Special & Themed Fairs

The Bloomsbury Book Fair Summer Fair 2024 will take place on May 12th. We have opened our bookings for this event, our current venue has limited capacity so book early to avoid disappointment! We hope to welcome dealers from all over the UK and dealers from further afield. Spaces will be limited, if you want to exhibit at this event please get in touch to secure your stand. Summer Fairs were always popular and we hope this year will see a big revival in popularity. Check this space regularly for further details of our 2024 Events. If you want to exhibit at this fair, please email us using the contact page for a booking form.

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

At the end of the year, as usual, we have our  Christmas Bloomsbury Book Fair, on December 8th 2024, 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!

Fairs for all Seasons & Collectors

 

Beyond our annual Summer Fair we also host other special occasions outside the usual calendared Fairs, in particular themed fairs. The Photograph Fair and the Pulp & Paperback have already taken place, the next dates have just been announced, they run alongside our usual events, the next themed fair will be the Bloomsbury Photograph Fair taking place on 13th October, at the same time as the Bloomsbury Book Fair. This is followed by the Bloomsbury Pulp & Paperback Fair on 24th November at the same time as the Bloomsbury Ephemera Fair. The admission is £3 which entitles visitors entry to both events. Open as usual from 9.30-3pm

We welcome to the Bloomsbury Book Fair exhibiting members from the Ephemera Society who are no longer holding fairs periodically at the Holiday Inn, at each of our monthly events you will find a wide selection of ephemera from specialist dealers.

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 will follow as these ideas develop into events!

SUMMER FAIR 2024 EXHIBITOR LIST

This list of exhibitors is for the next BLOOMSBURY BOOK FAIR, which will take place on Sunday, December 8 from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm. Once uploaded the exhibitor list will be updated regularly in the lead up to the fair. Please check regularly for any updates. if an exhibitor has HIGHLIGHTS you can click on the link at the end of their entry to view them!

 

Exhibitor Information

 

ALLSWORTH RARE BOOKS

Jenny Allsworth

TEL: 07884 054114

EMAIL: jenny@allsworthbooks.com

SPECIALISMS: Travel, Exploration, Photographs, Archives.

 

ALASTOR RARE BOOKS

James Eaton

EMAIL: alastorrb@btinternet.com

 

ANTIQUATES

Tom Lintern-Mole

TEL|: 07921 151496

EMAIL: sales@antiquates.co.uk

SPECIALISMS: Antiquarian books

 

ANTIQUARIAN BOOK COMPANY

Jeremy Carson

TEL: 07769 318895

EMAIL: jeremy@antiquarianbookcompany.com

WEBSITE: www.antiquarianbookcompany.com

SPECIALISMS: Publisher’s bindings, manuscripts.

 

GRAHAM BARTLETT

TEL: 07806887770

EMAIL: gjbromleyb@aol.com

SPECIALISMS: Theatre, Ballet, Cinema

 

BLACK GULL BOOKS

Chris Overfield

TEL: 07790786351/0208 8897112

 

PABLO BUTCHER

TEL: 01865 341445

EMAIL: pablobutcher@wannado.fr

SPECIALISMS: Asia, Travel, Photography

 

CORVUS BOOKS

Chris Corbett

EMAIL: corvusbooks@btinternet.com

 

TONY CROMBIE

EMAIL: tcrombie@btinternet.com

 

BARNABY CHIARI  RARE BOOKS

Barnaby Chiari

TEL: 07760 323967

SPECIALISMS: General Antiquarian, Fine Bindings and Social History

 

D&D GALLERIES

David & Denise Carlson

EMAIL: carlson@dndgalleries.com

WEBSITE: www.dndgalleries.com

 

JULIE DRUMMOND-HAY

EMAIL: drumhay@gmail.com

 

JAKE FIOR

TEL: 07715677825

EMAIL: jake@alicelooking.com

SPECIALISMS:  Alice 

 

