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York National Book Fair returns at York Racecourse
7:56am Saturday 21st September 2013 in News
THE largest rare and antiquarian book fair in Britain is taking place in York this weekend.
The York National Book Fair started yesterday and concludes today, with hundreds of booksellers from around the UK descending on the Knavesmire Suite at York Racecourse.
A spokesman said the fair began in 1974 with only 20 exhibitors at the White Swan Inn, and since then “has grown into the largest, and many say friendliest, rare, antiquarian and out-of-print book fair in the UK”.
About 200 vendors attend the two day fair, with a variety of books, maps and prints available, with prices ranging from a few pounds, to tens of thousands of pounds.
One of the oldest books at the fair, which has a reserve price of £3,000, was 1542 Great Book Of Statutes, as dictated by Henry VIII, which was brought to the fair by Larry Iliott, from Kent, pictured.
The fair runs today, between 10am and 5pm, and admission costs £2.
For more information go to yorkbookfair.com
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