EXETER

30th April 2017

01548 561798 N/A paul@kingsbridgebooks.co.uk
Paul Davies, Kingsbridge Books £1 10.30am - 4.00pm
Next to Hall (paying), Holman Way next to railway (paying), off street parking free on Sunday
Nearest Topsham; regular service from Exeter St Davids & Exeter St Thomas
On bus routes from Exeter and Exeter/Sidmouth
M5 - Junction 30 - follow signs for Topsham From Exeter City Centre B3179
Full access
Lunches and snacks, tea, coffee and soft drinks

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.

 

Exhibitors


Gerald Baker

28 Beaconsfield Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2TS

T 0117 9744319
  E ggbaker@btinternet.com
  W www.bakersbooks.co.uk

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.

Colin Baker Books for the Collector

66 Marldon Road, Shiphay, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 7EH

T 01803 613356
  E colinbakerbooks@btinternet.com

Contact: Colin Baker

Specialisms: Poetry, children's books, illustrated, detective fiction, West Country topography, Shell guides.

Bruinsbooks

Flat 3, 93 Hendford Hill, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2RE

T 01935 431661
  M 07976 757304
  E bruinsbooks@hotmail.com

Contact: John Holdstock

Specialisms: Militaria, history and biography.

Matthew Butler Books

Old Garage House, Acton Turville, Badminton, Gloucestershire, GL9 1HH

T 01454 218036
  E butler.books@btinternet.com

Contact: Dr. Matthew Butler, M.V.O.

Specialisms: Architectural history, architecture and construction; archaeology; art history; UK topography. Collections purchased and valuations undertaken.

Geoff Cox Books

Lower West Wing, Tristford House, Harberton, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7RZ

T 01803 866181
  M 07731 563347
  E geoffcox46@hotmail.com

Contact: Geoff Cox

Specialisms: Railways, canals, industrial archaeology, motoring, aviation and folk music.

F N Crack (Books)

Riverdell, Blatchbridge, Frome, Somerset, BA11 5EJ

T 01373 465590
  E f.n.crack@gmail.com

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.

Helen Deighton

c/o Stour Bookshop, Bridge Street, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1AP

T 01258 473561
  E helen.deighton@btconnect.com

Contact: Helen Deighton

Specialisms: Women's writing and illustration.

Deverell Books

86a Memorial Road, Hanham, Bristol, BS15 3LA

T 0117 9616234
  E pdhbooks@hotmail.com

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.

The Eastern Traveller

4 Pikes Crescent, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4HS

T 01823 327012
  E easterntraveller@btinternet.com

Contact: A Mullett

Specialisms: Travel and history, especially Asia.

Peter Foster Books

The Folly, Cuckoo Lane, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2NB

Contact: Peter Foster & Thais Brand

Specialisms: General antiquarian, fine bindings, first editions, art, children's illustrated.

Kingsbridge Books

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.

Kingswood Books

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.

Lymelight Books & Prints

20 Cherry Tree Road, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5GQ

T 01297 34568
  M 07812 920541
  E lymelightbooks1@outlook.com

Contact: Nigel Cozens

Specialisms: Art, illustrated, literature including poetry, topography especially West Country, natural history, geology, palaeontology, John Fowles, antiquarian, maps & prints.

Ian Marr Rare Books

23 Pound Street, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3JR

T 01579 345310
  E marr.books@gmail.com
  W www.ianmarr.co.uk

Contact: Ian Marr

Specialisms: Mostly British books, manuscripts, ephemera, 17th to 20th century, 19th century photography, bindings. Catalogues issued. Visitors by appointment only please.

Stour Bookshop

Bridge Street, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1AP

T 01258 473561

Contact: Tony Butler

Specialisms: Illustrated, Dorset, motoring, aviation and related technical subjects.

Surprise Books

14 Padin Close, Chalford, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 8FB

T 01453 887403
  F 01453 887403
  M 07731 993306
  E surprisebooks@btopenworld.com

Contact: John Norman

Specialisms: Modern first editions particularly naval, historical and crime fiction.

TIMKC Books

5 Bon Villas, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 5BZ

T 01736 365955
  M 07843412251
  E info@timkcbooks.com
  W www.timkcbooks.com

Contact: Tim Kendall-Carpenter

Specialisms: Monthly email catalogues. Specialises in poetry, contemporary fiction and signed copies.

Tittle Books

Liniskyle, Claycastle, Haselbury Plucknett, Crewkerne, Somerset, TA18 7PE

T 01460 74885
  M 07770 917033
  E htboylan@hushmail.com
  W www.tittlebooks.co.uk

Contact: Hugo Boylan

Specialisms: Wide ranging stock including but not limited to art & artists, ordinary lives, fine bindings, first editions, illustrated, Ireland, military, modern fiction, maps & atlases, natural history, poetry, topography, railways, travel & exploration.

B J Walsh Old Books & Irish Books

Stonechat Cottage, New Street, Painswick, Gloucestershire, GL6 6UN

T 01452 810866
  E bjwalsh@waitrose.com

Contact: Brian Walsh

Specialisms: Books of Irish interest.

Richard V Wells

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.

Graham York Rare Books

225 High Street, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1LB

T 01404 41727
  E books@gyork.co.uk
  W www.gyork.co.uk

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.


Guest Exhibitors

JEREMY PETERS
2B Northcote Lane, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1NH
E: jeremy@jpfinebooks.co.uk
W: www.jpfinebooks.co.uk
T: 07554 862862