The ever popular, annual York National Book Fair, the largest in Europe, will open on Friday 14th September 2018 at the Knavesmire Suite, York Racecourse in York. If you have not been to this event before, give it a try and buy a book! It is a must for book lovers, trade buyers, librarians indeed anyone seeking books, maps and images, and all things to do with paper. It is on for just two days.
This year's fair has attracted the largest ever number of exhibitors. Over 225 leading dealers will gather to offer remarkable antiquarian, unusual and hard to obtain items on all conceivable subjects. Items, which will be on sale at the fair, range between the truly rare and often expensive to the affordable, but still treasured, find. There are paper makers making wonderful marbled papers, calligraphers and bookbinders will have exhibition stands at the fair so lots to attract those interested in the book world. Early bird visitors to the fair will be entertained before the fair opens by one of York’s well known folk duos “The 2 Bobs” who regularly play gigs in York.
The Racecourse venue is light and airy with lots of free parking. For those coming by train, or just wanting access to and from the town, there will be a free shuttle-bus about every 20 minutes, or so, from town to the venue. This operates between the Memorial Gardens bus stop near York Railway Station and the Racecourse. Of course this allows visitors to attend the fair and also to explore the City Centre’s renowned second hand bookshops.