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Event Information

Esteemed booksellers from across Ireland, Scotland and England descend on one of Ireland’s finest hotels for the annual PBFA book fair. From general secondhand books to exceedingly rare items, the fair encompasses books, prints, manuscripts and ephemera.  

Established for some twenty years, the Dublin book fair has been opened in the past by various writers, including not one, but two Booker prize winners in John Banville and Anne Enright.   

Parking is available at the hotel and there is easy access to train and bus services. The Royal Marine offers full disabled access and enviable bar and restaurant facilities, available throughout the day.  

The image you see is the statue in Merrion Square, Dublin, of the Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde who was born in Dublin in October 1854. 

Key Details

Time & Date 22nd October 2022, 12:00 - 18:00 23rd October 2022, 11:30 - 17:00

Venue Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dublin, A96 K063

Organisers Joe McCann, Maggs Bros Ltd Tel: 020 7493 7160 Email: joe@maggs.com

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Ticket Information

Admission € 2.00

Travel Information

Train

The DART runs every 5 minutes during rush hour periods and every 20 mins during the day from Dublin to Dún Laoghaire. The journey offers stunning views of the South East Coast. Irish Rail is the national rail service and operates a regular service throughout the country. The DART links up with Irish Rail at Connolly Station, as it does with The LUAS tram service.

Bus

Aircoach - A coach service to Marine Road is available from and to Dublin Airport and the hotel is only a 2-minute walk away. You can buy a ticket directly from a company representative at the airport arrivals stop at Dublin airport or alternatively you can purchase one from the driver when boarding the Aircoach at any of the stops. The Aircoach Dublin Airport stop is located just outside the Arrivals Halls at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. For further information check out www.aircoach.ie

Bus

Dún Laoghaire is serviced by Dublin Bus. The terminus is located at the DART station. Buses – 7, 7a, 8, 45a, 46a, 59, 75, 111.

Parking

Parking is available at the hotel.

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Fair Exhibitors

If you would like to see which Members will be at this fair, you can browse through them all below. Just select the letter their name starts with and click their name to see their specific page.

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Alastor Rare Books | James Eaton East Cowes

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Veronica Watts | Veronica Watts Cranleigh

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Guest Exhibitors

We are pleased to announce that we will have some special guests at this fair! Have a look at who they are.

Andrew Moorhouse, Fine Press Poetry
Publishing beautifully bound letterpress printed editions of contemporary poetry of international repute, complemented by commissioned artwork by artists working in various media.

Contact:

Telephone: 07807 390430
Address

4 Moorgate Avenue
Rochdale
Lancashire
OL11 5JY

Joe Collins Rare Books
General books relating to Ireland and Irish studies.

Contact: Joe Collins

Telephone: 00353 87 654 3068
Address

65 Grosvenor Lane
Rathmines
Dublin 8
Ireland

Kelleher Rare Books
Rare and antiquarian books, signed Irish, British and American modern first editions.

Contact: Jerry Kelleher

Telephone: 00353 86 825 6922
Address

10 Stephenstown Court
Two Mile House
Naas
County Kildare
Ireland

James Howell Rare Books
Modern and Irish literature, illustrated books and prints.

Contact: James Howell

Telephone: 00353 87 673 8535
Address

23 Eden Park Drive
Goatstown
Dublin 14
Ireland

Orwell Books
Fine printing, mainly Irish, Dolmen, Cuala, Gaeilge, scarce ephemera.

Contact: Cian O'Hegarty

Telephone: 00353 87 126 8795
Address

13 Orwell Gardens
Dublin 14
Ireland

Sean Sexton
Signed modern first editions and War of Independence/Civil War material.

Contact:

Telephone: 07771 801484
Address

65 Childwall Avenue
Liverpool
L16 0JE

Geata Buidhe (Yellow Gate) Books
Primarily stocks books of Irish Interest - second-hand, out-of-print and antiquarian, along with modern academic works. Subject matter is predominantly Irish History - political, military, cultural (including Irish Language), social and religious. Lists with AbeBooks.

Contact: Joe Doyle

Telephone: 00353 862 229 186
Address

Smithstown
Thomastown
Co. Kilkenny
Ireland
R95 E7W0

Resources

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