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This Fair is managed by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association in collaboration with the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). ABA Booksellers pledge to:

  • Guarantee authenticity
  • Provide accurate description
  • Disclose defects and restoration
  • Offer clear and informed pricing

WHAT ARE YOU COLLECTING?

Whether you are an experienced collector or simply curious about old and rare books, the Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair is not to be missed.

Held each autumn in the beautiful and historic Chelsea Old Town Hall, the Fair brings together more than 80 exhibitors specialising in antique books, first editions, maps, prints, and manuscripts from all over the world. Prices begin at just a few pounds and dealers are happy to guide you, making this an accessible and exciting venue for beginning collectors or those simply looking for an extra special Christmas gift.

In addition to our regular exhibitors we have a line-up of unique events, including guided tours designed to introduce visitors to the world of rare books. You can also browse our exhibitors’ highlights, which can be purchased online before the Fair opens.

The Chelsea Fair has something to offer every type of book lover, so don’t wait – register for your free tickets today.

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Latest news from the ABA


Budapest 2016: ILAB Congress & International Antiquarian Book Fair 30/08/2016
This September book dealers and collectors will meet in Budapest, one of the most fascinating book metropolises of Europe, for the 42nd ILAB Congress and 26th Intern... read more »

Guided Tours at Chelsea 22/10/2015
Guided tours led by expert ABA booksellers are a highlight of the Chelsea Fair, giving everyone from first time visitors to experienced collectors the opportunity to l... read more »

Record Exhibitor Numbers for Chelsea 2015 21/09/2015
The ABA is very pleased to report that this year's Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair will feature a record number of exhibitors, with eighty-nine British and international... read more »

Future ABA Book Fair dates announced 17/07/2015
Edinburgh Book Fair: Friday and Saturday, 4th and 5th March 2016. Olympia Book Fair: Thursday to Saturday, 26th to 28th May 2016. Chelsea Book Fair,Friday & Saturday... read more »