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.

LETTERS FROM THE HON. HORACE WALPOLE, TO THE REV....

WALPOLE. HORACE.

£375.00

Offered by Paul Foster Books

The Empty Quarter

H St J B Philby

£400.00

Offered by Books Written By

GOODBYE BABY AND AMEN. A Saraband for the Sixties.

BAILEY. DAVID. & EVANS. PETER.

£975.00

Offered by Paul Foster Books

WINE IN PEACE AND WAR.

WAUGH. EVELYN.

£250.00

Offered by Paul Foster Books

A SKETCHBOOK OF BIRDS.

TUNNICLIFFE. C. F. --- Introduction by Ian Niall.

£750.00

Offered by Paul Foster Books

1849 - Unpublished Manuscript - Translations of Ch...

William Raymond Gingell

£32500.00

Offered by Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts

1907 Photograph Album - Travels to China & Japan

SMS Leipzig

£4900.00

Offered by Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts

1900 Mini Archive - Kroonstad Gravesite Documents...

Antonio Stephen Ralli, Major

£975.00

Offered by Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts

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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Pablo Butcher | Pablo Butcher Dorchester on Thames

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Bookbarrow | Frank Edwards Cambridge

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Bransdown Books | Jennifer Copping Cramlington

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Paul Bostock | Paul Bostock Nottingham

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Blueberry Books | Milly Hughes Bradford on Avon

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Burwood Books | Nigel Burwood Woodbridge

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Christopher Saunders Books | Christopher Saunders Newnham on Severn

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Claremont Books and Prints | Suzanne & Gordon Leete Market Harborough

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Classic Photographics | Paul Cordes Whitley Bay

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Colin Page Books | John & Jill Loska Storrington

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Fireside Bookshop | R D Sheppard Littlehampton

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Finecopy | David Brown Westbury

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Fawsley First Editions | Steve Rudge Northampton

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Peter Fry | Peter Fry Grange-over-Sands

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Fine Book Cellar | Christian Havlik Chelmsford

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FLM Books | Alan Pickles Coalville

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Zimnol Books | Rita Atkinson Twickenham

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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: 01158 226270
Address

The Hub
40 Friar Lane
Nottingham
NG1 6DQ

Otter Bookbinding Ltd

Contact: Marysa De Veer

Telephone: 01730 352042
Address

Cissbury
Ashfield Road
Midhurst
West Sussex
GU29 9JS

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

Private Libraries Association

Contact: Jim Maslen

Telephone: 01482798568
Address

29 Eden Drive
Hull
HU8 8JQ

The Institute of English Studies
The Institute of English Studies (School of Advanced Study, University of London) offers training in book, print, and manuscript studies through the London Rare Books School, Palaeography Summer School, and the MA/MRes in the History of the Book

Contact: Christopher Adams

Telephone: 020 7862 8679
Address

University of London
Senate House, Malet Street
London
WC1E 7HU

Universal Short Title Catalogue (USTC)
The USTC is an online analytical bibliography, encompassing books from throughout Europe in the first age of print, 1450-1650. It contains records for over 742,000 bibliographically distinct items, with the locations of more than four million copies distributed between 8,500 libraries, archives and museums worldwide. The USTC is a free service, provided by the University of St Andrews. Members of the St Andrews team will be offering demonstrations of the USTC throughout the fair. The USTC also provides data for our outreach programme for libraries, Preserving the World’s Rarest Books (http://pwrb.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/).

Contact: Andrew Pettegree

Address

St John's House
69 South Street
St Andrews
KY16 9QW

The Book Collector

Contact: Silke Lohmann

Telephone: 07530 047470
Address

PO Box 1163
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL1 9WS

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