York Antiquarian Book Seminar 2017

Learn about the antiquarian book trade from some of the best booksellers and librarians in the country.

Once again we are pleased to announce our sucessful York Antiquarian Book Seminar will take place 11th, 12th and 13th September. 

York Antiquarian Book Seminar is an intensive three day programme of lectures providing an opportunity for leading specialists to share their expertise and experience in the world of rare books.  Inspiration, insights and practical hands-on learning with an emphasis on cataloguing, pricing, and bookselling in the electronic age.

To find out more please visit



Apologies to all our readers!  

Our UK Fine Press Book Fair was due to take place in November but unfortunately, circumstances out of our control has meant we had to cancel the fair in November. However, the good news is that it will NOW take place in 2018 and the new dates are:

March 24th - 25th 2018

Oxford Brookes University

Headington Campus

Oxford, OX3 0PB

PBFA Shops Coming Soon to our website

Our website will soon list all our PBFA Shops. They will include, contact details, shop opening times and specialisms.  

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.

Keep checking this page and we will direct you to the link!


Antiques Trade Gazette Supplement 2017

Antiques Trade Gazette, Official Media Partner to Rare Books London 2017, is proud to present the Books, Maps & Prints supplement, in association with Forum Auctions, to all book enthusiasts.

Click here to discover exclusive interviews with book dealers, special features on topics such as The Art of Illustration, Mapping the 20th Century, Stronger by Association plus essential listings of forthcoming auctions, fairs and dealer events.

D and M Packaging Ltd - New Special Offer For 2017


D and M Packaging Supplies Ltd (trusted members of the PBFA) are pleased to give our readers a new offer in 2017.  A free 145ml leather cream worth just over £8 with any order over £20 valid up to 30th September. This Leather Cream revives, polishes and protects leather book bindings. A blend of natural oils, silicone and lanolin. Just apply with a soft cloth, allow to dry then gently buff.   

Simply mention PBFA when you call on 01924 495768 or add this in the notes section when ordering at


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.

Directory of Second-Hand And Antiquarian Booksellers

Our 2016 Directory of Second-hand and Antiquarian Booksellers is available and can be purchased at any of our book fairs around the UK.  You can also contact the office to purchase a copy for £5.  

Calendar APP - New Additions For 2017

Our new 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.  

- In 2017 you can connect to AbeBooks who have created a PBFA book collection which is great for those who are seeking a book in a particular specialism.

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

- Coming Soon - Our PBFA Shops