The 2017 Fair has been postponed to 24-25 March 2018 and will be held in the Kassam Stadium Conference and Events Centre in Oxford, details of which can be found at We will be occupying the Exhibition Area on the ground floor and the Quadrangle Suite on the first floor. As usual presses, specialist book dealers, trade suppliers, and related organisations will be exhibiting. There will be about 90 exhibitors.

The Fair will be open from 1100 to 1800 on the Saturday and from 1000 to 1700 on the Sunday. Admission for the two days is £5 and includes a catalogue. There is plenty of free parking at the venue. Half-hourly buses from Oxford centre (service city3A) stop near the Events Centre on Saturdays but NOT Sundays – see

Three lectures are planned for the Sunday, and as usual the Judges’ Choice Awards will be made around midday that day together with prizes sponsored by the Oxford Guild of Printers. Refreshments will be available.


11.00am: Alexandra Franklin and Richard Lawrence on the Bodleian Library’s Sonnets printing project

12 noon: Peter Lawrence on ‘William Morris and Wood Engraving: The Earthly Compromise’

2.00pm: Ferdinand Ulrich on ‘Hermann Zapf, Jack Stauffacher, and the birth of a type’

The Fair Manager on behalf of the organisers, the PBFA (Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association), is Henry Gott: The table plans have now been finalised.

An A5 paper flyer is available for distribution. If you are able to send copies out to your mailing list please contact Henry Gott.