Isn’t there something special about real books? You know, the sort that have hard covers and yellowing pages. Ones that smell just a little musty. For me, it’s a little sad that in this day of electronic publishing there are going to be generations who grow up not knowing about ‘proper’ books.
So the 55th London International Antiquarian Book Fair is something quite special. It’s the biggest and oldest antiquarian book fair in the UK and a haven for collectors with unparalleled arrays of books covering a vast range of interests. There will also be bookbinding and calligraphy demonstrations and special family focussed events and talks to introduce digital age kids to ‘real’ books.
There will be over 160 booksellers from around the world selling not just books, but manuscripts, fine bindings, maps prints and photography from the 15th Century right up to today.
It’s held at Olympia from Thursday 24th May to Saturday 26th May this year and tickets are £10 each or £15 for two if you leave it to buy on the door. BUT you can book in advance and go for free! Just go to the Antiquarian Book Fair Site and pre-register now