Marcia tells us about ILEC

The PBFA fair at the ILEC suite in the Ibis hotel is almost underway. In a couple of days we shall be depositing our dogs at the kennels, and rushing up to London to lay out the tables, prepare the reception, and get ready to welcome the exhibitors.

In all the rush – it occurred to me that I had interviewed Tony about the Olympia fair last week, but had neglected to do the same for my own fair.

Well Marcia (my lovely wife and co-manager of the fair) is far more attractive than I am – so I thought you would all prefer to see an interview with her giving the last briefing for the ILEC fair.

Safe travels – whether you are and exhibitor or a customer, and we look forward to seeing you in Earls Court, at one of the events.

Rare Books London is looming

The Summer season is nearly upon us – it certainly feels like it. I am sat overlooking Galway bay, bathed in sunshine and all resplendent in very unusual weather for “Way out West”

Of course my main interest is with Rare Books London, which features both the PBFA and the ABA fairs:

1. Rare Books London - Landing Page (1)

Meanwhile – here are the details of all the fairs coming up in the next few weeks (Courtesy of Richard at Sheppard’s World:

Date Organisation Venue and opening times Info.
Sunday 22 May Etc’s Bloomsbury Summer Book Fair Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, Bloomsbury (10.00am to 4.00pm) click here
Sunday 22 May The Ephemera Society Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, Coram Street, London (11.00am to 4.00pm) click here
Thurs 26 May Rare Books London
ABA’s London International Book Fair
Olympia National Hall, Hammersmith Road. (1.00pm to 8.00pm) click here
Friday
27 May
Rare Books London
PBFA’s London International Premier Fair
ILEC Conference Centre, Ibis Hotel
London (2.00pm to 7.00pm)
click here
Friday
27 May
Rare Books London
ABA’s London International Book Fair
Olympia National Hall, Hammersmith Road, London (11.00am to 7.00pm) click here
Sat 28 May Rare Books London
PBFA’s London International Premier Fair
ILEC Conference Centre, Ibis Hotel
London (10.00pm to 4.00pm)
click here
Sat 28th May Rare Books London
ABA’s London International Book Fair
Olympia National Hall, Hammersmith Road, London (11.00am to 4.00pm) click here
Sunday 29 May Etc’s Bloomsbury Ephemera Fair Royal National Hotel, Bloomsbury
London (9.30am to 3.00pm)
click here
Sunday 29 May London Photographic Fair Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London
(11.00am to 4.00pm)
click here
Sat 4 June London Map Fair Royal Geographical Society
Kensington Gore (12 Noon to 7pm)
click here
Sunday 5 June London Map Fair Royal Geographical Society
Kensington Gore (12 Noon to 7pm)
click here

 

click here click the button to go to Sheppard’s Confidential

Meanwhile – i have caught up with Tony Fothergill and demanded he talk to me (it took me several days to pin him down).  Here he is telling us a little about this year’s Olympia ABA fair.

 

If you wish to get highlights and the occasional email about the PBFA fair – do drop me a line and i can put you onto the mailing list.

Meanwhile – if not before- i shall see you in London.