Upcoming Events

New York Antiquarian Book Fair

 08/03/2018 – 11/03/2018

“It is exciting in a way you probably don't expect when you just hear the word "Book Fair." Well, to me it is just as exciting as sitting in the dark of the theatre and watch a horror film!  This experience is not horror. But it's just as exciting!” - Yoko Ono

"THE BEST BOOK FAIR IN THE WORLD" - Andy Rooney

Book lovers will once again find a fascinating treasure trove at the Park Avenue Armory.  Over 200 American and international dealers will exhibit at The New York Antiquarian Book Fair,  bringing a vast selection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts and ephemera.

ABA-IES Seminar: Teaching and collecting...

 13/03/2018 – 13/03/2018

Dr. Richard Foster, Winchester College: Teaching and collecting in a small historic library. The Fellows' Library of Winchester College was established soon after the foundation of the school at the end of the 14th century. It has grown by purchase and donation over the past six centuries and now contains almost 10,000 rare books. This talk will consider the ways in which the library is integrated into the life of the school and its teaching. It will also examine the growth of the collection over the past few decades and the strategies for developing the collection of a small historic library on a small budget. 

PBFA Harrogate Premier Fair

 16/03/2018 – 17/03/2018

2018 Stockholm Antiquarian Book Fair

 17/03/2018 – 18/03/2018

The Swedish Antiquarian Booksellers Association (SVAF) has now announced the dates for the 2018 Stockholm Antiquarian Book Fair. The fair will take place from the 17th to the 18th of March at Stockholm’s beautiful Royal Academy of Fine Arts. More details will follow. 

Please note that the Scandinavian Booksellers' Associations (Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland) have just relaunched the online platform www.antikvariat.net - find rare books, maps, prints and more online, prior to the fair! 

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Previous Events

23rd Zurich Antiquarian Book Fair

 23/02/2018 – 25/02/2018

Welcome to the 23rd Zurich Antiquarian Book Fair with 28 Swiss and international antiquarian booksellers, organised by the Swiss association VEBUKU. 

A full colour catalogue will be published by January 2018. 

Dr. Peter Bichsel, President of VEBUKU and the entire Swiss booksellers association invite bibliophiles and collectors to one of Switzerland's most iconic art venues, the Kunsthaus in the heart of Zurich.

PBFA Cambridge Premier Fair

 16/02/2018 – 17/02/2018

The Guildhall, Market Square CB2 3QJ

Book Trade History Conference 2017

 26/11/2017 – 27/11/2017

This year’s annual conference on book trade history will explore ways in which gender
has shaped the organization as well as the output of the trade from the early modern
period to the recent past. Issues relating to the management and practice of printing
and bookselling will be set alongside shifts in the patterns of demand, ownership and
readership, as men and women maintained or redefined their mutual roles in business
and employment, as well as in society at large.

View the full programme here

Chelsea Book Fair 2017

 03/11/2017 – 04/11/2017

Whether you are an experienced collector or simply curious about old and rare books, The ABA Chelsea Rare Book Fair is not to be missed.

Held each autumn in the beautiful and historic Chelsea Old Town Hall, the Fair brings together more than 80 exhibitors specialising in antique books, first editions, maps, prints, and manuscripts from all over the world. Prices begin at just a few pounds and dealers are happy to guide you, making this an accessible and exciting venue for beginning collectors or those simply looking for an extra special Christmas gift.

In addition to our regular exhibitors we have a line-up of unique events, including guided tours designed to introduce visitors to the world of rare books. You can also browse our exhibitors’ highlights, which can be purchased online before the Fair opens.

The ABA Chelsea Rare Book Fair has something to offer every type of book lover, so don’t wait – register for your free tickets today.

A condition of entry applies – see “Visit the Fair” for details.

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