer Fairs, we are back to our normal monthly Bloomsbury Book Fair on June 10. Expect plenty of book dealers, offering a wide range of material including rare and antiquarian books, out of print and secondhand books, alongside ephemera specialists, map and print dealers and more. Whether you are a seasoned collector or have a new interest in any of the above there is something for everyone with items available in all price ranges. Full details on the website.  Add a comment

3.06.18. Long Melford on June 9 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.  Add a comment

3.06.18. Leeds Record and Book Fair returns on June 9, expect around 25 stallholders with 45+ tables of vinyl and 10+ tables of books.An eclectic mix of collectable, rare and obscure records, and lots of bargains. A wide selection of secondhand books and ephemera. Occasional book signings from authors of new books about music.  Add a comment

3.06.18. The Long-running Shaftesbury Book Fair on June 9 is held four times a year in this well known Dorset market town. 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.  Add a comment

27.05.18. Richard Fewston is running an Art & Book Fair in Liverpool on July 1. Expect up to 20 booksellers with quality used and antiquarian books, maps and prints + art by local artists at affordable prices.  Add a comment

27.05.18. Edward Daly is organising a new Leek Book Fair in the Trestle Market starting on July 1 with three other dates this year all of which coincide with Leek Sunday Supplement Market. Expect books, ephemera, maps and comics.  Add a comment

19.05.18. I'm out of the office until May 29 and with limited internet access, it will be maintance only until then.  Add a comment

19.05.18. The Bloomsbury Summer Ephemera, Book & Postcard Fair on Sunday 27th May is a vibrant, busy event is not to be missed. The fair has grown considerably over the past 3 years and now the annual Summer Fair is a keenly awaited part of our calendar of events. This year we have a great mix including antiquarian and rare book dealers, ephemera specialists, dealers in map, print and posters, and a large contingent of postcard dealers. We have exhibitors from all over the UK, Europe and further afield displaying a diverse and vast array of material. The fair marks the end of the International Fairs week in London and is always a great way to end a fantastic week. Full details on the website.  Add a comment

19.05.18. The Wolverhampton Book Sale next to shop mobility in the Wulfrun Centre runs until May 27th. Expect three dealers and lots of choice of books.  Add a comment

19.05.18. Chipping Book Fair on Bank Holiday Monday, May 28, will see 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.  Add a comment

18.05.18. If you haven't visited it yet, the Rare Books London 2018 website lists all the book fairs, talks, tours, auctions and walls taking place in the Capitol during May and June.  Add a comment

18.05.18. The eighth annual Linskill Book Fair will return this weekend. More than 30,000 books have been donated by the community and local businesses, with genres including romance, history, crime, art, biographies, cookery, geography, gardening, travel, poetry, children’s books and more ... more  Add a comment

13.05.18. The Sherborne Book Fair on May 19 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!  Add a comment

13.05.18. Elton is a pretty village only 5 minutes drive from the junction of the A1/A605. Established for over 20 years Peterborough Book Fair on May 20 is held there 5 times a year. Up to 14 exhibitors offering a good selection of books and some postcards. Free parking. Home made refreshments. Two pubs, a Loch Fyne restaurant and a garden centre provide further leisure opportunities.  Add a comment

8.05.18. British broadcasting royalty Sir David Attenborough will open the ABA Rare Book Fair at its new London location in Battersea Park on Thursday 24 May ... more  Add a comment

8.05.18. The 2018 Bloomsbury Summer Book Fair is an annual spectacular not to be missed! This year we have a fully booked event with over 130 dealers spread across the whole of the Galleon and Ellis Suites showing a vast and diverse array of material ... more  Add a comment

6.05.18. On Sunday, May 12 the long-established New Forest Book Fair returns to the popular tourist destination of Lyndhurst. 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.  Add a comment

29.04.18. The Spring PBFA bookfair in Market Harborough will take place on Saturday, May 5. We are fully booked with around 30 dealers offering a wide variety of old & collectable books, prints, maps and ephemera for sale. Also a bookbinder will be offering advice and book care & protection products will be available. Hot and cold refreshments and full disabled access and facilities add to your comfort & enjoyment. Full details on the website.  Add a comment

29.04.18. The Friends of Morston Church Charity Book Sale is back on May 5-7. Now in its ninth year, and bigger than ever, there are thousands of good quality secondhand books on all subjects and at all prices - something for everyone from the avid collector to the casual reader! Refreshments and ample free parking available. Monday 7th May - all books half-price.  Add a comment

