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The Saatchi Gallery, the venue for Firsts, the annual fair run by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association in London.

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The events take place during the final three months of 2021 and cover a wide range of print points from small, local fairs to major high-end shows such as Firsts, the annual fair run by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association in London.

This year it takes place at the Saatchi Gallery (pictured here) starting with an invitation-only preview evening on October 21 followed by three full days ending on Sunday, October 24 (see page 34 for our full preview).

As usual, we remind readers that dates and locations for the fairs listed here may be subject to change so always check directly with the event organiser in case of late changes or cancellations.

UK fairs

16 October
Lewes Book Fair
The Town Hall, Lewes,
East Sussex, BN7 2QS.
Tel: +44 (0)1273 477555
pawandclaws-ars.org.uk/bookfair.php


Provincial Booksellers Fairs
Association (PBFA)
Bury St Edmunds Book Fair
The Athenaeum, Angel Hill, Bury
St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1LU.
Tel: +44 (0)1763 284400
pbfa.org


Provincial Booksellers Fairs
Association (PBFA)
Haydock Book Fair
The Racecourse, Haydock Park, Newtonle-
Willows, Merseyside, WA12 0HQ.
Tel: +44 (0)1763 284400
pbfa.org


Provincial Booksellers Fairs
Association (PBFA)
Sherborne Book Fair
Digby Memorial Church Hall, Digby
Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3NL.
Tel: +44 (0)1763 284400
pbfa.org


17 October
North West Book Fairs
Village Hall, Cross Haw Lane, Clapham,
Lancashire, LA2 8DZ.
Tel: +44 (0)1524 752968
facebook.com/
NWBFNorthWestBookFairs


21-24 October
ABA Firsts, London’s Rare Book Fair
Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ,
King’s Road, London, SW3 4RY.
Tel: +44 (0)20 74214681
firstslondon.com


24 October
Provincial Booksellers Fairs
Association (PBFA)
sponsored by T L Dallas Insurance Brokers
London Book Fair
Holiday Inn London, Bloomsbury, Coram
Street, London, WC1N 1HT.
Tel: +44 (0)1763 284400
pbfa.org


Tenterden Book Fair
Highbury Hall, Highbury Lane,
Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6LE.
Tel: +44 (0)1580 764395


29 October
Online Book Fair
Tel: +44 (0)1763 248400
pbfa.org


30 October
Provincial Booksellers Fairs
Association (PBFA)
Brighton Book Fair
Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road,
Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9XZ.
Tel: +44 (0)1763 284400
pbfa.org


Tenterden Book Fair
Highbury Hall, Highbury Lane,
Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6LE.
Tel: +44 (0)1580 764395


31 October
Etc Fairs
Bloomsbury Ephemera Fair
Holiday Inn, Coram Street, Bloomsbury,
London, WC1N 1HT.
Tel: +44 (0)1707 872140
etcfairs.com


6 November
Manchester & Salford
Anarchist Book Fair
People’s History Museum, Left Bank,
Bridge Street, Manchester, Cheshire,
M3 3ER.
bookfair.org.uk


Provincial Booksellers Fairs
Association (PBFA)
Devizes Book Fair
The Corn Exchange, Market Place,
Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1HS.
Tel: +44 (0)1763 284400
pbfa.org


7 November
Churchdown Book Fair
(Provisional Date)
Churchdown Community Centre, Parton
Road, Churchdown, Gloucestershire,
GL3 2JH.
Tel: +44 (0)1452 546879
churchdownbookfair.wordpress.com


13 November
Faversham Book Fair
Alexander Centre, Preston Street,
Faversham, Kent, ME13 8NZ.
Tel: +44 (0)1795 474957
facebook.com/favershambookfair


Leeds Records & Books Fair
George Street, Kirkgate, Leeds,
West Yorkshire, LS2 7HY.
Tel: +44 (0)7896 713988
leedsrecordandbookfair.com


North West Book Fairs
Village Hall, Preston Road, Grimsargh,
Lancashire, PR2 5JS.
Tel: +44 (0)1524 752968
facebook.com/NWBFNorthWestBookFairs


Provincial Booksellers Fairs
Association (PBFA)
Harrogate Northern Illustrated, Children’s
& Detective Fiction Book Fair
Pavilions of Harrogate, Yorkshire Event
Centre, Harrogate, North Yorkshire,
HG2 8NZ.
Tel: +44 (0)1763 284400
pbfa.org


14 November
Etc Fairs
Bloomsbury Book Fair
Holiday Inn, Coram Street, Bloomsbury,
London, WC1N 1HT.
Tel: +44 (0)1707 872140
etcfairs.com
Missing Book Fair
Highgate Hall, Overend, Elton,
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE8 6RU.
Tel: +44 (0)1245 361609
missingbookfairs.co.uk


20 November
Provincial Booksellers Fairs
Association (PBFA)
Edgbaston Book Fair
MAC Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park,
Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands,
B12 9QH.
Tel: +44 (0)1763 284400
pbfa.org


27 November
Lyndhurst Book Fair
Lyndhurst Community Centre, Lyndhurst,
Hampshire, SO43 7NY.
Tel: +44 (0)7967 643579


Missing Book Fair
Village Memorial Hall, off Hall Street,
Long Melford, Suffolk, CO10 9JQ.
Tel: +44 (0)1245 361609
missingbookfairs.co.uk


