The 2017 Olympia Book Fair is now closed.

We are excited to announce that in 2018 the Fair is relocating
to Battersea Evolution, 24-26 May 2018.

Blog 2015

Sign Up for the York Antiquarian Book Seminar

Posted on 2015-05-15 15:45:49 Last Updated: 2015-05-15 15:48:29

      Books, books and more books, every day, always. Has Olympia inspired you to consider a career as a rare bookseller? If so, why not sign up for this year’s York Antiquarian Book Seminar… For three days in September, some of the world’s best booksellers will be descending on York’s Bar Convent, where they will share their expertise, experience and love for books with all comers. The seminar is designed for people of all levels of expertise, from beginners to those with years of expe... Read More

Introducing LIVE! Masters

Posted on 2015-04-28 10:45:41 Last Updated: 2015-05-06 16:01:02

This year we're very pleased to announce a new addition to the Fair. LIVE! Masters is series of fascinating one-day book arts demonstrations. Be sure to visit stand L07 in the LIVE! area each day to see a different artist at work. THURSDAY: MARGARET COSTA Margaret has been fore-edge painting since 1973. She has completed commissions for the British Museum, Foyles, Hatchards and other antiquarian booksellers, also for numerous private clients. Most recently, she has worked with Jeff Weber on his Annotated Dictionary of Fore-Edge Painti... Read More

Exhibitors for LIVE! at Olympia

Posted on 2015-03-19 17:21:27 Last Updated: 2015-03-19 17:24:13

We're very pleased to announce the final line-up of exhibitors and their demonstrations & hands-on workshops for LIVE! at Olympia. You can view the full schedule at the link above, and below are some highlights. Mark Cockram works in contemporary fine art bookbinding, adapting and expanding on traditional techniques and materials. This year he is hosting a workshop in which participants will hand bind a limited edition text designed especially for the Fair. Morning and evening sessions will be held on each day of the Fa... Read More

View & Buy Today in our Online Book Gallery

Posted on 2015-03-09 13:10:32 Last Updated: 2015-03-09 13:14:29

Did you know that you can view and buy rare books today in our online gallery?  In preparation for the Fair our exhibitors are already uploading some of the highlights of their stock, which we encourage you to browse. To purchase a book or discuss the details, just get in touch with the dealer using the contact information on the left-hand side of each page. Some recent examples include: The Sun Calendar for The Year 1920, a rare book of poems illustrated by John Nash, for sale from York Modern Books: Practical Education, an im... Read More

New Exhibitors for Olympia 2015

Posted on 2015-02-19 17:42:47 Last Updated: 2015-02-19 17:42:47

The Olympia Book Fair is extremely pleased to welcome a number of new exhibitors for 2015. They will be joining us from around the world, with specialties that range from manuscripts and early printing to art, history, science, travel, illustrated books, and 20th-century literature. Have a look at the list below and browse the stock on their websites - our exhibitors welcome your inquiries and are happy to bring specific items to the Fair. Antiquariat De Vries & De Vries: History, Prints and Drawings, Topography, Travel Konst... Read More