29.04.18. Settle Book Fair on Bank Holiday Monday, May 7 will see around fourteen stalls selling a wide range of secondhand and antiquarian books, maps and ephemera.  Café serving excellent home-made food and parking nearby.  Add a comment

25.04.18. The Bloomsbury Ephemera, Book & Postcard Fair on Sunday, April 29th includes the popular Pulp & Paperback Fair. The event is FULLY BOOKED with dealers in books, maps, prints, ephemera, posters, postcards, pulps, paperbacks and other printed material, covering every subject and specialism. This fair is truly worth a visit, with items on offer from a few pounds upwards, from regular plus new faces. Full details on the website.   Add a comment

22.04.18. The Exeter Book Fair on April 29 is always eagerly awaited by our many loyal customers. This relatively small provincial fair regularly attracts three hundred book buyers and the hall is very busy, especially in the morning. there is usually a sizeable queue. This time there will be 19 PBFA dealers and one guest exhibitor, from all over the South West region, displaying a huge array of collectable books. Visit the website to see some of the fair highlights.  Add a comment

16.04.18. The annual PBFA Oxford Book Fair on April 21st & 22nd is one of the largest events in the British antiquarian, rare and second-hand book, map, print and ephemera calendar. In 2018 almost 100 dealers will offer tens of thousands of rare and collectable items, ranging in price from £2 to £10,000s. Returning to the newly refurbished hall at Oxford Brookes Headington Campus, the venue offers excellent national transport links via rail and road.  Add a comment

15.04.18. Barton Book Fair on April 28th will see around twenty dealers all with a good general stock, including antiquarian books, maps and ephemera. Cafe serving excellent home-made food and a large free car park.  Add a comment

14.04.18. We didn't receive the Tynemouth Book Fair dates for 2018 until PaulP emailed me and pointed out that the first fair of the year is TOMORROW!  Add a comment

8.04.18. Bury St Edmunds Book Fair in the Athenaeum Hall on April 14th, is a stone's throw from the much-photographed Abbey Gate, the award winning Abbey Gardens and the Cathedral. The fair is held on a Saturday when the regions largest traditional outdoor market takes over the streets, so there's plenty to do and see if you have any time left after perusing the wide range of books, maps and ephemera on offer at the fair.  Add a comment

8.04.18. Leeds Record & Book Fair on April 14th is a 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 lots of bargains. A wide selection of secondhand books and ephemera. Occasional book signings from authors of new books about music.  Add a comment

3.04.18. The Bloomsbury Book Fair on Sunday, April 8th will have dealers in antiquarian, out of print, rare and secondhand books, as well as ephemera specialists, map and print dealers, bookbinders and more, the fair is the one-stop event for all bibliophiles, collectors and enthusiasts. The largest monthly book fair in the country and ideally situated in central London. For full details and any late availability check the website.  Add a comment

1.04.18. 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

1.04.18. At Clapham Village Book Fair on April 8th ten dealers will offer a good range of second-hand books, maps and ephemera. Café serving excellent home-made food and parking nearby.  Add a comment

1.04.18. Gerrards Cross Book Fair on April 14th 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  Add a comment

29.03.18. If you find yourself in Looe, Cornwall, there will be an RNLI Charity Book Sale at the Albatross Lifeboat Station on Sunday, April 1st.  Add a comment

25.03.18. The next Churchdown Book Fair is on Sunday 1st April, which is also Easter Sunday. Held on the first Sunday of every month at Churchdown Community Centre in the village of Churchdown in Gloucestershire, there will be 1000s of quality secondhand & antiquarian books for sale from around 20 dealers.  Add a comment

21.03.18. To coincide with Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival, there will be a Book Market on Wednesday 25th April 10.00 - 5.00 on Henley Street. Stalls with 3x3m Pop-up canopies are still available at £30 each, full details here.  Add a comment

20.03.18. We have over 65 exhibitors at the next Bloomsbury Ephemera, Book & Postcard Fair on March 25th - spread across more than 130 tables. This month we have all our regular exhibitors, some new faces, plus some dealers from Europe joining us. Come along and browse the aisles for some unique and rare items being sold by some of the country's best dealers. Full details, including exhibitors list on the website.  Add a comment

18.03.18. Bedale Book & Postcard Fair on March 25th will offer a huge amount of good quality books offered by dealers from all over the North of England, many of them out-of-print and on numerous subjects. Also thousands of postcards, on endless topics and themes, including street and village scenes prior to WW1. 32 pre-booked stalls, ample free parking and only one mile from A1 motorway.  Add a comment

