Event Information

The Topsham Book Fair, formerly the Exeter Book Fair, is located in the pleasant historic seaport of Topsham and is now the only PBFA book fair in Devon. It is held three times a year - in January, August and November - and regularly attracts a good number of traders who fill the hall.  

A full range of second-hand, rare and antiquarian books, ephemera, maps and prints are on sale from the more modest to the highly collectable and expensive.

Lunches, snacks, tea, coffee and soft drinks are available.

Key Details

Time & Date 26th November 2023, 10:30 - 16:00

Venue Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0HF

Organisers Graham York Tel: 01404 41727 Email: books@gyork.co.uk

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Ticket Information

Admission £ 1.00

Travel Information

Parking

Next to Hall (paying), Holman Way next to railway (paying), off street parking free on Sunday

Train

Nearest station Topsham; regular service from Exeter St David's & Exeter St Thomas

Bus

On bus routes from Exeter and Exeter/Sidmouth

Driving

M5 - Junction 30 - follow signs for Topsham from Exeter City Centre B3179

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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 Wantage Railway

Reg Wilkinson

Oakwood Press

£10.00

Offered by Colin Baker Books for the Collector

Boultons Sidings including Contractors Locomotives...

M Sharman

Oakwood Press

£12.00

Offered by Colin Baker Books for the Collector

The Broad Gauge of the G W Railway The Bristol and...

M Sharman

Oakwood Press

£8.00

Offered by Colin Baker Books for the Collector

The Vortex

Noel Coward

Ernest Benn

£24.00

Offered by Colin Baker Books for the Collector

A History of the Countryside. A Puffin Picture Boo...

Margaret and Alexander Potter

Puffin Picture Books

£7.00

Offered by Colin Baker Books for the Collector

The Arabs. A Puffin Picture Book.

R B Serjeant and Edward Bawden

Puffin Picture Books

£18.00

Offered by Colin Baker Books for the Collector

County Town. Backs and Fronts in Kennelsford.

Lynton Lamb

Eyre & Spottiswoode

£12.00

Offered by Colin Baker Books for the Collector

Fireworks and Fetes. A Puffin Picture Book.

Alan St H Brock and Webster Murray

Puffin

£10.00

Offered by Colin Baker Books for the Collector

The New Illustration. From the Ground-Breaking Exh...

Jill Bossert Editor

Madison Square Press

£12.00

Offered by Colin Baker Books for the Collector

The Complete Graphic Work of Paul Nash

Alexander Postan

Secker and Warburg

£30.00

Offered by Colin Baker Books for the Collector

Jean Cocteau

Patrick Mauries

Thames and Hudson

£12.00

Offered by Colin Baker Books for the Collector

BUCKS A Shell Guide

John Nash

Batsford

£80.00

Offered by Colin Baker Books for the Collector

Somerset Shell Guide

C H B & Peter Quennell.

The Architectural Press

£80.00

Offered by Colin Baker Books for the Collector

Hampshire Shell Guide

John Rayner

Batsford

£100.00

Offered by Colin Baker Books for the Collector

Devon Shell Guide First Edition

John Betjeman

The Architectural Press

£100.00

Offered by Colin Baker Books for the Collector

Officium Beatae Mariae Virginis S. Pii V Pontefici...

Pope Pll V Maximus

Typographia Balleoniana

£350.00

Offered by TIMKC Books

Antarctica Observed: Who Discovered the Antarctic...

Jones, AGE

Caedmon

£30.00

Offered by Kingsbridge Books

Marks and Spencer Publicity Portfolio (1953)

Anon

M&S

£35.00

Offered by Kingsbridge 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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Chris Crook | Chris Crook Weston-super-Mare

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Helen Deighton | Helen Deighton Sturminster Newton

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Kingsbridge Books | Paul Davies Kingsbridge

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Kingswood Books | Anne Rockall Sherborne

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Stour Bookshop | Tony Butler Sturminster Newton

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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.

Geoff Wilson
Local author.

Contact:

Keith Stevens
I sell new and second hand local history books on Devon and Exeter. Books from the Mint Press written by local historian Dr Todd Gray including his new book just published 26th Oct 2023 "Exeter’s Lost Buildings". "Destruction 1800-1899" and various books from Devon and Cornwall Record Society including their book "The Exeter Cloth Despatch Book".

Contact: Stevens Books

Telephone: 07900 915469
Address

Taddyforde House South
Taddyforde Estate
Exeter
EX4 4AT

Resources

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