30th April 2017
|Paul Davies, Kingsbridge Books||£1||10.30am - 4.00pm|
Venue: Matthews Hall, Topsham, EX3 0HF, 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
Due to circumstances beyond our control, unfortunately refreshments will not be available for sale at the book fair on 30 April. Plenty of alternative cafes (and pubs) will be open a short walk away from the venue on Topsham High Street.
Highlights (75 items)
28 Beaconsfield Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2TS
Contact: Gerald Baker
Specialisms: Railways, motoring, aviation, maritime, industrial history, canals & inland waterways, topography, interesting ephemera, official publicity of the British railway companies. Occasional catalogues on specialisms and in advance of book fairs. Private premises. Postal business and book fairs.
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.
Old Garage House, Acton Turville, Badminton, Gloucestershire, GL9 1HH
Contact: Dr. Matthew Butler, M.V.O.
Specialisms: Architectural history, architecture and construction; archaeology; art history; UK topography. Collections purchased and valuations undertaken.
Lower West Wing, Tristford House, Harberton, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7RZ
M 07731 563347
Contact: Geoff Cox
Specialisms: Railways, canals, industrial archaeology, motoring, aviation and folk music.
Riverdell, Blatchbridge, Frome, Somerset, BA11 5EJ
Contact: Noel Crack
Specialisms: Strong on ornithology and British wildlife but with an increasing specialism in the life and works of the poet John Clare, of which I have a large stock. Also related to this, books on the effects of changes in agriculture during the last few hundred years on the common man. Valuation range £2 - £1200.
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.
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.
23 Pound Street, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3JR
Contact: Ian Marr
Specialisms: Mostly British books, manuscripts, ephemera, 17th to 20th century, 19th century photography, bindings. Catalogues issued. Visitors by appointment only please.
Bridge Street, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1AP
Contact: Tony Butler
Specialisms: Illustrated, Dorset, motoring, aviation and related technical subjects.
14 Padin Close, Chalford, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 8FB
F 01453 887403
M 07731 993306
Contact: John Norman
Specialisms: Modern first editions particularly naval, historical and crime fiction.
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.
Stonechat Cottage, New Street, Painswick, Gloucestershire, GL6 6UN
Contact: Brian Walsh
Specialisms: Books of Irish interest.
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.