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Saatchi Gallery 18–21 May 2023

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

Next year marks the 66th edition of 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 book fair 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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Firsts Online will return from 23 - 26 February 2023.

Visit the Firsts Online website here.

Our international exhibitors (ABA and ILAB members) offer thousands of books, manuscripts and associated works. The items are fresh to market with new highlights added by our booksellers throughout the event. We encourage you to return here for further updates.

18 May 2023: 5pm - 9pm
19 May 2023: 11am - 8pm
20 May 2023: 11am - 6pm
21 May 2023: 11am - 5pm

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 proud to partner with Biblio and RTIB, Official Partners for Firsts London, with Antiques Trade Gazette as Official Media Partner