Event Information

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 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 (Memorial Gardens) to the fair every 20 minutes.

Do also visit the fair's website, www.yorkbookfair.com where you can find more fair details, including an interactive floor plan.

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.

Books, Prints, Maps & Ephemera
Held over two days, over 150 of this country's leading booksellers offer for sale a breath-taking 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 available in café.

Key Details

Time & Date 13th September 2024, 12:00 - 19:00 14th September 2024, 10:00 - 17:00

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

Website https://yorkbookfair.com/

Organisers Tony Fothergill, Ken Spelman Books Ltd. Tel: 07960 350909 Email: kenspelmanbooks@gmail.com
Janette Ray Tel: 01904 623088 Email: books@janetteray.co.uk
Monica Polisca Tel: 01904 640111 Email: monica@luciusbooks.com
James Hallgate Tel: 01904 640111 Email: james@luciusbooks.com

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Ticket Information

Admission £ 2.00

Travel Information

Parking

Free, at the venue

Train

York station, just over a mile away

Bus

Free shuttle bus from and to York railway station (Memorial Gardens)

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.

Casino Royale

Ian Fleming

Penguin

£850.00

Offered by The Bookroom

Liverpool as it was During The Last Quarter of The...

Brooke, Richard.

J. Mawdsley and Son.

£175.00

Offered by Neil Summersgill

LAKE DISTRICT & IRISH QUAKER LETTER BOOK & MANUSCR...

John Phillips of Whitehaven & Colthouse, Hawkshead.

£625.00

Offered by Neil Summersgill

The History Of Manchester In Four Books.

Whitaker, (Rev.John, 1735-1808)

J. Murray

£200.00

Offered by Neil Summersgill

Night Thoughts on life, death, and immortality. [1...

Edward Young

J. & F. Rivington, T. Longman, E. & C. Dilly, J. Dodsley, T. Cadell & W. Otridge

£100.00

Offered by Trivsel Rare Books

Śpiewnik [ Book of Psalms for the Evangelical-Luth...

many authors

W. Mietke

£100.00

Offered by Trivsel Rare Books

Cantique des Cantiques

[anonymous]

Guillaume Deprez

£175.00

Offered by Trivsel Rare Books

Proverbia Salomonis. Ecclesiaster. Cantica Cantico...

[anonymous]

Sebastianus Gryphium

£400.00

Offered by Trivsel Rare Books

The Fables of Aesop

Thomas Bewick

E. Walker

£745.00

Offered by Pete Fry

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

Dent and Sons

£395.00

Offered by Pete Fry

Witchcraft At The Lamb Inn Bristol

Henry Durbin

Vance Havey

£127.00

Offered by Pete Fry

The Trial Of The Lancaster Witches

G. B. Harrison

Pete Davies

£147.00

Offered by Pete Fry

Satanism and Witchcraft

Jules Michelet

Walden Publication

£137.00

Offered by Pete Fry

Witchfinder General

Ronald Bassett

Pan books

£275.00

Offered by Pete Fry

The Philosophy of Witchcraft

Ian Ferguson

Harrap

£375.00

Offered by Pete Fry

William Morris Print

William Morris

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

£175.00

Offered by Pete Fry

Wrestliana: or History of the Cumberland and Westm...

Walter Armstrong

Simpkin, Marshall and Co.

£167.00

Offered by Pete Fry

The South Polar Times

Robert Falcon Scott

Orskey, Bonham , Niner

£975.00

Offered by Pete Fry

The Third Reich In Antarctica

Cornelia Ludecke

Bluntisham books

£145.00

Offered by Pete Fry

The Berries and heaths of Rannoch

A. Snowdrop

George Bell

£87.00

Offered by Pete Fry

Welsh Botanology

Hugh Davies

W. Merchant

£195.00

Offered by Pete Fry

Contributions to the Flora of Mentone

John Traheme Moggridge

L. Reeve

£775.00

Offered by Pete Fry

Flora Anglica

Gulielmi Hudsoni

R. Faulder

£375.00

Offered by Pete Fry

The English Physician

Nicholas Culpeper

Printed for the Booksellers

£475.00

Offered by Pete Fry

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

109

Daniel Ahern | Daniel Ahern Tidworth

16

Durdles Books | Ian Morley Birmingham

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Love Rare Books | Deborah Davis St Leonards On Sea

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Lasting Words Ltd | Sean Wood Northampton

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Literary Cat Books | Kees van Woerkom Machynlleth

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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.

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: David Fry

Resources

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