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Fine Press Book Fair

Once again, in conjunction with the Fine Press Book Association, the PBFA is organising the most successful fine press fair in the world:
the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair in Oxford, UK.
The Fair will be held on 3rd and 4th November 2007.


Admission 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 exhibitors include sixty-three private presses from the UK, the Americas, Russia, and continental Europe, as well as dealers in fine press books, trade suppliers of fine printing materials, and related societies.

Gregynog Prize

The Gregynog Prize is again being offered for the best book printed letterpress since the last Fair. All FPBA members are eligible to enter. We're fortunate to have as judges three eminent printers in their own right: David Vickers (Gregynog Press), Simon Lawrence (Fleece Press), and Sebastian Carter (Rampant Lions Press). Details can be found by clicking here.

The Judges' Choice Awards

Three people from the world of books nominate five books that they particularly like from the books on show and published since the last Fair. The judges are free to adopt whatever criteria they choose: fineness of printing, excitement, value for money, binding, use of materials, typography . . .  it's up to them. Our brave judges this time round are Peter Henderson, Michael Taylor, and Jem Wilyman.


The Fair Manager is Toby English (10 St.Mary's Street, Wallingford, OX10 0EL, UK; tel/fax +44 (0)1491 836 389; e-mail

Lots to see!


Opening times

The Fair will be open

11am to 6pm on Saturday 3rd November

10am to 5pm on Sunday 4th November


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.

Lecture programme
11am : Walter Bachinski: 'Shanty Bay Press'
12am : Rigby Graham: 'Illustrating 'Pennant and his Welsh landscapes'
1pm : Dave Farey: 'Down on the Farm with Eric Gill digital Aries & Golden Cockerel'
2pm : Carolyn Trant: 'Peggy Angus, Professional Amateur and the Psychopathology of Artists' Books'
3pm : Nigel Bents: 'Collective mediocrity, involving letterpress, failure, students and experience'
Dealers exhibiting

Ballantyne Way

Blackwell's Rare Books

Boxwood Rare Books & Prints

Scott Brindred

Collinge and Clark

The Coupland Collection

Claude Cox Old and Rare Books

Toby English

Forest Books


Maggs Bros

Printed Works

Michael Taylor Rare Books

Alan & Joan Tucker.

Geraldine Waddington

.Veronica Watts


Amanda WIllis.

Presses exhibiting

Altazimuth Press

Susan Allix


Avenue Press

Azul Editions

Babel, Germany

The Bamboo Art Studio

Barbarian Press

Bonnefant Press
Celtic Cross Press

Deb Rindl

Enitharmon Press

Even Hoshen Press

Evergreen Press

Ken Ferguson

Fleece Press

The Gabriel Press

The Graven Image Press

Gwasg Gregynog Ltd

Hand and Eye Editions

Hedgehog Press

Incline Press

Inky Parrot Press


MKB Editions

Midnight Paper Sales

Nahanni Productions

Nikodim Publisher

Andy English / Oak Apple Press

The Old Forge Press

The Old School Press

The Old Stile Press

The One Time Press

p's and q's Press

Parrot Press

Parvenu Press

Per Se Press

Pratt Contemporary Art Ltd

The Rampant Lions Press

Red Fox Press

Red Hen Press

Right-Hand Press

Redlake Press

Shanty Bay Press

Shirley Sharoff

Sherwin Beach Press

Spoon Print Press

Strawberry Press

Tern Press

Verdigris Press

Whittington Press

Woodcraft Press

The Wood Lea Press

Yellow Fox Press
  Felix Zakar & Associates  

Suppliers exhibiting

Harmatan Leather Ltd

Harmatan Leather Ltd

J Hewit and Son Ltd

Chris Hicks -  Bookbinder

Ann Muir Marbling

Piccolo Press

John Purcell Paper

Patrick Roe

Shepherds, Bookbinders

Organisations exhibiting

Designer Bookbinders


Fine Press Book Association

Friends of St Bride


National Printing Heritage Trust

Oxford Scribes

Society of Bookbinders

Society of Woodengravers

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