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Firsts Online

The Antiquarian Bookseller’s Association is proud to present our next event, Firsts Online from 20-25 May 2021.

Our international exhibitors will be offering their highlights from 2pm GMT on Thursday 20 May. Highlights are fresh to the market with new items added throughout the event. We encourage you to visit the website regularly to see the newly added items.

Join one of our free online talks featuring ABA members and specialists scheduled throughout the online fair, created in partnership with The Book Collector.

Firsts 2021
We also look forward to welcoming visitors in person to Firsts, London's Rare Book Fair later in October 2021, now taking place at Saatchi Gallery in Sloane Square from 21-24 October. 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: 2pm - 11pm
Friday 21st May: 12am - 11pm
Saturday 22nd May: 12am - 11pm
Sunday 23rd May: 12am - 11pm
Monday 24th May: 12am - 11pm
Tuesday 25th May: 12am - 11pm


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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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