ROBERT FREW RARE BOOKS

Robert Frew

Tel: 0207 596 6650

EMAIl: shop@robertfrew.com

WEBSITE: www.robertfrew.com

SPECIALISMS: Antiquarian books, maps, prints

 

GAGE POSTAL BOOKS

Simon Routh

TEL: 07828 861677

EMAIL: gagebooks@clara.net

WEBSITE: www.gagebooks.co.uk

SPECIALISMS:  Theology, Religion, Antiquarian

 

ALAN GIBBARD

Alan Gibbard

TEL: 01323 416211

EMAIL: wildsidebooks@hotmail.com

SPECIALISMS: Natural History, Travel, General Antiquarian

 

HEREWARD BOOKS

Roger Pratt

TEL: 01353 740821

EMAIL: sales@herewardbooks.co.uk

WEBSITE: www.herewardbooks.co.uk

 

PETER HILL

TEL: 07703 533866

EMAIL: peterhill.books@btinternet.com

SPECIALISMS: Travel

 

HOLYBOURNE RARE BOOKS

Stephen Dick

TEL: 01420 82808

EMAIL: Stephen@holybournebooks.com

WEBSITE: www.holybournebooks.com

SPECIALISMS: First Editions, General Antiquarian, Jane Austen

 

TED IRWIN

EMAIL: irwintia@aol.com

 

JARNDYCE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS

TEL: 020 7631 4220

EMAIL: books@jarndyce.co.uk

WEBSITE: www.jarndyce.co.uk

 

JANE JAQUES

EMAIL: janejaques@btconnect.com

 

GEORGE JEFFERY BOOKS

George Jeffery

TEL: 01992 641234/07836292034

EMAIL: gjbooks@btinternet.com

WEBSITE: www.georgejefferybooks.com

SPECIALISMS: General books, antiquarian

 

MICHAEL KEMP

TEL: 01795 663675/07711856075

EMAIL: mike@kempbooksellers.co.uk

WEBSITE: www.michaelkemp.co.uk

SPECIALISMS: Mervyn Peake

 

RICHARD KLEVAN BOOKS

Richard Klevan

TEL: 07780708110

EMAIL: tigbog@internet.com

 

BARBARA LOE

 

LOVE RARE BOOKS

Deborah Davies

EMAIL: info@loveraebooks.com

WEBSITE: www.loverarebooks.com

 

LYCANTHIA BOOKS

Mark Huson

EMAIL: info@lycanthiabooks.com

WEBSITE: www.lycanthiabooks.com

 

CHRIS MEES

TEL: 01435 883950

EMAIL: info@arts-search.co.uk

WEBSITE: www.info@arts-search.com

SPECIALISMS: Arts & Crafts Movement, Women’s History.

 

OUAHID MESLEK

TEL: 07939 819241

EMAIL: omeslek@googlemail.com

SPECIALISMS: Modern First editions and Antiquarian

 

STEPHEN MILLER

EMAIL: stephenmillerbooks@gmail.com

 

STEVE MORRIS

EMAIL: steve_stcuthberts@hotmail.com

 

CLIVE MOSS

EMAIL: clive.moss@chiswickauctions.co.uk

 

MATTHEW NUTT ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS

Matthew Nutt

TEL: 07813 705074

EMAIL: mjnutt@outlook.com

WEBSITE: www.matthewnutt.com

SPECIALISMS: Antiquarian Books,  Maps, Ephemera.

 

LUKE OXLEY

TEL: 0772 0849305

EMAIL: lukeoxley1@btinternet.com

SPECIALISMS: Art, prints

 

JIM PENINGTON

EMAIL: info@aloesbooks.co.uk

 

QUADRILLE EPHEMERA

Valerie Jackson-Harris

EMAIL: ephemeraquadrille@btinternet.com

 

RATTLESNAKE BOOKS

Andrew Berki

TEL: 07447 346377

EMAIL: andrewberki@gmail.com

SPECIALISMS: Maps, military, literary fiction, art.

