Held each autumn in the beautiful and historic Chelsea Old Town Hall, this 29th edition of the Fair brings together more than 80 exhibitors specialising in rare books, first editions, maps, prints, manuscripts and ephemera from all over the world.
There's something for every interest – poetry, children's classics, modern fiction, gardening, cookery, sport, military, crime, art, architecture, travel. Prices start at just a few pounds and dealers are happy to guide you, making this a friendly and inspiring venue for all collectors – whether established or beginner – or those visitors 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, book signings and talks.
The ABA Chelsea Rare Book Fair has something to offer every type of book lover.
Partners & Friends
ABA Chelsea Rare Book Fair is presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (ABA) in collaboration with the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).
ABA Booksellers pledge to:
Provide accurate description
Disclose defects and restoration
Offer clear and informed pricing