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FIRSTS - London's Rare Book Fair (ABA)

decoration 20.05.2021 | 23.05.2021

The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association is pleased to announce its annual flagship event FIRSTS – London’s Rare Book Fair will move to a brand new venue at Saatchi Gallery next year, with an expanded event schedule taking place from 20th-23rd May 2021.

The UK’s most prestigious rare book fair expects to call the contemporary exhibition space home for the foreseeable future, part of an ongoing move from the ABA to invest long-term in the fair’s success and growth.

The decision to move to Saatchi Gallery follows overwhelming feedback from exhibitors and ABA members to secure a higher-profile location for the fair. The gallery’s museum-quality exhibition spaces and large cultural following will offer a superior platform for the fair to connect its exhibitors with its buyer base and raise its profile to a wider consumer audience. 

FIRSTS - London’s Rare Book Fair will run from 21st - 23rd May 2021 (Friday-Sunday) with the introduction of a ticketed preview night on Thursday 20th May.

The Fair is presented and managed by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (ABA), in collaboration with the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). These internationally recognized badges of excellence guarantee the accuracy of description and authenticity of all items for sale, as well as the professionalism and knowledge of the exhibitors.

More information will be published soon. 


20.05.2021 | 23.05.2021
Antiquarian Booksellers' Association
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