Stephen Fry to open Firsts – London’s Rare Book Fair


The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association’s (ABA) annual flagship event Firsts – London’s Rare Book Fair returns for its 62nd year and will be opened on Friday 7th June at noon by the actor, writer and rare book collector Stephen Fry.

The Fair is being held from Friday 7th – Sunday 9th June in Battersea Park and the event is one of the world’s largest independent marketplaces for rare and out-of-print books.

More than 150 exhibitors, from 15 countries around the world, will offer rare, unique and unusual works including signed first editions, maps, manuscripts, art and ephemera.

Firsts – London’s Rare Book Fair at Battersea Evolution is open:

• Friday 7 June: noon – 8pm (£20 admission)
• Saturday 8 June: 11am – 7pm (free admission)
• Sunday 9 June: 11am – 5pm (free admission)
To register for complimentary tickets on all days visit:

Battersea Evolution, Chelsea Bridge Gate, Battersea Park, London SW8 4NW

FREE shuttle bus operates between Sloane Square and the Fair