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Preparations under way for Oxford's biggest book fair

Thursday 05/April/2018 - 09:50 AM
Sada El Balad
Edited by: Yara Sameh
PREPARATIONS are under way for Oxford’s biggest book fair of the year، Oxford shire reported.

It will take place in the main hall of Oxford Brookes University’s Headington Hill Campus on Saturday، April 21 from noon until 6pm and on Sunday، April 22 from 10am to 4pm.

Book dealers will travel to the fair from across the country and Blackwell’s rare books department will also have a stand at the event.

London-based Peter Harrington، whose specialisms include travel، military and naval books will be attending، together with Kent-based Adrian Harrington، who specialises in first editions، children’s books، library sets، Winston Churchill، Ian Fleming and Arthur Conan Doyle.

The fair، organised by booksellers Tom Lintern-Mole and Conor Pattenden، is backed by the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association.

Mr Pattenden said: “Hundreds of book lovers will attend because there is such a good range of stock and prices.

“There will be about 90 book dealers over the two days.

“Admission is £2 but you can download a free ticket from oxfordbook.org.

“Last year the fair was in Wheatley but we are back in our usual venue this year.

“All the book dealers are looking forward to it - it has to be Oxford’s biggest book fair.”

Last month the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair was staged at the Kassam Stadium’s Conference and Events Centre.

There were 100 stands، run by specialist booksellers، with exhibitors from the UK، Europe and United States.

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