What Is The Book Fair?

“One of the most enjoyable book fairs I have visited for a long time. The figures speak for themselves.” [Rare Book Review]. Just under £1 million pounds of books were sold at the Fair last year.

Highlights for 2019 will be revealed on Monday August 12th

Bookbinders, Restorers & Associate Trades

You can find a wide range of ancillary trade stands on the 1st floor.

Book Fair Catalogue

Click here or click the button below to view the York Book Fair 2019 Catalogue as soon as it is published.

Exhibitor Search

York Book Seminar

York Antiquarian Book Seminar provides an opportunity for leading specialists to share their expertise and experience with booksellers, librarians and collectors in a comprehensive survey of the out-of-print, antiquarian, rare and used book markets. Basic procedures and problems are discussed both formally and informally through a series of lectures, discussions, demonstrations and practical hands-on workshops with emphasis on cataloguing, pricing and bookselling in the electronic age.

Supporters of the Fair

We have a wide range of supporters for the 2019 fair - booksellers, bookfairs, auction houses, book selling services &c. Please contact us for advertising opportunities to add yourself on this website.

Bags & Security

Please note that in the interests of security we regret that no bags (apart from small handbags), or overcoats are allowed into the Book Fair. These can be checked (free of charge) into the cloakroom. All books purchased at the Fair are sealed in bags with security stickers and will be checked by the security staff on leaving the Book Fair. Any small bags taken into the Fair may be searched upon entry and exit. Your co-operation is much appreciated. No books are allowed to be brought by visitors into the Fair. We regret that no dogs are allowed into the venue apart from guide dogs.

Shuttle Bus

PLEASE NOTE: This year, due to roadworks, the buses will depart from the road opposite the main entrance to the station, every 20 minutes, starting from 10.30am on the Friday morning, and 9.30am on Saturday.

There will be a sign indicating where the pick-up point is, and the buses are run by York Pullman Bus Company.

Last Buses from the Fair to the Station:

  • 7.15pm on Friday
  • 5.15pm Saturday