The books are back! York One Day Book Fair brings stories galore to the city

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If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to read more books, we have just the place to start.

York’s One-Day Book Fair takes place this Saturday (11 January), and is one of the friendliest, rare, antiquarian and out-of-print book fairs in Britain.

It is also the largest fair of its kind in the country.

York New Year Book Fair

Sat Jan 11 @ 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
York Racecourse
Knavesmire Road
York, YO23 1EX United Kingdom
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Around 130 booksellers and collectors from all over the country will descend on York Racecourse.

A breath-taking diversity of books, prints and more will be on sale.

From modern first editions to early publications, maps or prints, prices range from just a few pounds to several thousands of pounds providing something for every budget and every area of interest.

There is free car parking at the racecourse, and a free bus service to and from the fair. The bus leaves from Memorial Gardens every 30 minutes and will deliver you to and from the fair.


A café will be open all day, serving up hot and cold refreshments.

Admission is £1.00 on the door or by free-tickets available from most York second hand and antiquarian book shops.

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