August 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
“Taking the books to the people”
The Fairs expanded rapidly and after the first York Book Fair in October 1974 the Provincial Booksellers’ Fairs Association or PBFA was founded.
Our fairs now cover the length and breadth of the country. Our members display a wide variety of books both second-hand and antiquarian and often with prints, maps and ephemera. Our Code of Practice ensures all items are correctly described and fairly priced.
We are a ‘Not for Profit’ association and our fairs are run by volunteers and supported by staff at our Royston offices.
The PBFA has also supported a number of awards and exhibitions. Those include the Appeal to save the Opie Collection of Children’s Literature for the Bodleian Library.
The Association continues to show resilience and initiative in challenging times. Our new website, using the latest technology, helps us to keep in touch with a modern world.