Event Information

This is a new addition to this year's calendar of fairs.

Please scroll down to see the PBFA exhibitors, followed by the the Fine Press Book Association exhibitors.  The floor plan is available to download at the bottom of the page.

The Fine Press Book Association (FPBA) is an organisation of individuals interested in the art of fine printing, formed with the goal of promoting the appreciation of beautiful books and printing skills.

FPBA had its first official meeting and issued the first issue of Parenthesis in 1998. Today it has a worldwide membership of those interested in the fine book and contemporary fine printing: collectors, printers, artists, illustrators, museums, libraries, and dealers.

It publishes Parenthesis, a journal devoted to fine printing and book-making, issues an occasional e-newsletter, organizes events for members and non-members, and has run competitions in book design.

Parenthesis is published twice a year and is free to members. To bring vitality and variety to Parenthesis, its production alternates between North America and the UK. In the Americas, Robert McCamant of Sherwin Beach Press brings out the Fall issue, while production of the Spring issue is led by Sebastian Carter of Rampant Lions Press.

Each issue typically is 64 pages of articles and illustrations, many in colour. Up to 90 de luxe members receive a special limited edition of Parenthesis, which is case-bound and presented in a slip case with a parcel of items specially printed by presses from around the world.

For example, past parcels have included wood engravings by Gaylord Shanilec, Frank Martin, and Simon King, printing from Henry Morris and Nicolas McDowall, pochoir by Peter Allen and Ian Beck, and a poster for the Pennyroyal Caxton Press edition of the Holy Bible.

Refreshments available.

The image you see is from the Bawden mural at Blackwell's book shop in Oxford.

Key Details

Time & Date 9th December 2023, 12:00 - 17:00 10th December 2023, 11:00 - 16:00

Venue Oxford University Examination Schools, 75-81 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BG

Organisers Henry Gott, Blackwell's Books Tel: 01865 333555 Email: Henry.Gott@blackwell.co.uk
Sian Wainwright, Blackwell's Books Tel: 01865 333555 Email: Sian.Wainwright@blackwell.co.uk

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Ticket Information

Adult Ticket (includes catalogue) £ 5.00

Travel Information

Parking

There is no parking on site. The nearest city centre car park is St Clements car park, about a 10 minute walk. It is open 24 hours a day and charges apply throughout the year. There are disabled car parking spaces opposite and also in Merton Street.

Train

Oxford is the nearest station, approx 20 minute walk.

Bus

The nearest bus stop and airport bus stops (Heathrow and Gatwick) are located on the High Street just outside the Examination Schools (Queen’s Lane stop).

Driving

We recommend using the Park & Ride system. The Thornhill (400) and Seacourt (400) Park & Ride services stop just outside (Queen’s Lane stop).

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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.

The Wolverhampton Wanderer : One Of 100 Special co...

Horovitz, Michael & Sir Peter Blake, David Hockney et al. (Illus.)

Latimer, UK

£995.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland : Signed by The I...

Carroll, Lewis & Van Sandwyk, Charles (Illus.)

Folio Society, London

£495.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

Kynoch Press Note Book 1935 : Signed By Edward Baw...

Bawden, Edward (Illus.)

Kynoch Press, Witton, Birmingham

£1750.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

Salvo for Russia : A Limited Edition of New Poems,...

Cunard, Nancy and John Banting (Eds.)

Privately Printed, London

£8500.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

English As She Is Spoke

Carolino, Pedro & Bawden, Edward (Illus.)

Lion and Unicorn Press, London

£1250.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

Temples of Power : With the Scarce Wrapper

Stamp, Gavin & Boyd Harte, Glynn (Illus.)

Cygnet Press, UK

£1750.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

Hertford College (Aula B Mariae Magdalenae)

David Loggan

David Loggan

£75.00

Offered by De Bry Rare Books

St Peter's College (Aula Novi Hospitii)

David Loggan

David Loggan

£75.00

Offered by De Bry Rare Books

The Kingdom Of The Pearl : Deluxe Edition Signed B...