 

REDSNAPPER BOOKS

Aaron Budnik

EMAIL: redsnapper.books@btconnect.com

 

JULIAN ROBERTS FINE BOOKS

Julian Roberts

EMAIL: jrfinebooks@aol.com

 

SHANACHIE BOOKS

Sean Hayde

EMAIL: shayde777@gmail.com

 

SHAPERO RARE BOOKS

Julian Mackenzie

TEL: 0207 493 0876

EMAIL: rarebooks@shapero.com

 

PHILLIP SHARPE

EMAIL: pjbsharpe@gmail.com

 

MARK SKIPPER

TeL: 07411 296033

EMAIL: info@cheltenhamrarebooks.co.uk

SPECIALISMS: Modern Fiction, Illustrated.

 

SYSTON BINDERY

Paul Dodge

TEL:  0116 253 9552

 

LISA TAO FINE ART

Lisa Tao

TEL: 07984180898

EMAIL: lisatao.photo@gmail.com

WEBSITE: www.lisataofineart.com

 

WALDEN BOOKS

David Tobin

TEL: 07983 615548

WEBSITE: www.waldenbooks.co.uk

SPECIALISMS: History of Art, Literature.

 

KIKI WERTH POSTERS

Kiki Werth

TEL: 02072297026

EMAIL: kiki@kikiwerth.com

WEBSITE: www.kikiwerth.com

SPECIALISMS: Original vintage posters.

 

PETER WHETMAN

Peter Whetman

Tel: 0208 868 7968

EMAIL: pwhetman1@waitrose.com

SPECIALISMS: History of topography of London.

 

WHITE EAGLE BOOKS

Andrew & Lidia Szaflarski-Saidi

TEL: 0208 979 9894

EMAIL: andrew@szaflarskisaidi.fsnet.co.uk

SPECIALISMS: World Travel, Modern First Editions.

 

CHRIS WHITE

TEL: 07986 351054

 

J & S WILBRAHAM

John Wilbraham

TEL: 0208 959 3709

EMAIL: john@wilbraham.demon.co.uk

WEBSITE: www.wilbrahambooks.co.uk

SPECIALISMS: Antiquarian, Children’s Literature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibitor: ANDREW SAIDI

Summer Book Fair Highlights

Meir, Golda. My Life ( Signed)

£450

Tel Aviv. Steimatzky's Agency Ltd. 1975. 1st edition.

Exhibitor: LYCANTHIA RARE BOOKS

Summer Book Fair Highlights

IN CAT AND DOG LAND by Louis Wain

£575

London, Raphael Tuck, [c.1906]. An attractive edition of this insight into the mind of Louis Wain, who recently enjoyed a cinematic representation courtesy of Benedict Cumberbatch, in The Electrical Life of Louis Wain.  

Exhibitor: Kiki Werth

Loterie Nationale – Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe by Foré 1960s 60 x 39 cm

Exhibitor: JIM PENINGTON

Summer Book Fair Highlights

ESPERANTO PUBLICATIONS

£30

A small collection of Esperanto Publications dating from the 50s and 60s.

Exhibitor: ANDREW SAIDI
£395

The Noel Coward Song Book ( Signed ). Michael Joseph. 1953. First British Edition, First Printing

Exhibitor: LISA TAO

Albumen prints size of 9 X 5.5 cm

Exhibitor: JIM PENINGTON

Summer Book Fair Highlights

RUM ISLAND by S. VESTDIJK

£260

John Calder, 1963. V.g. Rare, especially in this condition

Exhibitor: LYCANTHIA RARE BOOKS

Summer Book Fair Highlights

THE HARRY PALMER QUARTET by Len Deighton

£1,750

Comprising: The IPCRESS File; Horse Under Water [with original crossword slip]; Funeral in Berlin; Billion-Dollar Brain. London, Hodder & Stoughton; Jonathan Cape, 1962-66. First editions, first impressions. 4 vol. 8vo. Original boards. Dust-jackets, all correctly priced.

