I visited the Bath Book Fair at the Assembly Rooms this weekend and I loved it! A local bookshop owner gave us our tickets free but the entry was only £2 anyway. 78 dealers were there, each with a different stall. Some of them were local but I spoke to one who said he had travelled down from Yorkshire. Each dealer specialised in something different, my favourite stalls were full of old children’s books and reminded me of what I used to read as a child. I bought a colour illustrated copy of Black Beauty for £10 which I remember reading for the first time. Even if you can’t afford a £250 copy of Paradise Lost you can still have a closer look at it, most of the dealers were happy to show you things. It was a fantastic opportunity to see books that aren’t usually on display.
October 17, 2011
Bath Book Fair