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Firsts 2021

We also look forward to welcoming visitors in person to Firsts, London's Rare Book Fair from 21-23 May 2021 now taking place at the Saatchi Gallery in Sloane Square. Marking the 64th edition of the fair, the event historically attracts over 120 exhibitors from over 15 countries around the world.

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

Thursday 20th May: 5pm - 9pm
Friday 21st May: 11am - 7pm
Saturday 22nd May: 11am - 6pm
Sunday 23rd May: 11am - 5pm

The Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York Square London SW3

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Exhibitor Highlights


Tabidze, G.

[GEORGIAN JOHN REED] Jon Ridi: P’oema [i.e. John...
20755 800

Birmingham Guild Ltd

The Birmingham Guild Limited. Architectural and Decorative Metalwork...
4504264 01



Our Partners

The ABA is proud to partner with Biblio, Official Partner for Firsts London.

Our 2021 Official Charity Partner is The London Library.

Firsts London is the jewel in the crown of Rare Books London, a multi-locational festival celebrating all facets of the rare book in London. For more details visit

It is presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association under the auspices of ILAB. All booksellers at the fair are committed to dealing at the very highest levels, and their expertise is second to none.

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