6th August 2017
|Paul Davies, Kingsbridge Books||£1||10.30am - 4.00pm|
Venue: Matthews Hall, Topsham, EX30HF, tel: 01392 876865
Photos courtesy of Fair Manager, Paul Davies, Kingsbridge Books.
The Exeter Fair in the pleasant historic seaport of Topsham is now the only fair in Devon. It is now held three times a year in the spring, summer and at Christmas and regularly attracts a good number of traders who fill the hall.
Increasingly, traders are coming from the far afield to exhibit including some from Hampshire, Bristol and Cornwall. A full range of books and ephemera, maps and prints are on sale from the more modest to the highly collectable and expensive. Plenty to see and to buy! Excellent refreshments on site and available in the town
66 Marldon Road, Shiphay, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 7EH
Contact: Colin Baker
Specialisms: Poetry, children's books, illustrated, detective fiction, West Country topography, Shell guides.
Flat 3, 93 Hendford Hill, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2RE
M 07976 757304
Contact: John Holdstock
Specialisms: Militaria, history and biography.
c/o Stour Bookshop, Bridge Street, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1AP
Contact: Helen Deighton
Specialisms: Women's writing and illustration.
86a Memorial Road, Hanham, Bristol, BS15 3LA
Contact: Paul Deverell Hughes & Julie Hughes
Specialisms: Illustrated books, mostly children's, especially fairy books and gift books from the early 20th century. Also popular children's authors - BB, Blyton, Dahl etc.
4 Pikes Crescent, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4HS
Contact: A Mullett
Specialisms: Travel and history, especially Asia.
The Folly, Cuckoo Lane, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2NB
Contact: Peter Foster & Thais Brand
Specialisms: General antiquarian, fine bindings, first editions, art, children's illustrated.
8 Cliveden Gages, Taplow, Berkshire, SL6 0GA
Contact: Jean Hedger
Specialisms: Children's books, illustrated books of all kinds, reference books related to these two areas, original artwork.
15 Ricardo Crescent, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 4BX
Contact: Bob Hooker
Specialisms: Military and military history, art & architecture, nautical, books about books, history.
Horswell Coach House, South Milton, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 3JU
Contact: Paul & Andrea Davies
Specialisms: Polar exploration, travel, modern First Editions, and West Country. Regular catalogue of Polar Exploration books issued.
17 Wick Road, Milborne Port, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5BT
Contact: Anne Rockall & Allan Dollery
Specialisms: Archaeology, history, middle east, travel, Dorset, 20th century lithographers & printmakers especially Rena Gardiner. We also offer bookbinding and restoration. We are at most West Country book fairs so bring your books for free advice. We also sell 100 meter rolls of 80 micron polypropylene dustwrapper.
20 Cherry Tree Road, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5GQ
Contact: Nigel Cozens
Specialisms: Art, illustrated, literature including poetry, topography especially West Country, natural history, geology, palaeontology, John Fowles, antiquarian, maps & prints.
Bridge Street, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1AP
Contact: Tony Butler
Specialisms: Illustrated, Dorset, motoring, aviation and related technical subjects.
4 Westwood, Cockwood, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8RW
Contact: Ben & Nicola Osborne
Specialisms: Children's books, particularly antiquarian. General fiction, particularly women writers. Women's letters, diaries and travels.
5 Bon Villas, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 5BZ
Contact: Tim Kendall-Carpenter
Specialisms: Monthly email catalogues. Specialises in poetry, contemporary fiction and signed copies.
Liniskyle, Claycastle, Haselbury Plucknett, Crewkerne, Somerset, TA18 7PE
Contact: Hugo Boylan
Specialisms: Old books, maps, manuscripts and prints.
37 Bligh Close, Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14 9NQ
Contact: Richard Wells
Specialisms: A small eclectic stock, including manuscripts and ephemera, covering heraldry & genealogy, theology, general academic, antiquarian, travel and topography with Switzerland, Europe and the West Country being particular strengths.
225 High Street, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1LB
Contact: Graham York
Specialisms: Large stock of books relating to fine and applied art, architecture, travel, natural history, literature, history, topography, theatre, and possibly the largest collection of Spain and Gypsies in the UK.