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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.

Firsts Italia
A new addition to the 2021 online fair calendar – In partnership with Associazione Librai Antiquari d'Italia (ALAI), the ABA is pleased to partner with its Italian counterpart to present Firsts Italia running from 18-21 March featuring ALAI and ILAB members exclusively.

Firsts 2021
We also look forward to welcoming visitors in person to Firsts, London's Rare Book Fair 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: 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 www.rarebookslondon.com

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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