York Antiquarian Book Seminar (YABS)

The York Antiquarian Book Seminar (YABS) is an annual three day seminar usually held around the time of our York National Book Fair. The seminar is designed for people of all levels of expertise, from beginners to those with years of experience who want to hone their skills in this rapidly changing field. Read below to find out more.

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Taking Part in the Mechelen Antiquarenbeurs Book Fair, Belgium

Graham York's experiences while attending the book fair last December.

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T L Dallas, Specialist Books & Collectables Insurance Broker

Specialist books and collectables insurance broker, T L Dallas, which supplies insurance policies that are approved by the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA), joins our blog this month, with its own story.

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The History of Isabella Beeton and Her Book of Household Management

Since its first publication 1861, Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management has been a staple of homes across the country. This article looks back at Isabella Beeton's life and the impact her pivotal book has had on PBFA member, Fiona Edwards.

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Friends of the PBFA

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Membership of the PBFA is open to anyone who has been trading in antiquarian and second-hand books for a minimum of two years subject to certain criteria.
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