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Prestigious fair for rare book enthusiasts

VALUATION: You can take your book to the fair to be valued

VALUATION: You can take your book to the fair to be valued

Take your book for a free valuation by professional antiquarian booksellers at Clitheroe’s Annual Antiquarian and Out-Of-Print Bookfair on Saturday, March 1.

Specialist dealers in a range of fields, including antiquarian, fine bindings, children’s books, Lancashire local history, crime fiction and natural history, will be sharing their knowledge at the event running from 10am to 4.30pm at St Mary’s Centre, Church Street.

Organiser Neil Summersgill said: “Our members are experts in a wide variety of areas and the Clitheroe fair will be a chance for people to bring along books and manuscripts for a free valuation by knowledgeable specialists.

“The internet might still be handy for buying and selling books but people like the reassurance of dealing with experienced sellers face-to-face.

“We keep hearing about the impending demise of books, but it is a fact that the best books in most categories not only provide their owners with lasting pleasure, but a shrewd investment as well.

“Demand for good quality books is as high as it’s ever been, and visitors to our fair will be able to browse, handle and buy books, prints and maps, from £1 to £1000 and above and on subjects such as travel, local history, science, children’s, illustrated, literature, in paperback, hardback, and fine tooled leather bindings.”

The event will be run by the country’s biggest antiquarian trade association, the PBFA. Details of PBFA fairs throughout the country can be found at www.pbfa.org

 

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