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What Is The Book Fair?

From modest beginning with just 20 exhibitors at the White Swan Inn in York in 1974, the York Book Fair has grown into the largest, and many say friendliest, rare, antiquarian & out-of-print book fair in the U.K.

Books, Prints, Maps & Ephemera

Held over two days, over 220 of this country's leading booksellers offer for sale a breathtaking 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.

Bookbinders, Restorers & Associate Trades

You can find a wide range of ancillary trade stands on the 1st floor.


York Book Seminar

Learn about the antiquarian book trade from the best booksellers in the country.

A new seminar programme supported jointly by both the ABA and the PBFA will be held between 15th-17th September 2014 (to coincide with the York National Book Fair).

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York Fair News
Bags & Security

Please note that in the interests of security we regret that no bags (apart from small handbags), or overcoats are allowed into the Book Fair. These can be checked (free of charge) into the cloakroom.

All books purchased at the Fair are sealed in bags with security stickers and will be checked by the security staff on leaving the Book Fair.

Any small bags taken into the Fair may be searched upon entry and exit. Your co-operation is much appreciated.

No books are allowed to be brought by visitors into the Fair.

We regret that no dogs are allowed into the venue apart from guide dogs.