London International Antiquarian Book Fair

If you’re anything like me, you’ll use any excuse to read. Take this wonderful weather for example (have I mentioned how glorious the weather is?!), grabbing a book, a nice cold drink and a chair in the sun is my idea of heaven. So for all you bookworms out there, and non bookworms, this weekend’s London International Antiquarian Book Fair in Olympia is for you. And The Amazing Blog's very own Lucy (of Lucy’s Mondays fame) has her own book loving blog,, so you can be sure to catch her perusing the stalls at the fair. This book fair is a book lovers dream – in its 55th year it shows no sign of slowing down. Considering the current decline of book sales, this fair is an impressive testament to book lovers everywhere. The fair attracts over 160 booksellers from around the globe – ranging from illustrated books, manuscripts, fine bindings, maps, prints, photography, books from the 15th century to today, there’s something for everyone. If you’re looking for more of an educational day out there are a variety of lectures for you to attend. And if you’re just looking to look at some historical and beautiful pieces, there are guided tours for you to see all the reassures on display.

If you’re an experienced Antiquarian Book buyer or just starting out, the fair is a brilliant place to make a stop at for any area of your book collection. The fair has an unparalleled array of books, perfect for collectors and newcomers alike, the books on sale and on show welcome all visitors. So whether you’re looking to add to your collection or just add some style to your house, the Antiquarian Book Fair is the place to be this weekend, don’t let another year pass before you attend!