Regretfully, due to Covid-19, we have decided to cancel all fairs from May to August. Keep checking our website for updates.  Unfortunately, we have also had to cancel our York National Book Fair in September.  More details on our Facebook page.
OUR NEXT ONLINE BOOK FAIR WILL BE ON 29TH MAY.
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 11th September 2020, 12:00 - 19:00 12th September 2020, 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.

Where the Forest Murmurs: Nature essays

MACLEOD, Fiona [i.e. SHARP, William]

£45.00

Offered by Quair Books

‘L.R.W.’: From the library of Professor Lionel Wil...

BARING, Maurice, Collected Poems

£50.00

Offered by Quair Books

One-Way Song : Limited Edition Signed By the Autho...

Lewis, Wyndham

£950.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

Ouch : The Author’s Scarce First Book

Ackroyd, Peter

£575.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

A Revision Of The Treaty : Being a Sequel To The E...

Keyes, John Maynard

£1350.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

OLD DUTCH NURSERY RHYMES. The original tunes harmo...

ELKIN. R. H.

£850.00

Offered by Paul Foster Books

BOY. Tales of Childhood.

DAHL. ROALD. (Signed by Author).

£250.00

Offered by Paul Foster Books

A PICTURE OF ST. PETERSBURGH (St. Petersburg).

MORNAY. Illustrates.

£25000.00

Offered by Paul Foster Books

ENGLISH FAIRY TALES. -- Tales for Children from m...

RHYS. ERNEST AND GRACE.

£185.00

Offered by Paul Foster Books

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. A trivial comedy...

WILDE. OSCAR

£1500.00

Offered by Paul Foster Books

A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE.

WILDE. OSCAR.

£5000.00

Offered by Paul Foster Books

UNCLE REMUS. His songs and his sayings. New and Re...

HARRIS. JOEL CHANDLER.

£3250.00

Offered by Paul Foster Books

The Beauties of Shakespeare: Selected from his Pla...

SHAKESPEARE, William

£180.00

Offered by Quair Books

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. A trivial comedy...

WILDE. OSCAR.

£185.00

Offered by Paul Foster Books

KATHERINE MANSFIELD'S LETTERS TO JOHN MIDDLETON MU...

MANSFIELD. KATHERINE. Edited by John Middleton Murry.

£450.00

Offered by Paul Foster Books

Things Fall Apart : With The Publisher’s Review Sl...

Achebe, Chinua

£3500.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

Photo tinting outfit No 3

Winsor & Newton Ltd, London

£100.00

Offered by Stewart & Skeels

Photo-Color. The pocket size "palette"

Photo-Color

£75.00

Offered by Stewart & Skeels

The Photographic Colourist: a manual for the use o...

J. W. Neville

£125.00

Offered by Stewart & Skeels

The Mauritious Command

Patrick O'Brian

£395.00

Offered by Richard Thornton Books

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealt...

SMITH, Adam; McCULLOCH, John Ramsay (editor)

£450.00

Offered by Quair Books

THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER.

MILNE. A. A.

£850.00

Offered by Paul Foster Books

The Merchant Venturers of Bristol. A History of th...

McGrath, Patrick

£25.00

Offered by Peter Moore

The World Encompassed and Analogous Contemporary D...

Drake, Sir Francis.

£50.00

Offered by Peter Moore

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.

Exhibitors A-Z

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Name & Trading Name

Showing 16 Results

Name

Books

Christopher Saunders Books | Christopher Saunders Newnham on Severn

0

Andrew Cox | Andrew Cox Telford

54

Chantrey Books | Clare Brightman Sheffield

10

Claremont Books and Prints | Suzanne & Gordon Leete Market Harborough

0

Classic Photographics | Paul Cordes Whitley Bay

2

Colin Page Books | John & Jill Loska Storrington

0

D

Name & Trading Name

Showing 5 Results

Name

Books

David Ford Books | David Ford Cley-next-the-Sea

0

Delph Books | Frank Lamb Manchester

19

Donald Munro | Donald Munro St. Albans

0

David Whittaker | David Whittaker Chipping Norton

55

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Forest Books | W R H Laywood Grantham

72

Fireside Bookshop | R D Sheppard Littlehampton

15

Finecopy | David Brown Westbury

2

Fawsley First Editions | Steve Rudge Northampton

3

Fine Book Cellar | Christian Havlik Chelmsford

35

FLM Books | Alan Pickles Whitwick

0

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Neil Ewart | Neil Ewart Newcastle-upon-Tyne

1

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Zimnol Books | Rita Atkinson Twickenham

9

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