Events

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

Fair

The Winter Show 2023

20 — 29 January 2023 
New York City, USA

Park Avenue Armory

643 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065

The Winter Show is the leading art, antiques, and design fair in America, featuring many of the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts. The Fair was established in the mid-1950s as a benefit for East Side House Settlement and, by the end of that decade, had firmly established itself as the leading event of its kind in the United States. Over the course of its 68-year history, the Fair has been held at the historic Park Avenue Armory for all but three years.

Venice Antiquarian Book Fair

10 — 12 February 2023 
Venice, Italy

Palazzo Pisani Revedin
Campo Manin

Friday 10 February: 14h — 20h
Saturday 11 February: 10h30 — 20h
Sunday 12 February: 10h30 — 17h

We are thrilled to be participating in the fair organised by the Italian Booksellers Association (A.L.A.I. — Associazione Librai Antiquari d’Italia), in Venice.

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TEFAF Maastricht 2023

11 — 19 March 2023 
Maastricht, The Netherlands

We are looking forward to returning to Maastricht in March for the 36th edition of TEFAF. 

Fair

New York International Antiquarian Book Fair 2023

27 — 30 April 2023 
New York City
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue, New York
Between 66/67 Streets

Universally referred to as the world’s finest antiquarian book fair, the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America’s (ABAA) New York International Antiquarian Book Fair (NYIABF), produced by Sanford L. Smith + Associates will showcase over 200 exhibitors in April, 2023. Exhibitors present a vast treasure trove of items: rare books, maps, illuminated manuscripts, incunabula, fine bindings, illustrations, historical documents, prints and print ephemera.

Abu Dhabi Art

16 — 20 November 2022 
Abu Dhabi, UAE

We are thrilled to be travelling to the Abu Dhabi Art Fair this November. 

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Fine Arts Paris & La Biennale

9 — 13 November 2022 
Paris, France

We are delighted to be participating for the first time in the Fine Arts Paris & La Biennale fair.

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Paris Map, Globes & Scientific Instruments Fair

4 — 5 November 2022 
Paris, France

The 21st edition of the Paris Map Fair will be held on Saturday 5 November in Hotel Ambassador, in the heart of Paris, just 2 minutes from the famous Opera Garnier and the major department stores.

Fair

Frieze Masters 2022

12 — 16 October 2022 
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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Livres Rares & Arts Graphiques

23 — 25 September 2022 
Paris, France

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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Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair

15 — 18 September 2022 
London

This year marks the 65th edition of one of the most popular and prestigious rare book fairs in the world.

Fair

Frieze Seoul

2 — 5 September 2022 

We are thrilled to be taking part to the first edition of Frieze Seoul, which will take place at COEX in the Gangnam district in the heart of Seoul from 2–5 September 2022.

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TEFAF Maastricht 2022

25 — 30 June 2022 
Maastricht, The Netherlands

From the moment the fair first opened its doors in 1988 at the MECC in Maastricht, TEFAF has been dedicated to presenting the world’s finest art—across categories—under one roof. What began as a radical idea for a new fair model has transformed into the greatest fair in the world,” according to one of TEFAF’s first exhibitors, Old Master dealer Johnny van Haeften. 

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London Map Fair

11 — 12 June 2022 
London

The largest antique map fair in Europe, established in 1980.

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London Original Print Fair

26 — 29 May 2022 
London

We are thrilled to be taking part, for our first time, to the London Original Print Fair, taking place at Somerset House.

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Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

23 — 29 May 2022 
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 in 1981 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.

Fair

The Winter Show 2022

1 — 10 April 2022 
New York City

The Winter Show is the leading art, antiques, and design fair in America, featuring many of the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts. The Fair was established in the mid-1950s as a benefit for East Side House Settlement and, by the end of that decade, had firmly established itself as the leading event of its kind in the United States. Over the course of its 68-year history, the Fair has been held at the historic Park Avenue Armory for all but three years.

Virtual Fair

Firsts Online

24 February — 1 March 2022 

The virtual fair organised by the Antiquarian Bookseller’s Association (ABA) where visitors can browse through over 2000 highlights from national and international exhibitors.

Fair

California Antiquarian Book Fair

11 — 13 February 2022 
Oakland, California

We are looking forward to be taking part in the 54th California Antiquarian International Book Fair, the trade fair organised by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

Virtual Fair

The Transatlantic Book Fair

22 — 27 July 2021 

We are delighted to be taking part in this new online book fair jointly organised by the UK and US antiquarian booksellers associations (ABA and ABAA).

Virtual Fair

Masterpiece Online

24 — 27 June 2021 

Masterpiece London is the unmissable art fair at which visitors can view and buy the finest works of art, design, furniture and jewellery — from antiquity to the present day. The Fair offers an unparalleled opportunity for new and established collectors to discover exceptional works for sale across a range of price points from over 150 international exhibitors and across every major market discipline.

Virtual Fair

Folium Digital

10 — 12 June 2021 

The antiquarian book associations of Switzerland, Austria and Germany (VEBUKU, VDAÖ and the VDA) have decided to join forces and launch an online rare book fair, to which we will participate with 20 highlights.

Webinar

IMCoS Map Lecture

9 June 2021 

The Malcolm Young Lecture by Daniel Crouch–Armada Maps

Virtual Fair

London Original Print Week

1 — 8 May 2021 

We are thrilled to be taking part to the online initiative organised to replace this year’s London Original Print Fair, usually held at the Royal Academy. The fair provides an unrivalled opportunity to view and buy original prints spanning five centuries, from top international dealers, galleries and studios. 

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 Online 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

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.