Events

International Rare Book & Fine Art Fair Paris

 12/04/2019 – 14/04/2019 150 booksellers and 50 fine-art experts convene to offer timeless riches in the form of written, printed or illustrated works on paper on the on hand, and some of the most beautiful fine art objects, all endowed with their own personal history, on the other.
Each year a guest institution presents some of the treasures from its collections.
The Rare Book Fair assembles all the actors who make up the book chain : the engraving and photographic department of the National Library of France (BnF), the second-hand booksellers, a familiar site along the banks of the Seine in Paris, associations of book-lovers and book-binders, French book towns and villages. In addition the Fair offers a rich cultural programme with guided tours, exhibitions, signings, paper-making demonstrations and initiation to the world of book collecting for all.
Manuscripts, incunabula, first editions, scientific or popular works, fine bindings, antique or modern engravings... all this to attract specialists and the general public alike.
A rich and varied programme, with ample scope for our 20,000 visitors who can plunge into the world of learning, art and pleasure beneath the glass dome of the Grand Palais, a historical monument and symbolic venue for numerous cultural events.

www.salondulivrerare.paris

Firsts - London's Rare Book Fair

 07/06/2019 – 09/06/2019 ‘Held in the city’s sparkling new Battersea Evolution, it is one of the largest and most prestigious bibliophilic happenings in the world’ – Bloomberg.com
 
The 62nd edition of the ABA’s annual flagship event returns to Battersea Evolution in the heart of Battersea Park, for a second time. This major three-day event is one of the largest and most prestigious antiquarian book fairs in the world. Showcasing rare, unique and unusual items from more than 170 leading UK and international dealers, Firsts - London's Rare Book Fair is the jewel in the crown of Rare Books London.

Just a few minutes from the City of London, Chelsea, Bloomsbury and the West End - by taxi, train, bus or boat - the area boasts a wealth of fine hotels, restaurants, shops and cultural destinations.
From museum-quality medieval manuscripts to modern signed first editions such as Harry Potter, visitors to the fair can literally hold history in their hands as they view and buy rare books, maps, prints, photographs, ephemera and original artwork.

In addition to regular and new exhibitors, there will be carefully selected series of live events run by specialist organisations and craftspeople. Fascinating hands-on workshops (including family-friendly activities) give visitors a chance to dive straight into the world of fine printing, bookbinding, and calligraphy. You can find out what makes a book rare and learn more about all aspects of book-collecting - and much more - on our popular expert-led guided tours.

www.firstslondon.com

Brussels Rare Book & Print Fair

 13/06/2019 – 15/06/2019 The Belgian Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association is cordially inviting you to visit the 4th edition of the Salon du Mont des Arts, the leading event for antiquarian book and print lovers in Belgium.
 
The fair will take place at the prestigious Royal Academy of Belgium in the heart of Brussels, with about forty Belgian and international exhibitors.
 
Brussels 2018This prestigious venue is located opposite the Royal Palace and the Parc de Bruxelles in the city centre; it is close to the Sablon and the famed Grand-Place as well as the Royal Library of Belgium and many important museums, including the Magritte Museum, the Musical Instruments Museum, and the Fine Arts Museum.

www.clam-bba.be

The Bristol Book Fair

 05/07/2019 – 06/07/2019 Brunel's Old Passenger Shed is situated right on the forecourt of Bristol Temple Meads railway station, where lines from London, the Midlands, Wales and the South West converge. There will be thousands of second-hand and antiquarian books, maps, prints, ephemera and much more all under one roof. Everybody welcome. 

Refreshments available.

5th July 2019, 13:00 - 19:006th July 2019, 10:00 - 16:30

VENUEThe Passenger Shed, Station Approach, Bristol, BS1 6QH

WEBSITEhttp://www.bristolbookfair.org

ORGANISERSHannah AspinallTel: 01225 466000Email: hannah@georgebayntun.com


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