Our fair on June 3rd was a much quieter event than usual, coming just one week after the Summer Fairs week, and on the weekend of the Diamond Jubilee and the day of the Thames Pageant! Our hardy regulars were queuing outside the Edward VII suite despite the rain, and the travel difficulties.
Sunday 27th May saw our annual Summer Fair take place at the Royal National Hotel with a full complement of exhibitors. Numbers through the door were up on last year and the Galleon Suite was consistently busy throughout the day
This weekend sees our Summer Book Fair, this annual event is always popular, visitors can expect to find all their usual favourite dealers plus many new exhibitors not regular to our monthly fair. There are exhibitors from the UK and abroad ready to show their finest stock. As well as books of all kinds and prices… rare, antiquarian, and specialist, there are map dealers, ephemera dealers, specialists in photography, posters, manuscripts, and bookbinders.
Check out the Exhibitors page on our website with the latest list and stand numbers.
Don’t forget entry to the fair is from 10am, admission is £2 until 12.30 and thereafter is FREE.
On Marathon day the queue outside the Edward VII suite was just as keen as many of the runners! The doors opened at 10am and those at the front of the queue quickly headed for their favourite dealers. Vistors are not disappointed at this small, friendly event which has a good mix of ephemera, books, maps, and prints. Look out for the next fair on June 3rd — mark it in your diary!
With over 400 visitors and 120 exhibitors this was another enjoyable event whatever your interest, whatever you collect, whatever your budget! The next fair is May 13th, quickly followed by the countdown to our Summer Book Fair Event on May 27th, watch this space for updates, exhibitor highlights and more…
Below are links to some organisations, institutions and resources that you might find interesting or useful, including links to our sister fairs’ sites. The main website for Fair organisers Etc Fairs, currently managing the Bloomsbury Book Fair, Bloomsbury Ephemera Fair and Gerrards Cross Book Fair The Bloomsbury Ephemera Fair is the sister Fair to this […]
John Martin, aka Mayfly, dealer in ephemera
The forthcoming Bloomsbury Book Fair on April 15 will see over 120 exhibitors and as usual plenty of visitors. Expect a wide mix of antiquarian, out-of-print and secondhand book dealers, as well as map, print and ephemera dealers alongside bookbinders, specialists in photography and posters. All well worth a visit. At our last fair many visitors commented on the quality of stock available – one purchaser was “delighted with their French Herme’s Catalogue”!
Please note that the April fair is later in the month (April 15th) due to Easter.
Questions or queries? Please do not hesitate to contact us!
From January 15th 2012, there will be an entry charge of £2 to the Bloomsbury Book Fair from 10am until 12.30, thereafter entry will be FREE; this has been introduced to help keep overheads low and stand rents frozen for exhibitors in order to encourage new exhibitors and keep existing ones.
Bloomsbury Book Fair on 12th August is now 19th of August. Bloomsbury Ephemera Fair on 22nd July cancelled. These changes have been necessary as Russell Square and surrounding area is being used as a ‘Media Hub’ for the Olympics; there will be no parking, and very restricted access to the Royal National Hotel during the period 10th July until 14th August.