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Upcoming Events

The Grasmere Book Fair

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Throughout the fair there will be events and activities at the The Wordsworth Trust, including the opportunity to view treasures from the collection. The exhibitors will be offering for sale antiquarian and second hand books, maps, prints and ephemera. The Bookfair will run in tandem with bookish themed events at the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere.
Location
Grasmere Village Hall, Broadgate, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9TA


Opening Times
Friday 13th October 2017 (12pm - 6pm)
Saturday 14th October 2017 (10.30am - 5pm)

Chelsea Book Fair 2017

 03/11/2017 – 04/11/2017 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 dealers are happy to guide you, making this an accessible and exciting venue for beginning collectors or those simply looking for an extra special Christmas gift.

In addition to our regular exhibitors we have a line-up of unique events, including guided tours designed to introduce visitors to the world of rare books. You can also browse our exhibitors’ highlights, which can be purchased online before the Fair opens.

The ABA Chelsea Rare Book Fair has something to offer every type of book lover, so don’t wait – register for your free tickets today.

A condition of entry applies – see “Visit the Fair” for details.
3 & 4 November 2017 
Friday 2-7pm
Saturday 11-5pm

More info: website

Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, London, SW3 5EE

Book Trade History Conference 2017

 26/11/2017 – 27/11/2017 This year’s annual conference on book trade history will explore ways in which gender
has shaped the organization as well as the output of the trade from the early modern
period to the recent past. Issues relating to the management and practice of printing
and bookselling will be set alongside shifts in the patterns of demand, ownership and
readership, as men and women maintained or redefined their mutual roles in business
and employment, as well as in society at large.

View the full programme here
PROGRAMME

Sunday 26th November

10.00 – 10.30 am Registration and coffee
10.30 – 11.45 am Sara Pennell: Hannah and her sisters? The development of the market for
household manuals, c. 1660-1750
11.45 – 12.15 pm Coffee
12.15 – 1.30 pm Helen Smith: Gender and identity in the early modern book trades
1.30 – 3.00 pm Buffet Lunch. During the lunch break, Robin Myers, Archivist Emeritus, will give
a brief talk about the history of the Hall and Andrea Cameron, Stationers’ Company Honorary
Librarian, will lead a tour of the building.
3.00 – 4.15 pm Mirjam Foot: ‘The property of a lady’: women as owners of fine bindings
4.15– 4.45 pm Tea
4.45 – 6.00 pm Laurence Worms: Women in the Rare Book Trade 1880-1920
6.00 – 7.00 pm Reception at Stationers’ Hall, sponsored by Bernard Quaritch 

Monday 27th November

09.30 –10.00 am Coffee
10.00 – 11.10 am Caroline Bowden: The nuns of the English convents in exile and their
books: connections between the communities and the book trade 1600-1800
11.10 – 11.40 am Coffee
11.40 – 12.50 pm Anne Lawrence: Progressive Steps: The early women of the Bodleian
Library, Oxford
12.50 – 1.50 pm Lunch
1.50 – 3.00 pm Marianne Van Remoortel: Agents of Change: Women Editors and Socio-Cultural
Transformation in Europe, 1710-1920
3.00 – 3.45 pm Michael Harris: The Nutt family at work; gender and geography in the London
book trade, 1690 to 1750
3.45 – 4.00 pm End of formal proceedings. Michael Harris will lead a walking tour of book-trade
sites, lasting about 45 minutes and ending in a local pub.

Edinburgh Book Fair (ABA/PBFA)

 23/03/2018 – 24/03/2018 Scotland’s leading antiquarian book fair​ - the Edinburgh Book Fair represents an important union between the two major national bookseller associations and this two-day event provides an excellent opportunity to see and buy a wide selection of rare, antiquarian and secondhand books, manuscripts, ephemera and artwork from some of the country’s leading bookdealers.

Radisson Blu Hotel, 80 High Street, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TH.

Full details at: www.edinburghbookfair.org