Rosenthal, Leonard & Dulac, Edmund (Illus.)

Nisbet & Co. Ltd, Londo

£2000.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

Seriatim – : Paintings, Places and Asides’

Graham, Rigby

Brewhouse Press

£3500.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

A Christmas Book : Signed By The Illustrator

Sandwyk, Charles Van

Heavenly Monkey, Vancouver

£650.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

Hop-O’-Me-Heart: A Grown-up Fairy-Tale With illust...

Housman, Laurence & Guthrie, John (Illus.)

The Pear Tree Press, Flansham

£850.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

Flowers and Faces : One Of 60 Specially Bound Copi...

Bates H.E. & Nash, John (Illus.)

The Golden Cockerel Press, UK

£2950.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

Wood Engravings from La Vida Breve

John O'Connor

The Rocket Press, Blewbury, Oxfordshire

£650.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

Gulliver’s Travels : Illustrated By Rex Whistler

Swift, Jonathan

The Cresset Press

£6950.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

A Machynlleth Triad : With The Publisher’s Complim...

Morris, Jan

Gwasg Gregynog, Newtown

£425.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

An Alderney Afternoon : A Brewhouse Jaunt

Graham, Rigby

Brewhouse, Wymondham

£1250.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

The Magic Forest : A Story Told, Printed And Illus...

Sandford, Christopher & Lettice

The Chiswick Press, London

£425.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

A Primer Of Birds : Signed By Hughes And Baskin :...

Hughes, Ted & Baskin, Leonard (Illus.)

The Gehenna Press, UK

£1000.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

The Prospectus For ‘The Rime Of The Ancient Marine...

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor & Jones, David

Douglas Cleverdon for the Fanfare Press, Bristol

£100.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

Christmas Card 1962 : Signed By Edward Bawden

Bawden, Edward

Dawson Rossiter Limited, Slough

£425.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

The Graphic Work Of Edward Wadsworth: The Special...

Greenwood, Jeremy

Wood Lee Press, Woodbridge

£1500.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

Lud Heat : The First Issue : Signed By The Author

Sinclair, Iain

Albion Village Press

£550.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

These Things The Poets Said : With A Postcard Sign...

Eckert, Robert P. Jnr. (Foreword) And Guthrie, James

Pear Tree Press : 1935

£850.00

Offered by Ashton Rare 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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Ashton Rare Books | Les Ashton Market Harborough

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Julian Smith | Julian Smith Leicester

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Karen Jakobsen Art and Design Books | Karen Jakobsen Sturminster Newton

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Pete Fry | Peter Fry Grange-over-Sands

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Theoc Books | Lester Capon Tewkesbury

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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.

The Blue Print Press

Contact: Janine Raedts

Telephone: 0039 320 0525289
Address

Via Mezzavilla 26a
31029 Vittorio
Veneto (TV)
Italy

Victoria Hall Hand Decorated Papers
Victoria makes hand marbled and paste papers with a particular interest in historic papers which are available from stock or may be ordered. Requests to match old papers are welcome, as are enquiries for use in modern editions and other applications. Gift products. Established 1989.

Contact: Victoria Hall

Telephone: 01328 701381
Address

Hill Farm House, London Street
Whissonsett
Dereham
Norfolk
NR20 5ST

Andy Moore Calligraphy

Contact: Andy Moore

Telephone: 07875 331970
Address

Redhouse Farm
Church End
Nuneaton
Warwickshire
CV10 0QU

Fine Press Poetry

Contact: Andrew Moorhouse

The Mainstone Press

Contact: Tim Mainstone

Telephone: 01362 688395
Address

Joseph King House, Abbey Farm Commercial Park
Horsham St Faith
Norwich
Norfolk
NR10 3JU

