Event Information

The annual PBFA Book Fair in Harrogate is a firm favourite in the diaries of Northern bibliophiles and book collectors alike.  Running for over 40 years, this event is seen as the go-to book destination for Yorkshire bibliophiles.

PLEASE NOTE - Friday's opening times have been amended to 12pm - 6pm.

Dealer will be attending from across the United Kingdom, travelling from as far afield as Scotland, East Anglia, London, the Midlands and right across the Northern counties. 

Please scroll to the bottom for the Floor Plan.

A strong mix of subjects will be on display, fiction and non-fiction, offered by specialist dealers, with knowledge and expertise!

Light refreshments in café.

Key Details

Time & Date 17th March 2023, 12:00 - 18:00 18th March 2023, 10:00 - 16:00

Venue Derwent & Calder Rooms, Pavilions of Harrogate, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 8NZ

Organisers Richard J Hodgson Tel: 07950 647377 Email: rjhodgsonbooks@clara.co.uk

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Ticket Information

Admission £ 2.00

Travel Information

Parking

Free car parking on site

Train

Harrogate station

Bus

Regular services run between Harrogate Bus Station and the venue

Driving

A1(M), J46 (South), J47 (North)

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Highlights

If you are thinking of attending this fair, why not have a look at some of the books recommended by some of the Members who will be there.

MANUSCRIPT MARITIME LETTER 1763 WITH REFERENCE TO...

Brand, Alexander

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£75.00

Offered by Paul Bostock Rare Books

Wharncliffe, Wortley,and the Valley of the Don. Ph...

[HOLLAND (John)]

London: A. W. Bennett, [printed by Robert White, Worksop],

£695.00

Offered by Forest Books

Scott-King's Modern Europe by Evelyn Waugh (first...

E Waugh

Chapman and Hall

£20.00

Offered by RMJ Books

Minus 148°by Art Davidson (signed)

Art Davidson

W W Norton & Co

£45.00

Offered by RMJ Books

The Works of Laurence Sterne in Four Volumes. Bayn...

Laurence Sterne

J Johnson et al.

£1300.00

Offered by RMJ Books

Shirley by Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte

J Murray

£80.00

Offered by RMJ Books

History of the Campaign of 1815 by Mueffling (Muff...

F.C.F. von Muffling

S R Publishers

£50.00

Offered by RMJ Books

Table Talk Being the Discourses of John Selden Esq...

John Selden

J White, Holborn

£20.00

Offered by RMJ Books

The Gentleman's Compleat Jockey with the Perfect H...

Gervase Markham

T. Norris

£950.00

Offered by RMJ Books

A Defense of the Right Reverend Bishops of Rochest...

Anon

A Dodd

£120.00

Offered by RMJ Books

Ali Baba and his Son Hadji by H Ould (signed)

H Ould

French

£10.00

Offered by RMJ Books

Ivan and the Fire-bird by H Ould (signed)

H Ould

Philip & Son

£10.00

Offered by RMJ Books

Tangled Skeins by H Ould (signed)

H Ould

French

£10.00

Offered by RMJ Books

Stephen versus Gladstone. Extracts published by He...

Woolf

Headington Quarry

£320.00

Offered by RMJ Books

The Story of Rosina and other Verses by A Dobson a...

A Dobson

Kegan Paul

£45.00

Offered by RMJ Books

History of the Campaign in the Year 1815 [Waterloo...

C de M (Baron F C F von Mueffling, Muffling), with an Introduction by Sir John Sinclair

Printed for T Egerton, Military Library, Whitehall

£1950.00

Offered by RMJ Books

Complete Novels by Jane Austen. First edition from...

Jane Austen

Heinemann

£245.00

Offered by RMJ Books

A History of the Steam Engine (scarce first editio...

R Thurston

Kegan Paul

£350.00

Offered by RMJ Books

Secreta Monita Societatis Jesu. The Secret Instruc...

.

J Walthoe

£175.00

Offered by RMJ Books

The Beauties of Nature by Lord Avebury, bound by R...

Lord Avebury

Macmillan

£80.00

Offered by RMJ Books

Favourite Fairy Tales by H C Andersen, book design...

H C Andersen

Blackie & Son

£30.00

Offered by RMJ Books

Land and Sea Tales by R Kipling

R Kipling

Macmillan

£85.00

Offered by RMJ Books

The Berber, or the Mountaineer of the Atlas

W S Mayo

Bohn

£500.00

Offered by RMJ Books

The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table by Holmes

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Blackie

£30.00

Offered by RMJ Books

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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Bainbridge Books | Fay Bainbridge Chesterfield

31

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Forest Books | W R H Laywood Grantham

136

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Pete Fry | Peter Fry Grange-over-Sands

213

Paul Hughes | Paul Hughes Bishop Auckland

710

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Saltmarsh Books | Peter Saltmarsh Chesterfield

41

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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.

Roo Waterhouse Art
Celebrate your life in books with a bespoke 'Shelf Portrait'. Roo Waterhouse’s detailed oil paintings of treasured and iconic books build up a portrait to resonate with your stories and reflect your life and passions. Rather like Desert Island Discs... Which books would you choose?

Contact:

Telephone: 07905 889773
Address

Northlight Art Studios
Valley Road
Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire
HX7 6DG

Resources

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