Book Fairs in London in June

- by Bruce E. McKinney


Book fairs everywhere have assumed a gathering importance as shops have closed around the world.  Experience has long shown that collectors and institutions will go great distances to find the objects of their passion and experience has proven that shows work for the trade and the collecting public when these events share a common time and place.  So it is no surprise that the London fairs have coordinated their events to create in June an outstanding synergy by staging their affairs within a few days of each other.

On June 2nd in London at the Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury, Coram Street WCIN IHT an Ephemera Society Fair will be held from 1:00pm to 4:00pm for the public and from 10:00am for card carrying members.  To quote the authorities, “A huge range of ephemera will be on display.  Admission BP3.- 


Then beginning on Thursday 6th June at noon and extending to 7:00pm that evening, then followed on Friday the 7th from 10:00am to 7:00pm the PBFA London Antiquarian Book Fair will host more than 100 dealers showcasing rare books, maps, prints, ephemera and collector items at the ILEC Conference Centre, Ibis London Earls Court Hotel, 47 Lillie Road, London SW6 1UD.  This event is free.



Then there is Firsts, a grander Rare Book Fair held over 3 days; Friday 7th June:  12 noon – 8pm; Saturday 8th June: 11am – 7pm, and Sunday 9th June:  11am – 5pm  at Battersea Park, London SW8 4NW.  This fair has a decidedly international cast.


Here is a list of exhibitors:


Acanthus Antiquariaat

Alastor Rare Books Ltd

Alembic Rare Books

Allsworth Rare Books

Altea Gallery Ltd

Antikvariat Antiqua

Antiquates Ltd.

Aquila Books

Ashton Rare Books

John Atkinson Fine & Rare Books

Antiquariat Michael Banzhaf


Bas Books Ltd.

Bauman Rare Books

Simon Beattie

Beaux Books

Roland Belgrave Vintage Photography Ltd.

Gert Jan Bestebreurtje



Bibliopathos Libreria Antiquaria

Blackwell’s Rare Books


Edmund Brumfitt Rare Books

Pablo Butcher


Leo Cadogan Rare Books Ltd

Marcus Campbell Art Books

Carpe Diem Fine Books

Librairie Rodolphe Chamonal

Stephane Clavreuil Rare Books

Deborah Coltham Rare Books

Dean Cooke Rare Books Ltd

Librairie Pierre Coumans

Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd

Daniel Crouch Rare Books LLP

James Cummins Bookseller


Antiquariaat De Roo


John Drury Rare Books

Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books

Sothie Dupre


Christopher Edwards

Francis Edwards Antiquarian Books


Clive Farahar Rare Books & Manuscripts

Gilleasbuig Ferguson Rare Books

Fine Books Cellar

H M Fletcher


Forest Books

Antiquariaat Forum BV

Paul Foster

Foster Books

Robert Frew Ltd

Jonathan Frost Rare Books Limited


Galerie bei der Oper

R. A. Gekoski Booksellers

Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books

Nicholas Goodyer

Michael Graves-Johnston


Adrian Harrington Rare Books

Peter Harrington

Paul Haynes Rare Books

Heartwood Books and Art

Thomas Heneage Art Books

HS Rare Books & Maps

Hyraxia Books


Imperial Fine Books, Inc.

Antiquariat Inlibris Gilhofer Nfg. DmbH

International Society of Bible Collectors


Domenico Jacono – Wonderland on Paper

Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers

Johnson Rare Books & Archives

Jonkers Rare Books


Kagerou Bunko

Karol Krysik Books

Jonathan Kearns Rare Books & Curiosities

The Keel Row Bookshop Ltd

Ben Kinmont, Bookseller

Antiquariat Michael Kuhn


Librairie Lardanchet

JF Letenneur Livres Rares

Steve Liddle

Antiquariat Hans Lindner

Lucius Books Ltd


Madoc Books

Maggs Bros Ltd

Librairie Nicholas Malais


Marlborough Rare Books

Ian Marr Rare Books

Marrin’s Bookshop

Bruce Marshall Rare Books

Mayfair Rare Books and Manuscripts Ltd

MC Rare Books BV

McConnell Fine Books

McNaughtan’s Bookshop

Meda Riquier Rare Books Ltd

Modern First Editions

Philip Morris Books


Antiquariat F. Neidhardt

Antiquariat Manfred Nosbusch


Omega Bookshop


Antiquariat Dasa Pahor GbR

Neil Pearson Rare Books

Pemberley Books

Nigel Phillips

James M. Pickard (Rare Books)

Picture This Gallery

PY Rare Books



Bernard Quaritch Ltd.


Paul Rassum

Janette Ray Booksellers

Reg and Philip Remington

Julian Roberts Fine Books

John Robertshaw

Rotes Antiquariat

Russell Rare Books


Sangorski & Sutcliffe

Antiquariaat Schierenberg

Sophie Schneideman Rare Books Ltd.

Shapero Rare Books Ltd

Sims Reed Ltd

Syndicat National de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne – SLAM

Antiquariaat de Slegte

Sokol Books Ltd

Antiquariat Michael Solder

Giuseppe Solmi Studio Bibliografico

Henry Sotheran Ltd

Benjamin Spademan

Stader Kunst-Buch-Kabinett

Robert D Steedman

Michael Steinbach Rare Books

Douglas Stewart Fine Books

Neil Summersgill Ltd


Temple Rare Books

Tindley & Everett

Roger J Treglown

Type & Forme


Richard V Wells

Whitmore Rare Books, Inc.

John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller

Worlds End Bookshop

Wykeham Books


York Modern Books

Graham York Rare Books

Lizzy Young Bookseller


Other Exhibitors


ABA Benevolent Fund

The Book Collector

Creative Computing

Institute of English Studies

International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, ILAB LILA

Andy Moore Calligraphy

Otter Bookbinding Ltd

RF Shipping Ltd

Richard Thompson Insurance Brokers

Royal Collection Trust

St. Bride Foundation

Studio 5 Book Arts