3rd December 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
67 Cumnor Hill, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 9HX
Contact: Neville Beal
Specialisms: Modern first editions and signed copies; private press books; nature and natural history; poetry; oddities and esoteric and occult. Typical inventory level between 2,000 and 3,000 books. Always happy to provide photographs and respond to specific questions in detail.
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.
Trendle Street, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3NT
Contact: Claire Porter
Specialisms: Paperbacks and hardbacks, modern to antiquarian. Booksearch, local Dorset and Somerset books, history, biography and art. Very general stock of over 30,000 books held. Also stock of CDs, DVDs and sheet music. Includes The Sanctuary Coffee Shop with private courtyard. Positioned close to Sherborne Abbey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chichester Place, 18 Southernhay East, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1QD
Contact: Barbara & Robert Chalk
Specialisms: Online booksellers who specialize in fine & highly collectable 1st edition books, particularly children's & modern 1st editions. Buy and sell rare books. Rare 1st editions of: Ian Fleming, Alistair MacLean, Arthur Conan Doyle, H G Wells, A A Milne, C S Lewis, Lewis Carroll, Jean de Brunhoff, Arthur Rackham, Florence K Upton, Rudyard Kipling, J R R Tolkein, Beatrix Potter, R.L. Stevenson & Helen Bannerman. Happy to buy books of such authors.
Bridge Street, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1AP
Contact: Tony Butler
Specialisms: Illustrated, Dorset, motoring, aviation and related technical subjects.
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.