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The London International Antiquarian Book Fair At 59 years of age, The London International Antiquarian Book Fair (LIABF) is almost as old as some of the classic tomes on display. Held at Olympia, the LIABF is the oldest such book fair in the world, attracting exhibitors from North America, Canada, Australia, Europe you name it. The fair will be brimming with printed works dating from the 15th to the 21st centuries including manuscripts, prints, ephemera, photographs, maps and atlases from all ages and from all corners of the globe. But you don't have to be a collector to enjoy all that's on offer, the LIABF is ideal for any book lover with a curious eye and an interest in history. Who knows, you might even find the perfect present for a friend or loved one (remember, Father's Day is just around the corner...). Tickets are free if you register in advance, if not you'll have to pay ten pounds on the door. Take time out between browsing the ancient books, maps and manuscripts with a drink or bite from the downstairs cafe. There's even a bar selling alcoholic drinks just in case you need some Dutch courage before making an indulgent purchase.

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Hilton London Olympia Hotel
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380 Kensington High Street, W14 | 2 minutes from The London International Antiquarian Book Fair
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Olympia London,   Hammersmith Road      W14 8UX
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PRICING  Free trade registration
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VENUE  Olympia London 
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Olympia London,   Hammersmith Road      W14 8UX
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Olympia London,   Hammersmith Road      W14 8UX
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