The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association looks forward to welcoming visitors in person to Firsts, London's Rare Book Fair later in October 2021, now taking place at Saatchi Gallery in Sloane Square from 21-24 October. Marking the 64th edition of the fair, the event historically attracts over 120 international exhibitors.
“We are very lucky to have this kind of fair… it’s not elitist, it’s not specialist, you don’t have to be a scholar, you just have to be someone with an immense thirst for the glory of books.”
- Stephen Fry, actor, writer and book collector
The Transatlantic Book Fair
Following the successes of the ABAA Virtual California Book Fair and the ABA Firsts Online fairs, the two associations have joined forces to create an online fair to unite North American and Europe, The Transatlantic Book Fair.
Live from 22-27 July 2021, The Transatlantic Book Fair will bring together reputable rare book dealers from both continents for a joint online event that will showcase hundreds of unique and rare works on paper.
The next edition of Firsts Online will take place from 2-7 December 2021.
Over international exhibitors will be offering over 2,000 highlights from 2pm GMT on Thursday 2 December. Highlights are fresh to the market with new items added throughout the event. We encourage you to visit the Firsts Online website for further updates.
The ABA is proud to partner with Biblio, Official Partner for
Firsts Online is presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association under the auspices of ILAB. All booksellers at the fair are committed to dealing at the very highest levels, and their expertise is second to none.