18.03.18. Books, prints and ephemera from some of the world’s best-known private presses will be on sale at the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair on March 24th & 25th ... more  Add a comment

11.03.18. The 12th annual ExLibris Charity Masked Book Sale April 27th - May 7th is in aid of two local charities: Nottingham and Notts Refugee Forum Destitution Fund (helping to ameliorate destitution amongst asylum seekers with no recourse to public funds) & Hayward House (via Nottingham Hospitals Charity, helping people at end of life.) Check out the Federation of Masked Booksellers website.  Add a comment

11.03.18. One of the South-East's biggest Book Fairs, Faversham usually attracts around 20 dealers. More than 40 tables of books and always very well attended. Also the market day in town. Two secondhand bookshops nearby.  Add a comment

7.03.18. The PBFA have just announced that the Isle of Skye Book Fair on 6th - 8th September has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances and apologise for any inconvenience.  Add a comment

6.03.18. Fiona Edwards is replacing the cancelled March 4th Nottinghamshire Book & Postcard Fair on with an event on April 29th.  Add a comment

6.03.18. Thanks to the organisers who told me that their events were cancelled due to last weekend's weather, there have been complaints about those who didn't.  Add a comment

6.03.18. The next Bloomsbury Book Fair on Sunday 11th March will have dealers from all over the UK showing a vast array of material. Come browse the aisles for rare, antiquarian, out of print books,  unusual ephemera, prints, maps, manuscripts, bookbinders and more! Check the website for the latest news, including the exhibitors' list. For any late availability phone Kim: 01707 872140.  Add a comment

4.03.18. Shaftesbury Book Fair is a long-running event 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.  Add a comment

4.03.18. Unfortunately, I was out of the office all day Saturday and was unable to put up Steve Newman's note: 'Sorry for very late notice but we had to cancel the Windsor Observer, Warne & related Collectors Book Fair today mainly because stall holders were unable to travel. The meeting has been re-arranged for Saturday 21st July.'  Add a comment

4.03.18. Gargrave Book Fair attracts over 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.  Add a comment

4.03.18. Leeds Record & Book Fair is a record fair with books and ephemera. 45+ tables of vinyl and 10+ tables of books. An eclectic mix of collectable, rare and obscure records, and a wide selection of books and ephemera.  Add a comment

4.03.18. I've just added the Bedale Antiquarian & Second-hand Book & Postcard Fair dates, the first of which is March 25th.  Add a comment

1.03.18. PLEASE NOTE that the ChurchdownLong Melford. and New Forest Book Fairs have been CANCELLED because of the snow. Tunbridge Wells are currently still on.  Add a comment

26.02.18. Rare Books Edinburgh 19th - 29th March is a festival dedicated to rare, collectable, and important books and the history of the book. Edinburgh's finest bookish institutions have arranged talks, exhibitions, and workshops for collectors, bibliophiles, and book-lovers, the majority of them free to all.  Add a comment

25.02.18. Long Melford 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. Homemade refreshments. Two stately homes and a magnificent church in the village.  Add a comment

25.02.18. The New Forest Book Fair is a 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.  Add a comment

21.02.18. Why not come and join us at the next Bloomsbury Ephemera, Book & Postcard Fair on Sunday, 25th February. We have a wonderful mix of exhibitors displaying a truly vast array of material. Whether you want a rare or collectable book, a postcard, ephemera, print or any other unusual printed item, come browse the aisles and treasure hunt. Whether you are new to collecting or a seasoned collector, have a huge budget or limited finances, the fair caters for all. Full details on the website.  Add a comment

20.02.18. I've just added Stephen Mobsby's dates for the New Forest and Shaftesbury Book Fairs.  Add a comment

19.02.18. Do pop into the Children's, Illustrated and Modern First editions Book Fair which returns to the Hilton London Olympia Hotel on February 24th. A gathering of the UK's finest specialist booksellers offering a huge range of beautiful, rare and collectible titles at prices to suit every enthusiast.  Add a comment

19.02.18. At the Tunbridge Wells Book Fair on Saturday, March 3rd quality books will be offered by twenty experienced dealers, several of whom regularly exhibit in London. Warwick Park is extremely close to the famous 400 year old Pantiles and Corn Exchange with their unique shops, bars and restaurants and the Town's three bookshops.  Add a comment

13.02.18. I've just added Anne-Louise Barton's Winchester Book Fair dates, the first of which is March 10th.  Add a comment