Parvenu Press

Contact: Carolyn Trant

Telephone: 07906 868361
Address

17 St Anne's Crescent
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 1SB

MKB Editions/Belmont Hall Press

Contact: Philip Sharpe

Telephone: 01432 342252
Address

Ivy House
345 Kings Acre Road
Hereford
Herefordshire
HR4 0SL

Bonnefant Press

Contact: Hans van Eijk

Telephone: 0031 43 457 1916
Address

Pastoor Pendersstraat 21
6262 PB Banholt
The Netherlands

Altazimuth Press & Tom Paine Press

Contact: Peter Chasseaud

Telephone: 01273 476265
Address

17 St Anne’s Crescent
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 1SB

Hirundo Press

Contact: Caroline Saltzwedel

Telephone: 0049 40 494 546
Address

Woldsenweg 18
20249 Hamburg
Germany

Judd Street Gallery

Contact: Alan Powers

Telephone: 020 7387 3154
Address

99 Judd Street
London
WC1H 9NE

Editions Verdigris

Contact: Mark Lintott

Telephone: 0033 467 962 845
Address

3 rue de Reservoir
34800 Octon
France

Jennings Fine Art

Contact: Neil Jennings

St James Park Press

Contact: James Freemantle

Telephone: 07792 418373
Address

19 Vandon Court
64 Petty France
London
SW1H 9HE

The Petrarch Press

Contact: William Bentley

Telephone: 001 530 692 9531
Address

P O Box 488
Oregon House
CA 95962
USA

Tracey Bush/Fathom Five Books

Contact: Tracey Bush

Telephone: 07941 958402
Address

24 Charlesbury Avenue
Alverstoke
Gosport
Hampshire
PO12 3TG

Woodbridge Rare Books

Contact: Bill Woodbridge

Telephone: 01394 386800
Address

The Paddocks, Bealings Road
Martlesham
Woodbridge
Suffolk
IP12 4RW

Nomad Letterpress

Contact: Patrick Randle

Telephone: 01242 820724
Address

Whittington Press
Nr Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL54 4HF

The Fleece Press

Contact: Simon Lawrence

Telephone: 01226 792200
Address

95 Denby Lane
Upper Denby
Huddersfield
West Yorkshire
HD8 8TZ

Midnight Paper Sales

Contact: Gaylord Schanilec

Telephone: 001 952 529 6950
Address

255 E Kellogg Blvd, #504
St Paul
Wisconsin
Minnesota 55101
USA

BABEL

Contact: Kevin Perryman

Telephone: 0049 8243 961 691
Address

Straßäcker 1
86925 Fuchstal
Germany

Friederike von Hellermann

Contact:

Telephone: 00491 7623 975054
Address

Puschkinstraße 29
06108 Halle
Germany

Ludlow Bookbinders Ltd

Contact: Paul Kidson & Phil Parkins

Telephone: 01584 878110
Address

Unit 5
Lower Barns Business Park
Ludlow
Shropshire
SY8 4DS

Inky Parrot Press

Contact: Dennis Hall

Telephone: 01993 881260
Address

The Foundry
Church Hanborough
Witney
Oxfordshire
OX29 8AB

Chevington Press

Contact: Bob Wakefield assisted by Rowan Parkes

Telephone: 01405 760026
Address

190 Boothferry Road
Goole
East Yorkshire
DN14 6AH

The Reading Room Press

Contact: Miles Wigfield

Telephone: 01285 750662
Address

Coneygar Lodge
Quenington
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
GL7 5BZ

Impress-Publishing

Contact: Prof Phil Cleaver

Telephone: 07816 675178
Address

Editorial Department (156)
95 Wilton Road
London
SW1V 1BZ

Woodcraft Press

Contact: Owen Legg

Telephone: 01732 359206
Address

Woodcraft
152 Hadlow Road
Tonbridge
Kent
TN9 1PB

Russell Maret

Contact:

