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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 UK 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. 

Please note that if social distancing is still in place, we may need to reduce the usual number of exhibitors at the fair.

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 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: 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.

INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE.1st UK LEATHER BOUND

ANNE RICE

RAVEN. MACDONALD & JANE'S. LONDON

£250.00

Offered by Black Cat Bookshop

Poems

HENLEY, William Ernest; [BONE, M.D., Elizabeth Honor]; [HOLME, Vera Jack]; [KING, Jessie M.]

London: David Nutt at the Sign of the Phoenix in Long Acre

£350.00

Offered by Quair Books

Le Silence de la Mer

VERCORS [BRULLER, Jean]; MARK, Thomas (editor); [HOLME, Vera Jack]

London: Macmillan & Co., Limited

£115.00

Offered by Quair Books

Wild Nights [Presentation Copy]

TENNANT, Emma; [HUGHES, Olwyn]

London: Jonathan Cape

£75.00

Offered by Quair Books

Prisons & Prisoners: Some personal experiences

LYTTON, Constanceand WARTON, Spinster, Jane; [LEARED, Maisie]

London: William Heinemann

£135.00

Offered by Quair Books

Marriage as a Trade

HAMILTON, Cicely; [BILLINGTON, Rosamund]

London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd

£100.00

Offered by Quair Books

The Story of the Dorset House School of Occupation...

CASSON, M.D., D.P.M., Elizabeth (Foreword)

[Bristol?]: [The School?] Privately printed by John Wright and Sons Ltd, Stonebridge Press

£45.00

Offered by Quair Books

Impressions That Remained: Memoirs (Two Volumes)

SMYTH, Ethel

London, New York, Bombay, Calcutta, and Madras: Longmans, Green, and Co.

£120.00

Offered by Quair Books

EGYPT & the Sudan 1908

BAEDEKER. KARL

BAEDEKER.LEIPZIG.

£75.00

Offered by Black Cat Bookshop

SWITZERLAND with Chamonix & the Italian Lakes.1928

Baedeker. Karl (in DUSTWRAPPER)

BAEDEKER.LEIPZIG.

£60.00

Offered by Black Cat Bookshop

HARRY POTTER SET of 7. 1sts & early editions

J K ROWLING

BLOOMSBURY

£595.00

Offered by Black Cat Bookshop

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Hunter of the Moon

John Loveridge

Clement (Publishers) Ltd.

£38.00

Offered by Harrison-Hiett Rare Books

Extreme Rock

Ken Wilson

Diadem

£278.00

Offered by Pete Fry

Extreme Rock

Ken Wilson

Diadem

£385.00

Offered by Pete Fry

Extreme Rock

Ken Wilson

Diadem

£348.00

Offered by Pete Fry

The History and Antiquities of the Metropolitical...

John Britton

£175.00

Offered by Pete Fry

A Monograph of the British Nudibranchiate Mollusca

J.Alder and A. Hancock

Ray Society

£565.00

Offered by Pete Fry

Fallback item for books
SHELL GUIDE POSTER MAP CORRIEYAIRACK PASS

shell

SHELL

£35.00

Offered by Claremont Books and Prints

Extreme Rock

Ken Wilson

£225.00

Offered by Pete Fry

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THE WORKS OF JANE AUSTEN IN 10 VOLUMES

JANE AUSTEN

CHATTO WINDUS

£395.00

Offered by Claremont Books and Prints

LARGE SCALE MAP OF CHESHIRE

BRYANT

£1495.00

Offered by Claremont Books and Prints

NEW AND CORRECT ENGLISH ATLAS

JOHN CARY

£695.00

Offered by Claremont Books and Prints

THE ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF THE WORLD

JOHN TALLIS MONTGOMERY/MARTIN

LONDON PRINTING COMPANY

£3995.00

Offered by Claremont Books and Prints

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TIP AND TOP GO CAMPING (POP-UP BOOK)

VOJTECH KUBASTA

BANCROFT. LONDON

£175.00

Offered by Black Cat Bookshop

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

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Delph Books | Frank Lamb Manchester

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Donald Munro | Donald Munro St. Albans

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David Whittaker | David Whittaker Chipping Norton

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Neil Ewart | Neil Ewart Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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Pablo Butcher | Pablo Butcher Dorchester on Thames

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Peter Hill | Peter Hill Emsworth

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Pete Fry | Peter Fry Grange-over-Sands

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Paul Hughes | Paul Hughes Bishop Auckland

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Zimnol Books | Rita Atkinson Twickenham

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