Exhibitor: JULIE DRUMMOND-HAY

Summer Book Fair Highlights

Railways under London by Marie Neurath

A used copy of 1948 edition

Exhibitor: JIM PENINGTON

Summer Book Fair Highlights

MANMATHANATHA DATTA (ed.) RIG-VEDA SAMHITA

£480

A literal translation with commentary by 14th Century Vedic scholar Sayana. 2 Vols. Printed in India. Fine with a few faults to be excused on account of the edition’s rarity.

Exhibitor: CORVUS BOOKS -- CHRIS CORBETT

Summer Book Fair Highlights

Maund (Benjamin) The Botanic Garden

£680

The complete revised edition, Six volumes, 250 fine hand-coloured plates, Original publishers cloth binding. George Bell & Sons.1878

Exhibitor: LISA TAO

A collection of Microphotograph Microdots slides. By J.B. Dancer Etc.

Exhibitor: CORVUS BOOKS -- CHRIS CORBETT
£4,600

Volume 1 to 20 in ten. Vol 1 later (1790),Rest 1788-1805. 786 finely hand-coloured plates. Occasional toning, bound in full straight green morocco.£4600.00

Exhibitor: JAKE FIOR

Summer Book Fair Highlights

THE GREAT BEAST 666 By John Symonds

Published by the Pindar Press, London 1997. First edition, one of only 11 copies signed by Symonds and Anthony Naylor. This is Naylor’s own copy ( also the dedication copy) and is further signed by Naylor beneath the printed dedication. A near fine copy in dustwrapper. We will be exhibiting further books from Naylor’s own [...]

Exhibitor: LISA TAO

Summer Book Fair Highlights

Fine large Japanese photo album c1890

A magnificent Japanese photo album with 50 hand coloured albumen prints, album size 27 X 35 cm, Image size 20.5 X 26.5 cm

Exhibitor: Luke Oxley

Summer Book Fair Highlights

HIAWATHA By H.W. Longfellow

£950

Margaret Rice Oxley 1888-1968 HIAWATHA. H.W. Longfellow Four page illustrated manuscript with gilt lettering. Framed.

Exhibitor: Kiki Werth

Summer Book Fair Highlights

Mexico Olympics 1968 by Lance Wyman

Mexico Olympics 1968 by Lance Wyman 30 x 30 cm

Exhibitor: MIKE KEMP
£750

Photograph and description of Evan Vaughan, An Auctioneer, late of 6, Moorgate Street, E.C. and South Bank, Lewisham, Kent, also of Brighton, who absconded on the 17th July, 1885, charged on a Warrant with Fraud and Forgery… good looking, well dressed, and of gentlemanly appearance.

Exhibitor: JAKE FIOR

Summer Book Fair Highlights

GARDENING/COOKERY

£750

A late 18th Century,  40 page manuscript in an attractive hand titled ‘Instructions for gardening soil’. The first few pages give detailed instructions for  preparation and planting, followed by a monthly guide to the annual upkeep of a kitchen garden.

Exhibitor: ANTIQUARIAN BOOK COMPANY

Summer Book Fair Highlights

OLD PRINTS OF LONDON

Here are a few of the hundreds of old prints of London on offer from The Antiquarian Book Company; all fresh to the market and with a great many unusual items in the collection. There are also a few watercolours, maps and pieces of ephemera. They date from the mid 1700s onwards and the vast [...]

Exhibitor: JULIE DRUMMOND-HAY

Summer Book Fair Highlights

Pair of Bartolozzi Prints

Pair of Bartolozzi prints in original gilt frames

Exhibitor: Kiki Werth

Summer Book Fair Highlights

BUS STOP & COACH STOP SIGNS

Selection of original bus stop and coach stop paper signs c1950s/1960s. 35 x 40 cms