We welcome the return of our booklet to help those who wish to start collecting books.  This booklet will tell you where to start, what books you can think about for your collection and where our book fairs are located so you can come visit and meet our jolly book dealers. 

If you love books and would love to start collecting, this is worth a read!

To download  'Start Collecting Books' click here

Discount For All Our Readers


Packaging Bear stock a vast array of products geared towards book sellers. They are an authorised reseller of Lil Packaging book wraps and cardboard envelopes, they like to pride themselves on being price competitive, alongside offering a fantastic customer support service and high quality products.  They are pleased to be offering any customers  a  5% discount off their order no matter the order value.  Please use discount code: PBFA5

Delivery is free on all orders no matter the value, any order under £12 is dispatched via Royal Mail 2nd class.  All orders over £12 are dispatched via a next day delivery method. They use a number of couriers depending on the product, size and weight.  All prices are inclusive of VAT, therefore the price the customer see’s is the price they pay.

All orders placed by 1pm, are dispatched the very same day (This can of course alter during peak business times).  Customers can place their orders via their website or by emailing their order to  They will then raise an invoice and dispatch once payment has been received.

They are a family owned company and operate out of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Alexandra & Antique Collectors Fairs - December 2nd

We welcome our return to the Alexandra Palace in London where some of our PBFA Book Dealers will be exhibiting at the iacf Antique and Collectors Fair. With much on offer to suit all pockets from secondhand and antiquarian books, maps, prints, posters, postcards, ephemera and much more do pop by and say hi, you could grab yourself a bargain!

This fair is being organised by the iacf - Antique and Collectors Fairs

More information can be found here:

We look forward to welcoming you at the fair!


We are pleased to announce the arrival of our 'New' PBFA Cotton Bag.  Great for stuffing all those lovely books that you purchase from our fairs. 

If you would like to purchase one, please send a cheque for £3 with your request to or write to PBFA, 16 Melbourn Street, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 7BZ or call us at 01763 248400.

Read more to take a sneeky peek of what they look like - a talking point with your friends and a great presi for the book lover out there!

PBFA Shops Now Showing On Our Website

Our website now lists all our our PBFA Shops. They include, contact details, shop opening times, specialisms as well as the facility to search via region.  

Sadly, some of our PBFA shops have closed due to various reasons but we still have quite a few of our trusted PBFA members who run shops around the UK.

There could be a shop near you that you wish to visit.

Click here to go straight to the shops.

D and M Packaging Ltd - Offer Extended to 31st December 2018

By popular demand the FREE Flexi-Bind Book Adhesive worth £10 has been extended to the 31st December.  With any order of £20 it will be offered FREE.

Flexi-Bind is a pH book adhesive which is clear and remains flexible when dry. It is ideal for repairing cracked hinges, split hinges, split spines and other small repair jobs.

Simply mention PBFA when you call or add in the notes section when ordering at

Call D and M on 01924 495768 or visit

Book Collections For Sale via Abebooks from PBFA Booksellers

We have been working with our collegues at Abebooks (where many of our members sell their books) to set up a dedicated “landing page” for the PBFA. This will allow anyone to focus their search on our members' books only – secure in the knowledge that they are only seeing books from members of a reputable trade association.

To view this 'new' landing page with the collection of books please click on the link below.

Calendar APP

Our FREE PBFA Calendar APP is available to download on Android and Apple. Just search for PBFA.  This is a quick access to all our PBFA fairs for the year. You can add all your favourite PBFA book fairs direct to your online calendar and create an alert to remind you of where and when the fair is. Fantastic and great for those on the move!

To download click here.  

- You can also connect to AbeBooks who have created a PBFA book collection section which is great for those who are seeking a book in a specialism of interest to you

- You can also search and connect with all our book dearlers.