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London Rare Book Fair
June 7 - June 9
This is one of the largest and most prestigious antiquarian book fairs in the world.
Showcasing rare, unique and unusual items from more than 150 leading UK and international dealers, Firsts – London is the jewel in the crown of Rare Books London, which celebrates old and rare books, with special events and behind-the-scenes activities for bibliophiles during May and June.
In addition to regular and new exhibitors, there is a carefully selected series of live events run by specialist organisations and craftspeople. Fascinating hands-on workshops (including family-friendly activities) give visitors a chance to dive straight into the world of fine printing, bookbinding, and calligraphy. You can find out what makes a book rare and learn more about all aspects of book-collecting – and much more – on our popular expert-led guided tours.
From museum-quality medieval manuscripts to modern signed first editions such as Harry Potter, visitors to the fair can literally hold history in their hands as they view and buy rare books, maps, prints, photographs, ephemera and original artwork.
Friday 7th June – 12.00pm to 8.00pm (Trade)
Entry is £20 for two on opening day, Friday 7th June
Saturday 8th June – 11.00am to 7.00pm (Public)
Sunday 9th June – 11.00am to 5.00pm (Public)
Free entry on Saturday 8th June and Sunday 9th June
Further information at firstslondon.com
At Battersea Evolution, Chelsea Bridge Entrance, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