ā€œI thought Iā€™d begin by reading a poem by Shakespeare , but then I thought, why should I ? He never reads any of mine.ā€
Spike Milligan
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Welcome to the PBFA

The PBFA (Provincial BookSellers Fairs Association) is a trove of rare books, providing a wealth of speciality books from all around the world. They are dedicated to bringing to life rare and collectable books in an accessible manner for people of all ages. By hosting book fairs across the UK, they create specialised events that promote rare publications and provide educational opportunities for their attendees. Each fair brings together buyers, sellers and experts in rare books.
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Explore our Rare Books

From first edition books to antique manuscripts, ephemera, vintage posters, and original artwork. Browse the many rare and antiquarian offerings from our trusted member booksellers.

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Why collect rare books?

If you're looking to add rare books to your library, you won't find a better source than the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA). PBFA has one of the largest networks of rare book sellers in the world, along with an unrivalled  selection guaranteed to have something for every rare book fan. With over four  hundred members across Britain and Ireland, The PBFA is the definitive choice for rare book collectors. With The PBFA, you always know that you'll be receiving quality rare books, so why look anywhere else?
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Why buy Rare books from the PBFA?

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    Established 50 Years

    Established in 1974, the PBFA is edicated to connecting buyers and sellers of books.

  • Buy direct

    Buy direct from Booksellers you can trust ā€“ and who follow a strict code of conduct.

  • 1000's of books

    Thousands of Books available for purchase now through the website or direct from our Fairs.

  • No Commission charges

    All rare book purchases are done direct with dealers and the PBFA take no commission.

  • Rare Books

    One of the largest Professional Rare and Antiquarian book organisations in the world.

  • Book Fairs

    Over 60 Book Fairs a year at which you can meet Booksellers , plus regular Online Fairs.

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