Events

Find out about our upcoming fairs and exhibitions, and browse through our past events.

Fair

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

23 — 29 May 2021 
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Daily 9:00 — 22:00

Friday 16:00 — 22:00

ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, UAE

The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) is the most diverse book fair in the region. Abu Dhabi is a driving force behind the professional and commercial development of the regional publishing industry, and is committed to the long-term expansion of the global book business. Inaugurated 29 years ago by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Fair has gained a global reputation as a leading literary trade and cultural event in the region.

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New York Antiquarian Book Fair 2021

9 — 12 September 2021 
New York City
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue, New York
Between 66/67 Streets

September 9 — 12, 2021 book lovers will find a fascinating treasure trove at the Park Avenue Armory. American and international dealers will exhibit at 61st Annual ABAA New York International Antiquarian Book Fair and present a vast selection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts and ephemera. The diversity of specialties includes art, medicine, literature, photography, autographs, first editions, Americana, and much more.

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Livres Rares & Objets d’Art

24 — 26 September 2021 
Paris, France


Opening on September 23rd by invitation only, 5 — 10 pm

Friday 24th September : 11 am — 8 pm

Saturday 25th September : 11 am — 8 pm

Sunday 26th September : 11 am — 6 pm

Grand Palais Éphémère
Place Joffre, 75007 Paris

We are delighted to participate to the antiquarian book fair organised by the Syndicat National de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne (SLAM).

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Frieze Masters 2021

13 — 17 October 2021 
Regent’s Park, London

Frieze Masters brings together thousands of years of art with the world’s leading galleries specialising in antiquities, Asian art, ethnographic art, illuminated manuscripts, medieval, modern and post-war art, Old Masters and 19th century, as well as photography, sculpture and wunderkammer.

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Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair

21 — 24 October 2021 
London

The Saatchi Gallery, London SW3

Firsts — London’s Rare Book Fair will return in 2021 with a new home at Saatchi Gallery. 

Virtual Fair

Firsts Italia

18 — 21 March 2021 

The virtual book fair organised by the A.L.A.I. (Associazione dei Librai Antiquari d’Italia) and in collaboration with the ABA (Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association).

Virtual Fair

California Virtual Book Fair

4 — 6 March 2021 
From 4 March at 5pm GMT to 6 March at 4am.

We are taking part in the California Virtual Book Fair, sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

Virtual Fair

Firsts Online: Winter Edition

18 — 23 February 2021 

The Antiquarian Bookseller’s Association online event with over 110 participating exhibitors from 16 countries offering over 2000 highlights.

Virtual Fair

The Virtual Miami International Map Fair

10 — 14 February 2021 

The online platform replacing the Miami Map Fair.

Virtual Fair

Firsts Canada

5 — 7 February 2021 

The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of Canada is pleased to announce it will be hosting a virtual bookfair using the ABA’s Firsts” platform.

Virtual Fair

The Winter Show 2021

24 — 31 January 2021 

The Winter Show is the leading art, antiques, and design fair in America, featuring 72 of the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts.

Virtual Fair

Paris Virtual Map Fair, Globes & Scientific Instruments

9 — 13 December 2020 
Online

The virtual fair organised to replace the Paris Map Fair.

Virtual Fair

Virtual China in Print

28 November — 28 December 2020 

The 2020 edition of China in Print, the Shanghai Rare Book, Photograph & Map Fair, will be replaced by a virtual exhibition.

Virtual Fair

Firsts Online

27 November — 2 December 2020 

The Antiquarian Bookseller’s Association virtual event uniting over 100 exhibitors from 16 countries, each offering up to 20 highlights.

Virtual Fair

TEFAF Online

1 — 4 November 2020 

The 2020 TEFAF New York Fall will be replaced by TEFAF Online, an online fair showcasing 300 masterpieces.

Virtual Fair

The Virtual San Francisco Map Fair

21 — 25 October 2020 

Due to COVID-19 the traditional in-person fair at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts has been canceled until 2021. However, with the advancement and widespread adoption of video conference technology, we are happy to bring the San Francisco Map & Print Fair to you virtually. 

Virtual Fair

Guardian Fine Art Asia Online

21 October — 15 November 2020 

The digital platform of the Guardian Fine Art Asia fair.

Virtual Fair

Frieze Masters Viewing Room

7 — 16 October 2020 

Frieze Masters brings together thousands of years of art with the world’s leading galleries specialising in antiquities, Asian art, ethnographic art, illuminated manuscripts, medieval, modern and post-war art, Old Masters and 19th century, as well as photography, sculpture and wunderkammer. 

Virtual Fair

Amsterdam Virtual Book Fair 2020

1 — 4 October 2020 
Online

The Amsterdam International Antiquarian Book Fair online event to replace the physical fair.

Fair

Salon International du Livre Rare

18 — 20 September 2020 
Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris, France

Preview: 17 September 2020, 17:00 to 22:00

Exhibition

Mapping the British Isles

29 November — 20 December 2019 
London

A Christmas exhibition dedicated to maps of the British Isles, including the first printed maps of the counties of England and Wales by Saxton; Speed’s county maps from his Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine; and the large scale maps by Bryant and Greenwood, among others.

Fair

Guardian Fine Art Asia

30 October — 3 November 2019 
Beijing

Guardian Fine Art Asia is an international art fair in Beijing, organized by Guardian Art Center and Fine Art Asia.

Exhibition

Rounded with a sleep’: an exhibition commemorating 400 years since the passing of Shakespeare and Cervantes

15 — 29 April 2016 
London

DCRB, in collaboration with Librería Bardón (Madrid) and Stéphane Clavreuil Rare Books (London), brings together maps of Elizabethan England such as a 1583 wall map of England and Wales by Christopher Saxton, with rare works by the two authors, including a first edition of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and a copy of Cervantes’s Don Quixote illustrated by Dalí.

Exhibition

Mapping London at the OXO Tower

3 — 14 September 2014 
London

As part of the Totally Thames festival, DCRB brings to the Oxo Tower a fascinating exhibition of maps of London from 1572 to 2013.

Exhibition

Scottish Maps at the Caledonian Club

14 January — 7 February 2013 
London

The British Library and DCRB’s exhibition of rare Scottish maps and pamphlets in the Drawing Room of the Caledonian Club, to coincide with Burns’ Night and to help raise awareness for the British Library’s campaign to raise funds to conserve, catalogue and digitize the King’s Topographical Collection.

Exhibition

Mapping London

2 — 23 December 2011 
London

A Christmas exhibition exploring London’s rapid development, from the Tudors to the Windsors.