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Saatchi Gallery 15 - 18 May 2025

We are very lucky to have this kind of fair… it’s not elitist, it’s not specialist, you don’t have to be a scholar, you just have to be someone with an immense thirst for the glory of books.”

- Stephen Fry, actor, writer and book collector

Firsts London is one of the most popular and prestigious rare book fairs in the world. Whether you're a collector looking for the next masterpiece to add to your library, or a bibliophile who loves browsing second-hand classics, Firsts London is the event for you. Discover titles by distinguished authors, ephemera from celebrity readers and manuscripts from history's great moments, all in the heart of Chelsea.

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1 Feb 2025: 3am - 8am

Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York's Square, King's Road, London SW3 4RY


Firsts London is presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association under the auspices of ILAB. Our booksellers are committed to dealing at the very highest levels, with expertise second to none

We are delighted to be working again with the FT Weekend as our media partner for Firsts London 2024.

We are proud to welcome the Friends of the Bodleian Library as our library partner this year.

Firsts London is kindly supported by the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, the Antiques Trade Gazette, Biblio, Partners&, and Abe Books.