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The London Book Fair Week 2014

The London Book Fair Week 2014

Who invented the antiquarian book fair? In 1958 the first book fair worldwide offering rare and beautiful books, prints and manuscripts was held in London at the National Book League in Albemarle Street from 6th to 21st June, organized by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (ABA).

Now in its 57th year, the London International Antiquarian Book Fair is not only the oldest, but one of the biggest and most important events of the rare book trade. With over 180 leading antiquarian book dealers from across the globe exhibiting rare treasures from the early days of printing up to highly collectible modern first editions, children’s and illustrated books, precious bindings, autograph letters, prints, photographs, manuscripts, ephemera and original art works spanning the centuries, with prices ranging from the accessible £10 to half a million – it is the place to be for book collectors. Whatever you collect, whatever your subject, curiosity or indulgence, you will find something to capture your imagination and interest at the International Antiquarian Book Fair at National Hall, Olympia  - and not only there. A series of book fairs will be held in London at the end of May. This is a short summary of all the fairs, with links to the official websites.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Bloomsbury Book Fair


The eagerly awaited Summer Fair, the first of the fairs for International Fairs week.

Royal National Hotel - 10 am to 4 pm

>>> www.bloomsburybookfair.com

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Ephemera Society Summer Special Fair


The eagerly awaited Summer Fair, the first of the fairs for International Fairs week.

Holiday Inn London, Bloomsbury - 11 am to 4 pm

>>> www.ephemera-society.org.uk

Wednesday to Thursday, May 21 to 22, 2014

The Book Fair at The Hand and Flower


A few steps away from the London International Antiquarian Book Fair at Olympia: a fine selection of antiquarian, rare, collectable, and out of print books, prints and maps.

The Hand and Flower (1 Hammersmith Road, opposite Olympia) - 2 am to 6 pm, 10 am to 5 pm

>>> www.bookfair-handandflower.co.uk

Thursday to Saturday, May 22 to 24, 2014

London International Antiquarian Book Fair


Olympia, National Hall

Thursday: 2 pm - 8 pm, Friday to Saturday: 11 am to 7 pm, 11 am to 5 pm

The London International Antiquarian Book Fair is the highlight of the London book fair season, and one of the most important events of the international trade.

>>> www.olympiabookfair.com

Friday to Saturday, May 23 to 24, 2014

PBFA International London Book Fair


The PBFA Summer Book Fairs in London provide an excellent opportunity to browse and buy antiquarian, rare and second-hand books, manuscripts, ephemera and more from over a hundred dealers in the UK and beyond.

ILEC Conference Centre - 2 pm to 7 pm, 10 am to 4 pm

>>> pbfalondonbookfair.co.uk/

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Bloomsbury Summer Ephemera Fair


Dealers from the UK and abroad offer fine bindings, antiquarian, illustrated books, travel, modern firsts, children’s books, maps, prints, and ephemera.

Royal National Hotel – 9.30 am to 3 pm

>>> www.bloomsburyephemerafair.com

Sunday, May 25, 2014

The London Photograph Fair


The UK's premier event for collectors of all types of photography.

Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury – 11 am to 4 pm

>>> www.photofair.co.uk


Saturday to Sunday, June 7 to 8, 2014

London Map Fair


The largest antique map fair in Europe brings together around 40 of the leading national and international antiquarian map dealers as well as hundreds of visiting dealers, collectors, curators and map aficionados from all parts of the world.

Royal Geographical Society - 12 am to 7 pm, 10 am to 6 pm

>>> www.londonmapfairs.com

Published since 12 May 2014

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