North West Book Fairs
Central Library, Market Square,
Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1HY.
Tel: +44 (0)1524 752968
facebook.com/
NWBFNorthWestBookFairs

Tenterden Book Fair
Highbury Hall, Highbury Lane,
Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6LE.
Tel: +44 (0)1580 764395
28 November
Etc Fairs


Bloomsbury Ephemera Fair
Holiday Inn, Coram Street, Bloomsbury,
London, WC1N 1HT.
Tel: +44 (0)1707 872140
etcfairs.com


29 November
Provincial Booksellers Fairs
Association (PBFA)
Online Book Fair
Tel: +44 (0)1763 248400
pbfa.org


4 December
North West Book Fairs
Village Hall, West Street, Gargrave,
North Yorkshire, BD23 3RD.
Tel: +44 (0)1524 752968
facebook.com/
NWBFNorthWestBookFairs
Provincial Booksellers Fairs
Association (PBFA)
sponsored by
T L Dallas insurance brokers


London Book Fair
Holiday Inn London, Bloomsbury,
Coram Street, London, WC1N 1HT.
Tel: +44 (0)1763 284400
pbfa.org
11 December


Gerrard’s Cross Book Fair
Memorial Centre, East Common,
Gerrard’s Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9 7AD.
Tel: +44 (0)1442 862011


Leeds Records & Books Fair
George Street, Kirkgate, Leeds, West
Yorkshire, LS2 7HY.
Tel: +44 (0)7896 713988
leedsrecordandbookfair.com


Provincial Booksellers Fairs
Association (PBFA)
Market Harborough Book Fair
Congregational Church Centre,
High Street, Market Harborough,
Leicestershire, LE16 7JD.
Tel: +44 (0)1763 284400
pbfa.org


12 December
Etc Fairs
Bloomsbury Book Fair
Holiday Inn, Coram Street, Bloomsbury,
London, WC1N 1HT.
Tel: +44 (0)1707 872140
etcfairs.com


19 December
Etc Fairs
Bloomsbury Ephemera Fair
Holiday Inn, Coram Street, Bloomsbury,
London, WC1N 1HT.
Tel: +44 (0)1707 872140
etcfairs.com


29 December
Provincial Booksellers Fairs
Association (PBFA)
Online Book Fair
Tel: +44 (0)1763 248400
pbfa.org

International fairs

Austria
10-14 November
Buch Wien
Messengelände Vienna, A-1021
buchwien.at


Finland
28-31 October
Helsinki Book Fair
Messukeskus Helsinki,
Expo & Convention
Centre, Messuaukio 1, Helsinki, 00520
kirjamessut.messukeskus.com


France
14-17 October
Bibliomania
5 rue de la Mégisserie, Bagneux,
92220.
bibliomania.paris


6 November
Maps, Globes & Scientific
Instruments Fair
Hôtel Ambassador,
16 Boulevard Haussmann,
Paris, 75009.
map-fair.com


11-14 November
Paris Photo
Grand Palais Ephemeral,
3 avenue du General
Eisenhower, Avenue Winston Churchill,
Paris, 75008
parisphoto.com


Germany
9-10 October
Endinger Book Market
Old Town, Endingen, 79346.
endinger-buechermarkt.de
20-24 Octo
Frankfurter Buchmesse
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1,
Frankfurt am Main, 60327
buchmesse.de


Spain
13-15 October
Liber, International Book Fair
Ifema, Avda. del Parthenó, 5,
Madrid, 28042
ifema.es/liber


20-21 November
Salone della Cultura
Superstudio Maxi, via Moncucco 35,
Milan, 20142.salonedellacultura.it


4-6 December
Liber, Comic Book Fair
Ifema, Avda. del Parthenó, 5,
Madrid, 28042.
ifema.es/liber


Switzerland
5-7 November
Zurich Antiquarian Book Fair
Kunsthaus Zurich, Heimplatz 1,
Zurich 8001.
bookfair.ch


USA
3 October
Antiquarian Book & Paper Show
Causeway Bay Hotel,
6820 South Cedar Street,
Lansing, MI, 48911.
curiousbooks.com


17 October
Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair
Ballroom of the Michigan Union,
530 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI,
48109.
annarborbookfair.com


24 October

The Flamingo Eventz Vintage Paper,
Book & Advertising Show
Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference
Center, 242 Adams Place, Boxborough,
MA, 01719.
flamingoeventz.com


30 October
Chicago Book & Paper Ephemera
1350 W. Washington Boulevard,
Chicago, IL, 60607.
mwaba.com


Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair
Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 “H” Street,
Sacramento, CA, 95819.
sacbookfair.com


3-4 December
Northampton Antiquarian Books &
Ephemera Fair
Northampton Community Arts Trust,
33 Hawley Street, Northampon, MA,
01060.
northamptonbookfair.com


10-11 December
Cascade Books & Paper Fair
Portland Night Market, 100 SE Alder
Street, Portland, OR, 97214.
cascadebooksellers.com


Virtual
13-14 October
Getman’s Books & Ephemera
bookandpaperfairs.com


16-17 October
Dauguerreian Society
19th Century Photography
bookandpaperfairs.com


10-11 November
Boston Books, Prints & Ephemera
bookandpaperfairs.com


18-20 November
Boston International
Antiquarian Book Fair
bostonbookfair.com


9-11 December
Getman’s Books & Ephemera
bookandpaperfairs.com
11-13 December
SLAM Virtual Winter Fair
amorlibrorum.fr