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 this year.

Highlights for 2019 are now live

Bookbinders, Restorers & Associate Trades

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

Book Fair Catalogue

View the web version of the recent York Book Fair 2019 Catalogue

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

Please contact us for advertising opportunities on the website and in the printed Book Fair Catalogue for 2020. Adverts that appear in the Catalogue will be published on this page as well.  We welcome enquiries from book related trade stands (bookbinders and other crafts, software, &c) to exhibit in the trade area of the Fair.

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

For 2020 the free buses will depart from the coach stand close to the Station, every 30 minutes, starting from 10.30am on the Friday morning, and 9.30am on Saturday.  All timings depend on the traffic congestion at the time.

There will be meet and greet outside the Station, and 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