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

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10 Jan 2020 @ 12.32 pm
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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.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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.