London International Antiquarian Book Fair at Olympia 2017
The fair often referred to as "Olympia" in the booktrade, is one of the major antiquarian book fairs wordwide and lthe eading fair in the UK.
Now celebrating its 60th year, this major three-day event is one of the largest and most prestigious antiquarian book fairs in the world, showcasing rare, unique and unusual items from 180 leading UK and international dealers. The Fair is the jewel in the crown of Rare Books London, a new week-long festival celebrating old and rare books, with special events and behind-the-scenes activities for bibliophiles. To celebrate our anniversary and the launch of Rare Books London, the Fair will be running a new “Affordable Collectables” initiative, with books under certain price points highlighted and a special guided tour to introduce them to visitors.
From medieval manuscripts to modern signed first editions, visitors to the fair can literally hold history in their hands as they view and buy museum-quality books, maps, prints, photographs, manuscripts, ephemera and original artwork. Our exhibitors also welcome you to browse their highlights displayed on this website, and to get in touch prior to the Fair. They will be happy to bring specific items for your inspection, and this is an excellent opportunity to make new contacts in your area of interest.
In addition to the regular exhibitors, LIVE! at Olympia is a carefully selected series of exhibitions and live events run by leading professionals. Specialist organisations and craftspeople offer demonstrations of their products and services, and fascinating hands-on workshops (including family-friendly activities) give patrons a chance to dive straight into the world of fine printing, bookbinding, and calligraphy. Both newcomers and seasoned fair-goers will also enjoy guided tours of the show’s treasures led by our expert exhibitors. A complete list of events and tours will be available closer to the date.
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.
London International Antiquarian Book Fair 2017
The London International Antiquarian Book Fair takes place at National Hall, Olympia, from Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd June, showcasing thousands of rare, unusual and unique items from across the globe.
Thursday 2 pm – 8 pm
Friday 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday 11 am – 5 pm
For more information, please visit the offical website www.olympiabookfair.com