21st Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair
4th & 5th November 2011
For two days in November, the Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair is the place where the antiquarian book trade meets. Booklovers and bibliophiles have an opportunity to find some rare treasures. The new collector can meet specialist booksellers and browse the large variety of antiquarian and collectable books, maps, prints and ephemera.
The Fair brings together over 75 renowned antiquarian booksellers in the historical venue of the Chelsea Old Town Hall in London. It is organised by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) and all exhibitors are either members of the association or its international umbrella organization, the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).
International as well as British clients appreciate the quality and variety of items that are available for sale at Chelsea.
New or Returning Exhibitors in 2011
The Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair will welcome a number of new exhibitors and dealers who have not exhibited for several years including Tim Bryars, Classic Bindings, Peter Ellis, Ferret Fantasy, Natalie Galustian, Grove Rare Books, High Street Books, Holybourne Rare Books, Studio Bibliografico Lex Antiqua, Antiquariat Hans Lindner, Marchpane, Bernard Quaritch and Tindley & Chapman.
2011 Special Exhibition
The 2011 ABA Chelsea Book Fair will feature a selling exhibition of art-works relating to antiquarian and rare books by seven artists. The exhibited pieces will include paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and photography, which reflect the participants' responses to different aspects of books in their manifold forms.
Fair Chairman Leo Cadogan:
“We are excited about our 2011 exhibition, featuring 7 artists who will display their interpretation of the printed book. The Chelsea Book Fair is the ideal place for this kind of exhibition, a place where serious book trade and book buyers meet and do business as well as a simply wonderful environment for booklovers with very different budgets. “
Date: 4th & 5th November 2011
Location: Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Road, London SW3 5EE
Over 75 dealers offer a fascinating range of rare books, prints, maps, photographs, ephemera, letters and manuscripts.
Friday 2pm to 7pm
Saturday 11am to 5pm
Tickets on the door £5 or free if downloaded in advance from the website.