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Firsts - London's Rare Book Fair

Upcoming Events

Ephemera Society Fair

 02/06/2019 – 02/06/2019 The Ephemera Society Summer Fair will be held on Sunday 2 June at the Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury, Coram Street, London WC1N 1HT.
 
Entry £3  All welcome
 
More info: 01923  829079  info@ephemera-society.org.uk
 

Firsts - London's Rare Book Fair

 07/06/2019 – 09/06/2019 ‘Held in the city’s sparkling new Battersea Evolution, it is one of the largest and most prestigious bibliophilic happenings in the world’ – Bloomberg.com
 
The 62nd edition of the ABA’s annual flagship event returns to Battersea Evolution in the heart of Battersea Park, for a second time. This major three-day event is one of the largest and most prestigious antiquarian book fairs in the world. Showcasing rare, unique and unusual items from more than 170 leading UK and international dealers, Firsts - London's Rare Book Fair is the jewel in the crown of Rare Books London.

Just a few minutes from the City of London, Chelsea, Bloomsbury and the West End - by taxi, train, bus or boat - the area boasts a wealth of fine hotels, restaurants, shops and cultural destinations.
From museum-quality medieval manuscripts to modern signed first editions such as Harry Potter, visitors to the fair can literally hold history in their hands as they view and buy rare books, maps, prints, photographs, ephemera and original artwork.

In addition to regular and new exhibitors, there will be carefully selected series of live events run by specialist organisations and craftspeople. Fascinating hands-on workshops (including family-friendly activities) give visitors a chance to dive straight into the world of fine printing, bookbinding, and calligraphy. You can find out what makes a book rare and learn more about all aspects of book-collecting - and much more - on our popular expert-led guided tours.

www.firstslondon.com

Melbourne Rare Book Fair

 12/07/2019 – 14/09/2019 The Melbourne Rare Book Week is well established in the City of Melbourne’s event calendar. It is a major attraction for book collectors, librarians and all who have a love of words, print on paper and heritage. As part of Rare Book Week that runs from 5 - 14 July 2019, the Melbourne Rare Book Fair will be held from 12 - 14 July  2019 at the University of Melbourne's historic Wilson Hall, with free admission to all visitors.
 
Leading Australian and international antiquarian booksellers will bring a rich and diverse array of books together that cater for all who genuinely love print on paper and who share a passion for books. Subjects including early printed books, maps, historical accounts of travel and exploration, prints, literature, art, militaria, children's books, and ephemera will be offered for sale at prices to suit all levels of collecting. Whether you already have your own personal library or would like to explore the world of book collecting, this is your opportunity to explore the world of books with experts in their fields.

www.rarebookfair.com/

Brussels Rare Book & Print Fair

 01/09/2019 – 01/09/2019 The Belgian Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association is cordially inviting you to visit the 4th edition of the Salon du Mont des Arts, the leading event for antiquarian book and print lovers in Belgium.
 
The fair will take place at the prestigious Royal Academy of Belgium in the heart of Brussels, with about forty Belgian and international exhibitors.
 
Brussels 2018This prestigious venue is located opposite the Royal Palace and the Parc de Bruxelles in the city centre; it is close to the Sablon and the famed Grand-Place as well as the Royal Library of Belgium and many important museums, including the Magritte Museum, the Musical Instruments Museum, and the Fine Arts Museum.

www.clam-bba.be

ABA Chelsea Rare Book Fair 2019

 31/10/2019 – 02/11/2019 The 29th edition of the ABA Chelsea Rare Book Fair will return to Chelsea Old Town Hall from 31st October to 2nd November 2019. 

www.chelseabookfair.com