October 16, 2012 06:33
| Arts and Culture
The 22nd Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair, takes place on Friday and Saturday (November 2 and 3) in the stunning surroundings of Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Road (opposite Sydney Street), London, SW3 5EE. This year’s Fair will have more exhibitors than ever before with 80 taking part, who are local and from around the UK and abroad, specialising in all types of books, manuscripts and ephemera.
Whether you're looking for that one book to start or finish your collection, or want to buy a memorable gift for Christmas, make sure this event is in your shopping calendar. There will also be a range of 30-minute tours - designed for small groups of visitors who wish to learn more about books on a particular subject.
Topics covered will include Vive la France! - a bilingual tour of French books and books on France to celebrate the French Toussaint bank holiday - and Books, James Bond Books – offering the chance to meet the author of the newly launched Ian Fleming Bibliography and talk to him about your own collection of Bond books or how to get started. Wow!
We have five pairs of tickets to give away for the book fair. It's the easiest mission to enter. All you need to is email us
your name and contact details. The deadline is October 29.
The fair is directed and managed by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA), the UK's oldest and grandest association of antiquarian booksellers and part of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). Tickets are £5 or £7 (per pair) if bought during the Fair.