Once again, in conjunction with the Fine Press Book Association, the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA) is organising the longest standing fine press fair in the world: the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair in Oxford, UK. The Fair will be held on 31st October and 1st  November, 2015. .

Admission
Admission is by catalogue at the door on the day. Valid both days, it includes admission to all of the lectures on the second day. Admission price, including catalogue and lectures, is £5 per person. Refreshments will be available.

The Toby English Prize
This will be awarded to honour Toby English and to express our gratitude. It will be an anonymously donated cash prize for the Most Original Book In the Fair as judged by Russell Maret, Paul Nash and another.

Judges' Choice Awards
Three judges will be given carte blanche to select four or five books from those on display and published since the last fair that they think are especially worthy of attention according to the criteria that they choose, perhaps including innovation, value for money, use of unusual materials or format, originality, work of promise from a new press, printing excellence, quality of illustration, unusual subject, etc. An announcement of the chosen books will be made on the Sunday afternoon and the presses will receive certificates printed at Whittington Press. 

Two Awards by the Oxford Guild of Printers
The Oxford Guild of Printers are offering two awards for different letterpress books published since the last Fair. The first is for a book costing £50 or less, and the second is for a single-section sewn pamphlet. The judges may care to consider aspects of design & typography, quality of printing, originality and interest of content . The prize-winners will be announced on the Sunday and the prizes will be cheques for £100. Entries can be posted to the Chairman of the Guild, Dr Miles Wigfield, Coneygar Lodge, Quenington GL7 5BZ, UK; they must be posted to arrive before October 23rd, and must be accompanied by a return address label and sufficient postage stamps so that your own packaging can be re-used. Alternatively books can be handed in before Saturday noon at the OGP table at the Fair, and collected on Sunday after 1530. Please note that all items entered will be publicly exhibited by the OGP at the Fair, and so subject to handling.

Lecture programme
There will be the ever-popular programme of lectures on the Sunday. 1100: Joe Pearson, "Noel Carrington". 1200: Sebastian Carter & Alice Ford-Smith, “Making History: capturing the work of the Rampant Lions Press and the Fine Book Bindery”. 1400: Alan Powers, "Twentieth-century printing journals".

Exhibitors
The 98 exhibitors include private presses from the UK, the Americas, Russia, Asia, and continental Europe, as well as dealers in fine press books, suppliers of fine printing materials, and related societies:

ALBERTO TALLONE EDITORE
ALTAZIMUTH PRESS & TOM PAINE PRESS
ANDY ENGLISH (THE ISLE HANDPRESS)
ANDY MOORE CALLIGRAPHY
ANTIC-HAM
ARBOUR EDITIONS
BABEL
BALLANTYNE WAY
BARBARIAN PRESS
BLEIKLOETZLE
BOND BOOKS
BONNEFANT PRESS
BOOK ARTS CENTER HALLE
BOXWOOD RARE BOOKS & PRINTS
CALIBAN PRESS
CLAIRE ILLOUZ
CLAUDE COX OLD AND RARE BOOKS
CRAFT PRESS CHILE
DESIGN FOR TODAY
DESIGNER BOOKBINDERS
EDITION SCHWARZE SEITE
EDITIONS VERDIGRIS
EVERGREEN PRESS
EXTRAORDINARY EDITIONS
FLEECE PRESS
GRAFIKVERKSTAN GODSMAGASINET
GRANJA GRAFICA PRESS
GRAPHO EDITIONS
HAND & EYE EDITIONS
HARMATAN LEATHER
HEDGE SPARROW PRESS
HILL PRESS
HIRUNDO PRESS
IMPRESS
INCLINE PRESS
INKY PARROT PRESS & ARTISTS' CHOICE EDITIONS
J HEWIT & SONS LTD
JENNINGS FINE ART
JOHN PURCELL PAPER
JUDD STREET GALLERY
JULIAN SMITH
KELLY-WINTERTON PRESS
KEN FERGUSON
LANANA CREEK PRESS
LEOPARD STUDIO EDITIONS
LESLIE GERRY EDITIONS
LIMETREES STUDIO
LOUISE BROCKMAN MARBLED PAPER
LUDLOW BOOKBINDERS
LUX MENTIS, BOOKSELLERS
LYMELIGHT BOOKS & PRINTS
MAGGS BROS LTD
MICHAEL TAYLOR RARE BOOKS
MIDNIGHT PAPER SALES
MIXOLYDIAN EDITIONS
MKB EDITIONS
NICHOLAS DALY BOOKS
NIKODIM PRESS
OL'CHEF PRESS
OXFORD GUILD OF PRINTERS
OXFORD SCRIBES
PAEKAKARIKI  PRESS
PAPER RESOURCES
PARROT PRESS
PARVENU PRESS
PRIVATE LIBRARIES ASSOCIATION
RED FOX PRESS
RUSSELL MARET
SCOTT BRINDED
SHERWIN BEACH PRESS
SHIRLEY SHAROFF EDITIONS
SOCIETY OF WOOD ENGRAVERS
SOLMENTES PRESS
SPOON PRINT PRESS
SUSAN ALLIX
THE BLUE PRINT PRESS
THE CARPATHIAN TYPE FOUNDRY
THE GABRIEL PRESS
THE HEDGEHOG PRESS
THE LOGAN PRESS
THE LONE OAK PRESS
THE OLD SCHOOL PRESS
THE OLD STILE PRESS
THE PETRARCH PRESS
THE P's & Q's PRESS
THE READING ROOM PRESS
THE SALVAGE PRESS
THE STELLA PRESS
THE STRAWBERRY PRESS
TWO PONDS PRESS
VALERIA BRANCAFORTE  PRINTS
VERONICA WATTS
WALKING BIRD PRESS
WAVESTONE PRESS
WHITTINGTON PRESS
WILLIAM ALLEN WORD & IMAGE LTD
WOODCRAFT PRESS
WYKEHAM BOOKS


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Opening times
The Fair will be open 11am to 6pm on Saturday 31st October, and 10am to 5pm on Sunday 1st November.

Location
The fair will be held at Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane, Oxford OX3 0BP, UK. Click here for a simple map of the immediate locality. Click here for a map showing its position relative to Oxford centre.

Car parking is available a few minutes' walk from the Fair, at Headington Hill Hall: at the north end of Gipsy Lane, turn left at the traffic lights (towards Oxford centre on the Headington Road), and take the second right into Headington Hill Hall.

The exhibition is also conveniently reached from Thornhill Park & Ride, to the east of Oxford, at the intersection of the A420 and eastern Bypass. Take the 300 bus towards Oxford town centre and alight at the bus stop on Headington Road at the top of Gipsy Lane (10 minutes). The venue is two minutes' walk from the bus stop, down Gipsy Lane on the right hand side.

For buses (in particular from the railway and bus stations), check Oxford Bus and Stagecoach.

By train, Oxford is served by Thames Express, First Great Western, Wales & West, Virgin Trains, and Central Trains.

By coach, The Oxford Espress and The Oxford Tube leave London from several points and stop at Gipsy Lane.