Event Information
From modest beginning with just 20 exhibitors at the White Swan Inn in York in 1974, the York Book Fair has grown into the largest, and many say friendliest, rare, antiquarian & out-of-print book fair in the U.K and Europe.

You will find books over 500 years old, to review copies of recently published works, and everything in between. The venue is very easy to reach, there is unlimited free parking, and also a free shuttle bus from the Railway Station to the Fair every 20 minutes.

Who Will Enjoy It?
Anyone interested in books and reading. This is not just a Fair for dealers, but is open to everyone young and old, and a great place to start collecting. With over 100,000 books for sale, where else can you look at, touch, enjoy, and even purchase so many rarities under one roof. If you are already a collector then it is a great opportunity to meet new dealers in your area.

"One of the most enjoyable book fairs I have visited for a long time. The figures speak for themselves."

Rare Book Review
"As someone who travels 6000 miles to the York Fair it is my main buying event of the year."

Mark Weber, Bookseller, Tucson, Arizona.

"I save and bring my very best books to the York National Book Fair."

Exhibitor at the York Fair
Aimed at reaching a public who haven’t started to collect books yet, but who might want to, “Start Collecting Books Now”, is a recent PBFA initiative.

Books, Prints, Maps & Ephemera
Held over two days, over 220 of this country's leading booksellers offer for sale a breathtaking diversity of books, as well as posters, ephemera, manuscripts, maps & prints, ranging in price from just a few pounds up to tens of thousands of pounds. This year we also welcome a number of dealers from overseas.

Refreshments: Light refreshments in Cafe

Disability: Full facilities for the disabled
Key Details

Time & Date 13th September 2019, 12:00 - 19:00 14th September 2019, 10:00 - 17:00

Venue The Knavesmire Suite, York Racecourse, York, Yorkshire, YO23 1EX

Website http://www.yorkbookfair.com

Organisers Tony Fothergill, Ken Spelman Books Ltd Tel: 01904624414 Email: ask@kenspelman.com

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Ticket Information

General Admission £ 2.00

Travel Information
Parking

Free on site

Train

York, just over a mile away

Bus

Free shuttle bus from York railway station

Driving

A1(M), J1

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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.

Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain

Ardizzone, Edward

£350.00

Offered by Anthony Smith Books

The Novels of Jane Austen. The Text based on Colla...

Austen, Jane

£600.00

Offered by Anthony Smith Books

Anna Karenina. Translated by Constance Garnett. Th...

Tolstoy, Leo

£400.00

Offered by Anthony Smith Books

Fallback item for books
Chambre obscure. Roman traduit du russe par Mme Do...

NABOKOV, Vladimir

£300.00

Offered by Sevin Seydi Rare Books

Fallback item for books
Les Cinq Filles de Mrs Bennet, traduit de l'anglai...

AUSTEN, Jane

£25.00

Offered by Sevin Seydi Rare Books

Fallback item for books
RIDING, Laura Four Unposted Letters to Catherine

RIDING, Laura Four Unposted Letters to Catherine

£300.00

Offered by Sevin Seydi Rare Books

Fallback item for books
Cosmopolis, an International Review, edited by F.O...

MALLARMÉ, Stéphane

£5000.00

Offered by Sevin Seydi Rare Books

Fallback item for books
La Chartreuse de Parme [English]

STENDHAL

£2500.00

Offered by Sevin Seydi 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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Zetetic Books | Conor Pattenden Berkhamsted

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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.

We Are Framework
We are design led digital experts and have designed the new PBFA website. Come visit our stand to discuss your needs or find out what we can do for you or any other questions, just ask.

Contact: Stephan Hayward, Managing Director

Telephone: 01158226270
Address

2A, Parliament House
42-46 Upper Parliament St.
Nottingham
NG1 2AG

Otter Bookbinding Ltd

Contact: Marysa De Veer

Telephone: 01730 352042
Address

Cissbury
Ashfield Road
Midhurst
West Sussex
GU29 9JS

Private Libraries Association
We are an international association of people who love and collect books. We aim to share that love and enthusiasm by publishing books and articles on all aspects of the book, anything, in fact, that reflects the interests of our members. In 2016 we celebrated our 60th anniversary and intend to keep going for another sixty years. We publish four journals a year and in 2018 we will be publishing the latest of our books, Early Private Presses 1730-1900, a two-volume work by David Chambers, the well-known expert in this field. We will have the full range of our journals and publications available to buy at the fair.

Contact: Holly Trant

Telephone: 01482 798568
Address

29 Eden Drive
Hull
HU8 8JQ

T L Dallas (City) Ltd.
TL Dallas is one of the UK's leading independent Insurance Broking and Risk Management companies with offices throughout the UK. They are also PBFA approved.

Contact: Jade Danby

Telephone: 020 7426 5339
Website: www.tldallas.com
Address

Ibex House
42 - 47 Minories
London
EC3N 1DY

Victoria Hall Hand Decorated Papers
Marbled, paste & unusual papers individually created in Norfolk. Historic styles are a speciality however enquiries are invited for papers to suit projects old and new. We are particularly pleased to discuss the creation of bespoke designs. Established in 1989, visitors are welcome by prior arrangement.

Contact: Victoria Hall

Telephone: 01328 701381
Address

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

Creative Computing

Contact: Tom Dupre

Telephone: 01235539395
Address

Newburn
Tatham Road
Abingdon
Oxfordshire
OX14 1QD

Stephen Conway (Bookbinders Ltd)

Contact: Stephen Conway

Telephone: 01422353767
Address

5 Claire Road
Halifax
West Yorkshire
HX1 2HX

Andy Moore Calligraphy
Andy Moore has been a full-time calligrapher since 2007, working through a combination of fairs, exhibitions and commissions. He is increasingly involved in the world of books. In 2014 he produced a lighthearted book with the Old Stile Press, A Song about Myself by John Keats. Since then he has produced two limited edition books of his own on Van Gogh and a number of one-off items, especially concertina books.

Contact: Andy Moore

Telephone: 07875 331970
Address

Redhouse Farm
Church End
Nuneaton
Warwickshire
CV10 0QU

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