From modest beginning with just 20 exhibitors at the White Swan Inn in York in 1974, the York Book Fair has grown into the largest, and many say friendliest, rare, antiquarian and out-of-print book fair in Europe.

Held over two days, 215 of this country's leading booksellers offer for sale a breathtaking diversity of books, as well as posters, ephemera, manuscripts, maps & prints, ranging in price from just a few pounds up to tens of thousands of pounds. This year we also welcome a number of dealers from overseas.

You will find books over 500 years old, to review copies of recently published works, and everything in between.  As one buyer from Arizona said last year:  "As someone who travels 6000 miles to the York Fair it is my main buying event of the year."

 The venue is very easy to reach, there is unlimited free parking, and also a free shuttle bus from the Railway Station to the Fair every 20 minutes.  If you visit the website you can even get a free ticket to the Fair!

 Anyone interested in books and reading. This is not just a Fair for dealers, but is open to everyone young and old, and a great place to start collecting. With over 50,000 books for sale, where else can you look at, touch, enjoy, and even purchase so many rarities under one roof.  If you are already a collector then it is a great opportunity to meet new dealers in your area.




Starts on Friday, September 18, 2015

Ends on Saturday, September 19, 2015

phone: 01904 624414

Festival website

Booking info

Register at: for complimentary tickets to the York Book Fair. Please note each ticket covers 2 visitors, and is valid for both days. Admission on the door is otherwise £2.00 per person.