“Held in the city’s sparkling new Battersea Evolution, it is one of the largest and most prestigious bibliophilic happenings in the world” – Bloomberg.com
The ABA’s annual flagship event Firsts – London’s Rare Book Fair, and one of the most prestigious rare books fairs in the world returns to beautiful Battersea Park - just minutes from central London - where it will welcome around 150 international exhibitors.
Specialisms range from unique medieval manuscripts to fiction, poetry, photography, world travel and cookery. Enjoy demonstrations and workshops run by specially invited organisations and craftspeople including The Royal Bindery, and expert-led guided tours on all aspects of book collecting.
Battersea boasts a wealth of fine hotels, restaurants, shops and cultural destinations, and Exhibitors can benefit from a Firsts’ special deal on accommodation at the luxury 4* Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel for stays between 5 and 10 June.
“The sellers are friendly and enthusiastic about their books. Browsing is positively encouraged” –Times Literary Supplement