Telephone: 001 646 712 1784
Address

140 East 71st Street, Apartment 5B
New York
NY 10021
USA

Designer Bookbinders

Contact: Pippa Smith, Secretary

Address

29 Windrush Crescent
Malvern
Worcestershire
WR14 2XG

J Hewit & Sons Ltd

Contact: David Lanning

Telephone: 01506 444160
Website: http://hewit.com
Address

12 Nettlehill Road
Houstoun Industrial Estate
Livingston
West Lothian
EH54 5DL

Mixolydian Editions

Contact: Richard Wagener

Telephone: 001 818 599 0945
Address

900 Middlefield Drive
Petaluma
CA 94952
USA

Elies Plana

Contact: Elies Plana & Gaby Comba

Telephone: 0034 686 634 407
Address

Perill 39
baixos 2
08012 Barcelona
Spain

FIne Press Artists Books

Contact: Susan Allix

Linda Landers Fine Books

Contact: Linda Landers

Telephone: 07958 606856
Address

First Floor, 68 Elsham Road
London
W14 8HD

Paekakariki Press

Contact: Matt McKenzie

Telephone: 07836 785505
Address

4 Mitre Avenue, Greenleaf Road
Walthamstow
London
E17 6QG

The Old School Press

Contact: Martyn & Angela Ould

Telephone: 01297 24689
Address

Cliff Edge
Beer Hill
Seaton
Devon
EX12 2QD

The Old Stile Press

Contact: Cressida Mayer

Telephone: 07944 745880
Address

4 Vaga Crescent
Ross-on-Wye
Herefordshire
HR9 7RQ

Incline Press

Contact: Graham Moss

Telephone: 0161 627 1966
Address

36 Bow Street
Oldham
Lancashire
OL1 1SJ

John Purcell Paper

Contact: John Purcell

Telephone: 020 7737 5199
Address

15 Rumsey Road
Stockwell
London
SW9 0TR

Gwasg Gregynog

Contact:

Address

Gregynog
Tregynon
Newtown
Powys
SY16 3PW

Deep Wood Press

Contact: Chad Pastotnik

Telephone: 001 231 587 0506
Address

PO Box 726
Mancelona
MI 49659
USA

The Salvage Press

Contact: Jamie Murphy

Telephone: 00353 87 9626365
Address

44 Newbury Wood
Clonshaugh
Dublin 17
Ireland

Solmentes Press

Contact: David Esslemont

Telephone: 001 563 419 8882
Address

1990 Fox Hollow Road
Decorah
IA 52101
USA

Hill Press

Contact: Stephen Heaver

Address

500 Woodlawn Road
Baltimore
MD 21210
USA

Claire Illouz

Contact:

Telephone: 0033 674 301031
Address

2 Impasse de la Clef des Champs
95510 Cherence
France

Lux Mentis
& suzanne@luxmentis.com

Contact: Ian Kahn & Suzanne Hamlin

Telephone: 001 207 3291469
Address

110 Marginal Way #777
Portland
ME 04101
USA

Leslie Gerry Editions

Contact: Leslie Gerry

Telephone: 01242 820653
Address

The Eight Gabled House
Dowdeswell
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL54 4LX

Harmatan & Oakridge Leathers

Contact: Marc Lamb

Telephone: 01933 412151
Address

Westfields Avenue
Higham Ferrers
Northamptonshire
NN10 8AX

The Lone Oak Press

Contact: Abigail Rorer

Telephone: 001 978 724 6672
Address

16 Oliver Street
Petersham
Massachusetts 01366
USA

13 Edition

Contact: Alexandra Frohloff

Telephone: N/A
Address

Aechterhook 6
48691 Vreden
Germany

Fernando Feijoo & Jim Butler
Tel. Fernando Feijoo 07946 743730, Jim Butler 07913 815996 E. feijoo.t21@btinternet.com info@jimbutlerartist.com www.fernandofeijoo.com www.jimbutlerartist.com

