EXHIBITORS AND EVENTS

LIVE! Guided Tours on Saturday

On Saturday there will be a variety of guided tours of the Fair led by expert booksellers, each focusing on a specific aspect of book collecting or literary culture and including our most popular tour, Introduction to Rare Books. More details will be available closer to the date.

An Introduction to Rare Books: A Tour for Children

Camilla Szymanowska

11:30am, Saturday June 3rd

Most people have books at home, but don't know that books can be rare, or even valuable. Come and explore the extraordinary world of rare books, from books that are 500 years old to Harry Potter and co. Led by a friendly and approachable rare book specialist, the tour will last approximately 30 minutes, and finish in the fair cafe. Afterwards, why not try your hand at printing or book-binding in the LIVE! section of the fair. Suitable for accompanied children aged 7+.

 

 

Introduction to Rare Books

Roger Treglown

12:15pm, Saturday June 3rd

Learn the basics of collecting rare books, from common descriptive terms used by booksellers to tips for starting your collection. Tour guide Roger Treglown has been a bookseller for thirty-seven years. He sells a wide range of antiquarian stock and specialises in English literature, chess, pamphlets, and curiosities.

 

Collecting LGBTQ History

Brooke Palmieri

1:00pm, Saturday, June 3rd

Brooke Sylvia Palmieri is a PhD candidate in history at University College London, undertaking research on the radical politics, publications, and archival habits of nonconformists at the end of the 17th Century. She is also the editor of Printing History, the journal of the American Printing History Association, and in the Summer of 2017 will convene a new course at London Rare Book School, "The Queer Book", which will reconsider the field of bibliography and history of the book through the lens of queer theory.

 

 

Introduction to Rare Books

Giles Bird

1:45pm, Saturday, June 3rd

Learn the basics of collecting rare books, from common descriptive terms used by booksellers to tips for starting your collection. Tour guide Giles Bird has been selling books since 1975. He and his wife Ali run BAS Books, dealing primarily in scarce, fine, and signed 20th-century British and American literature, including crime fiction and illustrated books.

 

 

Collecting London History

Alice Ford-Smith

2:30pm, Saturday, June 3rd

Alice Ford-Smith invites you to navigate the fair with her, hunting for material that illuminates the history of London. When Alice is not working at Bernard Quaritch Ltd, she leads walking tours on London’s library and book history @TheWalkingLibrarian.