Special & Themed Fairs

During the Summer Etc Fairs run special editions of their Bloomsbury Book & Ephemera Fairs respectively, as part of the Rare Book London events. Due to venue availability we will not be able to host the Bloomsbury Summer Ephemera Fair in 2019. The Bloomsbury Summer Book Fair is however set to be a bumper event on Sunday June 9th!

The Bloomsbury Summer Book Fair is on Sunday June 9th and is proving to be very popular, if you are thinking of exhibiting, do get in touch soon to secure your stand.  Check this space regularly for further details of our 2019 Summer Events. If you want to exhibit at this fair, please email us using the contact page for a booking form.

These annual summer events are our most popular fairs. If you’re planning a visit to London during the summer these could make for the perfect break from the hot metropolitan hustle & bustle…find out more

At the end of the year, as usual, our Christmas Fairs, on December 8th (Bloomsbury Book Fair) and December 22nd (Bloomsbury Book & Ephemera Fair), always designed to bring some seasonal cheer and often a great resource for those looking for something special, unusual or unique as a Christmas present. From Victorian chromolithographed Christmas Cards to modern Private Press publications, signed autobiographies or even classic modern fiction in first edition, you’ll be amazed how inspirational our Christmas Fairs can be!

A Fair for all Seasons

Beyond our annual Summer Fairs we also host other special occasions outside the usual calendared Fairs, in particular  themed fairs. THE NEXT THEMED FAIR IS: THE PULP & PAPERBACK FAIR on APRIL 28TH, a very popular event, come join the fun! Doors open from 9.30-3pm. 

We are also pleased to announce that we will be welcoming to the Bloomsbury Book Fair exhibiting members from the Ephemera Society who are no longer holding fairs periodically at the Holiday Inn.  Coming up in 2019 we will be holding two more Pulp and Paperback Fairs, the first on April 28th, and then October 27th, the summer sees our annual bonanza with this year with just one event: the Bloomsbury Summer Fair on Sunday June 9th, which is proving to be very popular, if you want to exhibit, book your place now!

We are also looking to develop various ideas for more themed fairs dedicated to books, ephemera, postcards, manuscripts, maps, photographs, small antiques etc. relating to various themes/collectors/subjects…more information to follow soon…


This list of exhibitors is for the next BLOOMSBURY SUMMER BOOK FAIR, which will take place on Sunday, June 9 from 10:00 am - 3:30 pm. Once uploaded the exhibitor list will be updated regularly in the lead up to the fair. Please check regularly for any updates.


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Stand Number | Exhibitor Information

Jon Gilbert,
TEL: 01892 547531
EMAIL: rare@harringtonbooks.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.harringtonbooks.co.uk
SPECIALISMS: Modern first, James Bond, Ian Fleming, Arthur Conan Doyle, Winston Churchill, & highlights in all fields.

Jenny Allsworth
TEL: 07884 054114
EMAIL: jenny@allsworthbooks.com
SPECIALISMS: Travel Books, Photographs

Tom Lintern-Mole
TEL: 07921 151496
EMAIL: sales@antiquates.co.uk
SPECIALISMS: Antiquarian books

Exhibitor: Michael Kemp

Summer Book Fair Highlights

BARROW, T.T. A Plan of Tunbridge Wells


BARROW, T.T. A Plan of Tunbridge Wells in the County of Kent, Showing the Situation of all the Lodging Houses, Publick Walks, Inns and every thing worthy of notice. Tunbridge Wells: T.T. Barrow, 1808. Single sheet hand-coloured engraved map, 520 x 620 mm. Repair along the top border showing some slight discolouration, central fold. A [...]

Exhibitor: Michael Kemp

Summer Book Fair Highlights

PIPER, John John Piper’s Stowe


PIPER, John John Piper’s Stowe. With a Foreword by John Piper and a Commentary by Mark Girouard. Hurtwood Press in Association with The Tate Gallery, 1983. Folio. pp. 47; 50 colour illustrations. Very Good in the original decorated cloth designed by the author. Together with the folio two page prospectus with loosely inserted a bundle [...]

Exhibitor: Peter Hill

DARWIN, Charles, KING, Phillip Parker and FITZROY, Robert Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty’s Ships Adventure and Beagle Between the Years 1826 and 1836, Describing Their Examination of the Southern Shores of South America and the Beagle’s Circumnavigation of the Globe. Henry Colburn, 1839. 3 volumes in 4 [with separate Appendix to Volume [...]


Shakespeare (William).- Dekker (Thomas) The Magnificent Entertainment: Given to King James, Queene Anne his wife, and Henry Frederick the Prince, first edition, 1604.

Exhibitor: Kiki Werth

Summer Book Fair Highlights

Map of Ceylon

Map of Ceylon showing her tea and other industries by MacDonald Gill 1933
30 x 20 inches, 75 x 50 cms.
Colour lithograph, excellent condition backed on linen


Polar interest. Autograph letter from Robert McClure, who led the first navigation of the North West Passage. Dated Dec 11th 1854 from Ballyleek House, Monaghan [Ireland]. My Dear Mr. McNamara, your very kind and welcome note should not have so long remained unanswered but you may imagine my dear fellow how occupied my time was while [...]

Exhibitor: Vincent Barlow

Summer Book Fair Highlights

Le Diable au Corps by Raymond Radiguet.


Illustrated by Maurice de Vlaminck with an etched frontis plus 10 original lithographs. Published by Marcel Seheur, Paris, 1926. Number 316/325 copies. Fine copy in original tissue covered wrappers, contained in a custom made box.

Exhibitor: Vincent Barlow

Summer Book Fair Highlights

The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James.


Illustrated with 16 two/colour wood-engravings by Blair Hughes Stanton. Published by the Allen Press 1963. Limited to 130 copies. Folio, org. boards. Fine copy with the prospectus.