11.02.18. There will be approximately fifteen dealers selling antiquarian and secondhand books, maps and ephemera at the Hornby Book Fair on February 17th. Café serving excellent home-made food. Parking nearby.  Hornby Castle will be open for their Snowdrop Weekend, so visitors have the opportunity to combine the two.  Add a comment

11.02.18. The Sherborne Book Fair on February 17th 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! ... more  Add a comment

11.02.18. This year's Epsom Charity Book Fair takes place from 15th to 17th February 2018, with a special dealers' and collectors' preview on the evening of Wednesday 14 February from 6.00pm to 9.00pm. Preview entrance £10, payable at the door. This popular and established sale of donated books is now in its 17th year and as ever, a vast range of carefully sorted, quality books will be on sale.  Add a comment

6.02.18. The next Bloomsbury Book Fair on Sunday 11th February will have dealers in rare, antiquarian and out of print books, as well as ephemera, map and print dealers, manuscript specialists, bookbinders, auctioneers and more! Items are available in all price ranges, from a few pounds upwards. Whether you are a seasoned collector, a casual browser or new enthusiast, the fair has something for everyone! Full details on the website.  Add a comment

4.02.18. Leeds Record & Book Fair on February 10th will have 45+ tables of vinyl and 10+ tables of books. An eclectic mix of collectable, rare and obscure records, and lots of bargains. A wide selection of books and ephemera, including art, pulp fiction and much more.  Add a comment

4.02.18. Gerrards Cross Book Fair in South Buckinghamshire is one of the largest and longest-running independent book fairs in the country. With room for up to 25 stands, there is always a good mix of dealers specialising in all sorts
of books, usually there are also some postcards and ephemera. Some of the dealers will buy books brought to the fair.  Add a comment

28.01.18. 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 ... more  Add a comment

28.01.18. The Works on Paper Fair runs from the 1st - 4th of February at the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington. More than 50 leading dealers will be offering early, modern, & contemporary art on paper under one roof.  Add a comment

23.01.18. The Bloomsbury Ephemera, Book & Postcard Fair on Sunday 28th January is well worth a visit with over 55 dealers in the Galleon Suite, spread over more than 100 tables selling a vast array of diverse material, plus we have additional dealers at a new event in the Ellis Suite the Vintage Antique and Collectables Fair! Two great fairs in one great venue! Whatever you collect, whether printed material or antique collectables, come along and spend a very leisurely few hours browsing the thousands of items on offer. Full details on the website.  Add a comment

21.01.18. Minutes away from the Gulf of Mexico and some of the best beaches in the world, you could be visiting the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair on April 20-22 2018.  Add a comment

21.01.18. Long Melford Book Fair on January 27th 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.  Add a comment

21.01.18. Entry is free to Stratford Upon Avon Book Fair on January 28th and there will be 20+ dealers exhibiting. Local books will as always be well represented but a wide variety of subjects are covered by the dealers attending - full details and highlights are on the website.  Add a comment

14.01.18. The annual Kilkenny Winter Book Fair will be held in the Club House Hotel on Saturday, January 20th from 10.30 to 5.30. There will be book sellers from all over Ireland bringing together an eclectic mix of 5,000 books, pamphlets, maps and ephemera. ... more  Add a comment

14.01.18. Around 1,000 unique visitors a day to 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 ... more  Add a comment

11.01.18. Richard Frost has just let me have his dates for the Berkhamsted and Gerrards Cross book fairs.  Add a comment

8.01.18. The first Bloomsbury Book Fair of 2018 on 14th January will have a great compliment of exhibitors selling a wide range of printed material, including  antiquarian, rare, secondhand and out of print books, ephemera, maps, prints, manuscripts, bookbinders and much more. If you haven’t visited before come along and browse the aisles for lots of hidden treasures! Whether you are a seasoned collector, an avid reader, or just love seeking out unusual items, the fair has something for everyone. Visit the website for full details.   Add a comment

3.01.18. I've just added the Petworth Charity Book Sale, which is held on the second Saturday of every month and in its 20th year.  Add a comment

2.01.18. Here are Colin Baker's Sherborne Book Fair dates for 2018.  Add a comment

2.01.18. Up to 1,000 unique visitors a day to 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. ... more  Add a comment

1.01.18. Welcome to our Provisional 2018 Calendar. I'm still waiting for a number of organisers to confirm their dates, and lots of smaller and one-off fairs or sales are often only confirmed nearer the time. However, if you visit or exhibit at a fair that you think should be listed here, please contact us. As usual I will mention all the late arrivals in this news section.  Add a comment