The London International Antiquarian Book Fair

1 Jun 2017 to 3 Jun 2017
Event Type: 
Olympia National
1 Jun 2017 to 3 Jun 2017
Opening Times: 

Thu: 1pm-8pm
Fri: 11am-7pm
Sat: 11am-4pm

The London International Antiquarian Book Fair

The London International Antiquarian Book Fair, one of the largest and most prestigious antiquarian book fairs in the world, returns for its 60th anniversary. 

From medieval manuscripts to modern signed first editions, you will be able to literally hold history in your hands as you view and buy museum-quality books, maps, prints, photographs, manuscripts, ephemera and original artwork. There are items to suit every budget, and excellent opportunities to meet booksellers and learn about collecting books.

Also on offer are fascinating hands-on workshops, including family-friendly activities, which give you a chance to dive straight into the world of fine printing, bookbinding, and restoration. Both newcomers and seasoned fair-goers will also enjoy guided tours of the show’s treasures led by expert exhibitors.

Now in its 60th year, the fair is presented and managed by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (ABA), in collaboration with the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). These internationally recognized badges of excellence guarantee the accuracy of description and authenticity of all items for sale, as well as the professionalism and knowledge of the exhibitors.

Antiquarian Book Fair happens in Olympia National central London


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