Firsts London Rare Book Fair

Only a week to go until the door open for Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair

I am delighted to be exhibiting once again in the elegant Saatchi Gallery, and will be located on the First Floor, sharing Stand I74 with my colleagues Amanda Hall and Susanne Schulz-Falster.

We are moving to a digital ticketing system this year, and so to register for your complimentary ticket please use the following link

  • Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair,
  • Saatchi Gallery,
  • Duke of York’s Square,
  • King’s Rd,
  • London,
  • SW3 4RY
    Friday 17th May – Sunday 19th May

Firsts London is one of the most popular and prestigious rare book fairs in the world, showcasing unique and unusual items from over 100 leading UK and international dealers. As the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association’s premier annual fair, it attracts a diverse audience of collectors, dealers, enthusiasts and the curious alike.

Our theme for Firsts 2024 brings together the best the market has to offer when it comes to beautiful books, in the appropriate setting of the Saatchi Gallery. From bejewelled bindings to pop-up books, from Japanese woodblock printing to illuminated Qur’ans, Firsts London 2024 will gather over one hundred international dealers under one roof, promising to be an exceptional demonstration of the book as art and the art of the book.

Opening Hours:
Friday 17 May: 11am – 8pm
Saturday 18 May: 11am – 6pm
Sunday 19 May: 11am – 5pm

All Formats Great & Small

Short-Title List Firsts London 2024

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ABA Chelsea Rare Book Fair 3-4 November 2023

Only one week to go! I am really looking forward to being back in the beautiful Chelsea Old Town Hall, for the Chelsea Rare Books Fair. One of the most popular, friendliest,  and longest running events in the calendar, I will be found at Stand 53 – do come and say hello!

When: 3-4 November 2023
Where: Chelsea Old Town Hall, London SW3 5EE, UK

Friday: 14:00 – 19:00

Saturday: 11:00 – 17:00

ABA President – March 2023

I am delighted and honoured to have taken over the role of ABA President at the AGM in March. It is such a privilege to be taking over the role, and I am really looking forward to the next couple of years. I was so proud to join the ABA back in November 2009 and have benefitted enormously from the opportunities that it has afforded me, through the ability to exhibit at ABA and ILAB fairs, and from the support offered on a daily basis from fellow ABA members. I am looking forward to having the chance to speak on behalf of fellow members.



ILAB Congress and Symposium, Oxford 2022

In addition to preparing for First London, I am also delighted to be participating in the forthcoming ILAB Symposium on Wednesday September 14th 2022, the latest in a series of collaborative events and programmes between libraries, collectors and booksellers examining issues affecting the world of antiquarian books today. Following the successful symposium held at the Grolier Club in New York in 2019, we are gathering in the beautiful city of books and learning, Oxford, and are very grateful to the Bodleian Library for providing the Weston Library Lecture Hall as our venue.

A diverse and very knowledgeable group of booksellers, collectors, government representatives, librarians and law enforcement officers have agreed to share their views on some of the complex and challenging issues faced by those working with antiquarian books and related rare materials today. I am honoured to be taking on the role of Moderator for the day, and also to be one of the speakers for the first session.