York 2024 Antiquarian, Rare and Out of Print Book Fair is Europe’s largest, and offers a wonderful range of books for experienced collectors and first-time buyers alike.

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Tony Fothergill
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Janette Ray
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James Hallgate
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Calendar Listing

York 2024 Rare and Antiquarian Book Fair.

September 13th – 14th 2024

Knavesmire Suite, York Racecourse, York, YO23 1EX. U.K.

Taking place on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th September this year, at the York Racecourse,
the York National Bookfair is a regular fixture in the city’s cultural calendar attracting visitors
and sellers from across the UK and beyond. This year’s event is set to impress once again with
a showcase of books, maps, ephemera and prints from an international collection of

From modest beginnings with just 20 exhibitors at the White Swan Inn in York in 1974, the
York Book Fair has grown into the largest, and many say friendliest, rare, antiquarian & out
ofprint book fair in the U.K and Europe. Held over two days, over 200 of the country’s
leading booksellers offer for sale an aweinspiring array of books, as well as maps & prints,
with two new exhibitors specialising in collectable posters joining the already impressive
lineup of exhibitors this year. Items available for sale will range in price from just a few
pounds up to tens of thousands of pounds. There will also be a range of trade stands selling
marbled papers, binding materials. Providers of services to the book trade including
software and packaging material suppliers will also be present.

Anyone interested in books and reading is encouraged to come along to this brilliant event.
This is not just a Fair for dealers or traders, but is open to everyone young and old, and is a
great place to start collecting. With over 100,000 books for sale, where else can you look at,
touch, enjoy, and even purchase so many rarities under one roof. If you are already a
collector then it is a great opportunity to meet new dealers in your area.

The Fair venue is easy to reach, with unlimited free parking, and a free shuttle bus running
from the Memorial Gardens on Railway Street, to the Racecourse, every 30 minutes.

Entrance to the event is £2 on the door and tickets can be reused all weekend. Advance
FREE tickets can be downloaded from

The York National Book Fair is organised by the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association.

Hours For The Book Fair

Friday, September 13th 2024 – 12am until 7pm.
Saturday, September 14th 2024- 10am until 5pm.

Note To Reporters

For more details please call Tony Fothergill, James Hallgate, or Janette Ray at the above phone numbers or
e-mail addresses. We have a large image bank of art-work, and logos for inclusion in articles.