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Firsts 2021
The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association looks forward to welcoming visitors in person to Firsts, London's Rare Book Fair, 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 international exhibitors.

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 21st October: 5pm - 9pm
Friday 22nd October: 11am - 7pm
Saturday 23rd October: 11am - 6pm
Sunday 24th October: 11am - 5pm

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

**Thursday 21st October is Preview Night, and is by invitation only.

Our Partners

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

Our 2021 Official Charity Partner is The London Library.

Our 2021 Insurance Partner and Fair Sponsor is Richard Thompson Insurance Brokers.

Firsts London 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.