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

At the York September Book Fair, you will find books over 500 years old, be able to review copies of recently published works, and everything in between. The book fair will take place at York Racecourse. This 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. 

Important - Social distancing measures will be in place and all visitors are strongly urged to wear a face covering.

The fair is sponsored by Biblio.com, an international online market place for rare and collectable books.

Who Will Enjoy The Fair?
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 attending the York National Book Fair 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

"Start Collecting Books Now" - 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.  Pick up a booklet at the fair, or email info@pbfa.org to receive one in the post.

Books, Prints, Maps & Ephemera
Held over two days, over 150 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 10th September 2021, 12:00 - 19:00 11th September 2021, 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: 07960 350909 Email: kenspelmanbooks@gmail.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.

2422

Last Poems.

THOMAS, Edward

Selwyn & Blount

£3250.00

Offered by York Modern Books

2428

The Worst Journey in the World. Antarctic 1910-191...

CHERRY-GARRARD, Apsley

Constable & Co.

£4800.00

Offered by York Modern Books

2429

The Falkland Islands: With notes on the Natural Hi...

BOYSON, V. F

The Clarendon Press

£1250.00

Offered by York Modern Books

2430

Things Fall Apart

ACHEBE, Chinua

Heinemann

£2500.00

Offered by York Modern Books

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Loo...

Lewis Carroll

The Folio Society

£25.00

Offered by D B Derbyshire Bookseller

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Cobweb Valentine

Anon

£700.00

Offered by Westfield Books

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'Nonjurors' liturgy' A Communion Office Partly Tak...

Nonjurors

London: James Bettenham

£250.00

Offered by Salsus Books

venice

Venice

James Morris

Faber & Faber

£325.00

Offered by Books Written By

petergate

PETERGATE, York. original watercolour c1920.

Albert Henry Findley

£250.00

Offered by Ken Spelman Books Ltd

minstergates

MINSTER GATES, York. original watercolour c1920.

Albert Henry Findley

£220.00

Offered by Ken Spelman Books Ltd

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Ham on Rye - One of 100 with signed oil painting

Bukowski, Charles

Black Sparrow Press, Santa Barbara

£3000.00

Offered by Finecopy

109693_1

MALE

Samuel Johnson

London, J and P Knapton [and others], 1755

£7000.00

Offered by Finecopy

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Foul Play Suspected

John Beynon (John Wyndham)

Newnes

£2500.00

Offered by Books Written By

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The Adventures of Don Quixote

Miguel de Cervantes

Ward, Lock & Co. Limited,

£25.00

Offered by D B Derbyshire Bookseller

Aachen

DIE STATT AACHEN.

Wilhelm Altzenbach.

Wilhelm Altzenbach/Johann Peter Richerman.

£4750.00

Offered by Graham York Rare Books

gesso - 4

GESSO ILLUMINATED PANEL

EXHIBITION PIECE?

£2950.00

Offered by Michael S Kemp Bookseller

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Racing Cups 1559 to 1850

Sir Walter Gilbey

Vinton & Co.

£25.00

Offered by D B Derbyshire Bookseller

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A Century of Golf: Penrith Golf Club 1890-1990

Jack Savage, John Taylor and Frank Shaw

Penrith Golf Club

£15.00

Offered by D B Derbyshire Bookseller

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Glig Gamena Angel Deod or The Sports and Pastimes...

Strutt, Joseph

J.White

£500.00

Offered by Missing Books

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A Selection of Bird Paintings and Sketches (Limite...

Rickman, Philip

Curpotten

£330.00

Offered by Missing Books

DSCN2573

The Wood Engravings of David Gentleman (Limited ed...

Gentleman, David

David Esslemont

£300.00

Offered by Missing Books

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The Lakes of Scotland: a series of views, from pai...

Leighton, John M.

Joseph Swan

£375.00

Offered by Missing Books

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The History of the Isle of Wight

Worsley, Richard

A. Hamilton

£600.00

Offered by Missing Books

DSCN2563

Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland in aquatint a...

Abbey, J.R.

Alan Wofsy

£100.00

Offered by Missing 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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Zimnol Books | Rita Atkinson Twickenham

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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.

Otter Bookbinding Ltd

Contact: Marysa De Veer

Telephone: 01730 352042
Address

Cissbury
Ashfield Road
Midhurst
West Sussex
GU29 9JS

Victoria Hall Hand Decorated Papers

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: 01422 353767
Address

5 Claire Road
Halifax
West Yorkshire
HX1 2HX

Private Libraries Association

Contact: Jim Maslen

Telephone: 01482798568
Address

29 Eden Drive
Hull
HU8 8JQ

Universal Short Title Catalogue (USTC)
The Universal Short Title Catalogue Project presents "The Library, A Fragile History". The Universal Short Title Catalogue Project is a searchable resource providing free access to 765,000 editions published throughout Europe between 1450 and 1650, along with 214,000 full digital reproductions. It is curated by the book research team at the University of St Andrews led by Professor Andrew Pettegree. E. bookproj@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Contact: Andrew Pettegree

Address

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

The Book Surgeon
Precious Books Bound For Life. Book restorations since 1976. Traditional materials & equipment used. Gold blocking * sewing * simple make overs * rebuilds. Estimates from pictures. Consultations available via Zoom.

Contact: Michael Holton

Telephone: 07563 709355
Address

2 Helston Close
Kesgrave
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP5 1JT

Proseposters
Saturday only. Literary posters created from the text of your favourite classic books.

Contact: Katie Collom

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