Contact:

Address

43 Hobart Road
Cambridge
CB1 3PT

Fox Ash Press

Contact: David Jury

Telephone: 01206 230534
Address

73 Hungerdown Lane
Lawford
Manningtree
Essex
CO11 2LX

Grant Street Editions

Contact: Mark Rutter

The Heavy Duty Press

Contact: Michael Koppa

Telephone: +1 608-606-5854
Address

107 S. Dunlap Ave.
Viroqua
WI 54665
USA

The p's and q's Press

Contact: Christine Tacq

Telephone: 01844 213620
Address

Ashlea House
2 Essex Road
Thame
Oxfordshire
OX9 3 LT

Tudor Black Press

Contact: Hugh Macfarlane

Telephone: 07909 955968
Address

Rue de Frontenay
Lion de Marnes
79600 Marnes
France

Thin Ice Press
Tel. Helen Smith 01904 323352; J T Welsch 01904 324719

Contact: Helen Smith & J T Welsch

Address

Dept. of English & Related Literature
University of York
Heslington
York
YO10 5DD

Fine Press Book Assocation

Contact: Martyn Ould

Telephone: 01297 24689
Website: http://fpba.com
Address

Cliff Edge
Beer Hill
Seaton
Devon
EX12 2QD

Design for Today, Joe Pearson

Contact:

Telephone: 07515 881746
Address

30 Victoria Road
Topsham
Exeter
Devon
EX3 0EU

S P Tuohy

Contact: Steven Tuohy

Telephone: 01865 723566
Address

45 Warwick Street
Oxford
OX4 1SZ

Nancy Loeber

Contact:

Telephone: 001 917 558 0415
Address

192 Washington Park
Brooklyn
NY 11205
USA

Christine McCauley, MsPress

Contact:

Telephone: 07766 750402
Address

135 Windsor Road
London
E7 0RA

The Florin Press

Contact: Graham Williams

Telephone: 01233 712944
Address

Vent House
Stalisfield Road
Charing
Kent
TN27 0HH

Cordes Press

Contact: Dr Kevin Cordes

Telephone: 07789 084209
Address

45 Cuckoo Hall Lane
Edmonton
London
N9 8DH

Verso Press

Contact: Sue McLaren

Telephone: 07791 004265
Address

7 Winhill
Liverpool
L25 6JR

Sarah Amatt

Contact:

Telephone: 07964 448203
Address

2 Mill Cottages
Caynham
Ludlow
Shropshire
SY8 3BH

Effra Press & Typefoundry

Contact: Nick Gill

Telephone: 07815 108672
Address

The Coach House
1 Beechfield
Newton on Ouse
North Yorkshire
YO30 2DJ

Corvus Works

Contact: Christopher Wakeling

Telephone: 07824 397664
Address

9 Ravenside Terrace
Blackhill
Consett
Co Durham
DH8 0LB

Duet Books

Contact: Peter Lawrence

Telephone: 07709 096141
Address

48 Lonsdale Road
Oxford
OX2 7EP

Rooksmoor Press

Contact: Katie Beard & Stan Lane

Telephone: 07791 887515
Address

Gloucester Typesetting
Unit 23E Bond's Mill
Stonehouse
Gloucestershire
GL10 3RG

Jeff Towns
Jeff is one of the world's leading Dylan Thomas experts, and has a wealth of knowledge, extensive contacts and many, many manuscripts, notes, letters, pictures and books by and about Dylan Thomas.

Contact:

Telephone: 07850 759199
Address

23 King Edwards Road
Swansea
DA1 4LL

Apulhed Originals

Contact: Pete Kennedy

Chisato Tamabayashi

Contact:

Il Buon Tempo

Contact: Lucio Passerini

Intima Press Editions

Contact: Mindy Belloff

Muttons & Nuts

Contact: