Events

Find out about our upcoming fairs and exhibitions, and browse through our past events.

TEFAF Maastricht

08 - 14 March 2024
Maastricht, The Netherlands

7 – 14 March 2024

Forum 100
6229 GV Maastricht
The Netherlands

TEFAF Maastricht is widely regarded as the world’s premier fair for fine art, antiques, and design, bringing together 7,000 years of art history under one roof. Featuring over 260 prestigious dealers from some 20 countries, TEFAF Maastricht is a showcase for the finest art works currently on the market. Alongside the traditional areas of Old Master paintings, antiques, and classical antiquities that cover approximately half of the fair, you can also find modern and contemporary art, photography, jewelry, 20th century design, and works on paper.

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Venice Antiquarian Book Fair

23 - 25 February 2024
Venice, Italy

We look forward to returning to the Venice Antiquarian Book Fair, held at the Palazzo Pisani Revedin.

 

After the success of last February, antiquarian bookstores associated with ILAB and the Italian Booksellers Association (A.L.A.I. – Associazione Librai Antiquari d’Italia) will once again participate in the exhibition, coming from all over Europe, to offer bibliophiles, enthusiasts and the curious a selection of incunabula, manuscripts, prints, ancient books and twentieth-century rarities.

California Antiquarian Book Fair

09 - 10 February 2024
Pier 27, Embarcadero, San Francisco

We are delighted to return to the California International Antiquarian Book Fair, held in San Francisco. This three-day event features fine and rare materials from around the globe, including manuscripts, first editions, illustrated books, ephemera, maps, and autographs, as well as antiquarian books on a vast array of topics.

The California trade fair is organised by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

The Winter Show 2024

19 - 28 January 2024
Park Avenue Armory, New York, City

The 70th edition of The Winter Show will be held in the historic Park Avenue Armory where a variety of works spanning 5,000 years will be presented by over 68 internationally renowned dealers. Thousands of works from paintings and works on paper, fine furniture, and design, to jewellry, and contemporary ceramics and glass will be on view. Famed for its rigorous vetting practices carried out by a committee of 120 experts, the Fair’s exhibitors offer works of the highest standards of authenticity and quality in the industry.

We are delighted to be exhibiting once more at the Winter Show, one of the highlights of the year.

London Art Week Winter 2023

01 - 08 December 2023
Online

London Art Week is the UK’s pre-eminent fine arts selling event. This winter event will be held online, and we welcome you to browse our virtual stand with the theme ​Maritime Maps and the Med’.

Firsts Online

30 November - 03 December 2023
Online

The virtual fair organised by the Antiquarian Bookseller’s Association (ABA) where visitors can browse through over 2000 highlights from national and international exhibitors. We invite you to our selection of items with the theme ​Maritime Maps and the Med’.

Firsts Online functions similarly to a physical book fair, with the exceptions being the limited number of books or​‘highlights’ per exhibitor, and for obvious reasons, the ability to hold the book physically.”

Abu Dhabi Art

22 - 26 November 2023
Abu Dhabi, UAE

We are thrilled to be travelling to the Abu Dhabi Art Fair this November.

“The annual art fair each November is the culmination of the year-round visual arts programme. The fair brings together a number of local and international galleries offering artworks for sale which are shown alongside exhibitions, artist commissions and installations both at the fair and across the emirate.”

Milan Antiquarian Book Fair

26 - 28 October 2023
Milan, Italy

The Italian Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association, ALAI, invites collectors and bibliophiles to a new destination in Milan.

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Frieze Masters

10 - 14 October 2023
Regent's Park, London

Frieze Masters brings together thousands of years of art with the world’s leading galleries specialising in antiquities, Asian art, ethnographic art, illuminated manuscripts, medieval, modern and post-war art, Old Masters and 19th century, as well as photography, sculpture and wunderkammer.

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Livres Rares & Arts Graphiques

21 - 23 September 2023
Paris, France

We are delighted to participate to the antiquarian book fair organised by the Syndicat National de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne (SLAM).

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Frieze Seoul

05 - 08 September 2023

We are thrilled to be taking part to the second edition of Frieze Seoul, which will take place at COEX in the Gangnam district in the heart of Seoul from 6–9 September 2023.

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London Art Week

29 June - 06 July 2023
London, UK

Daniel Crouch Rare Books presents The Cline Collection: The story of London told in 40,000 books, maps, and prints spanning 400 years, the largest such collection in private hands. Highlights from the collection will form the majority of Daniel Crouch Rare Books’ exhibit at London Art Week 2023.

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The Treasure House Fair

21 - 25 June 2023
London, UK

We are delighted to be participating for the first time in The Treasure House Fair this summer.

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Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair

17 - 20 May 2023
London, UK

We are looking forward to participating once again in the annual rare book fair organised by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association, taking place this May at the Saatchi Gallery.

One of the most popular and prestigious rare book fairs in the world, showcasing unique and unusual items from over 100 leading UK and international dealers.

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New York International Antiquarian Book Fair 2023

26 - 29 April 2023
New York City

Universally referred to as the world’s finest antiquarian book fair, the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America’s (ABAA) New York International Antiquarian Book Fair (NYIABF), produced by Sanford L. Smith + Associates will showcase over 200 exhibitors in April, 2023. Exhibitors present a vast treasure trove of items: rare books, maps, illuminated manuscripts, incunabula, fine bindings, illustrations, historical documents, prints and print ephemera.

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TEFAF Maastricht 2023

11 - 19 March 2023
Maastricht, The Netherlands

We are looking forward to returning to Maastricht in March for the 36th edition of TEFAF.

“A commitment to excellence, rigorous vetting standards, and an unparalleled collecting experience have remained constant in TEFAF’s journey to today.”

Venice Antiquarian Book Fair

10 - 12 February 2023
Venice, Italy

We are thrilled to be participating in the fair organised by the Italian Booksellers Association (A.L.A.I. – Associazione Librai Antiquari d’Italia), in Venice.

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The Winter Show 2023

20 - 29 January 2023
New York City, USA

The Winter Show is the leading art, antiques, and design fair in America, featuring many of the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts. The Fair was established in the mid-1950s as a benefit for East Side House Settlement and, by the end of that decade, had firmly established itself as the leading event of its kind in the United States. Over the course of its 68-year history, the Fair has been held at the historic Park Avenue Armory for all but three years.

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Fine Arts Paris & La Biennale

09 - 13 November 2022
Paris, France

We are delighted to be participating for the first time in the Fine Arts Paris & La Biennale fair.

The fair was conceived in 2017 by the organisers of the Salon du Dessin, and is now an unmissable event in the Parisian art market.

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Paris Map, Globes & Scientific Instruments Fair

04 - 05 November 2022
Paris, France

The 21st edition of the Paris Map Fair will be held on Saturday 5 November in Hotel Ambassador, in the heart of Paris, just 2 minutes from the famous Opera Garnier and the major department stores.

The fair is organised by the Librairie Loeb-Larocque and Le Zograscope, and includes antique maps, atlases, globes, scientific instruments and travel books.

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Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair

14 - 17 September 2022
London

This year marks the 65th edition of one of the most popular and prestigious rare book fairs in 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.

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TEFAF Maastricht 2022

24 - 29 June 2022
Maastricht, The Netherlands

From the moment the fair first opened its doors in 1988 at the MECC in Maastricht, TEFAF has been dedicated to presenting the world’s finest art—across categories—under one roof. What began as a radical idea for a new fair model has transformed into “the greatest fair in the world,” according to one of TEFAF’s first exhibitors, Old Master dealer Johnny van Haeften.

A commitment to excellence, rigorous vetting standards, and an unparalleled collecting experience have remained constant in TEFAF’s journey to today.

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London Map Fair

10 - 11 June 2022
London

The largest antique map fair in Europe, established in 1980.

The event brings together around 40 of the leading national and international antiquarian map dealers as well as hundreds of visiting dealers, collectors, curators and map aficionados from all parts of the world.

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London Original Print Fair

25 - 28 May 2022
London

We are thrilled to be taking part, for our first time, to the London Original Print Fair, taking place at Somerset House.

The fair provides an unrivalled opportunity to view and buy original prints spanning five centuries, from top international dealers, galleries and studios. LOPF’s convivial atmosphere in the Royal Academy’s Main Galleries provides the perfect setting in which to engage with the 50 exhibitors, who offer a wealth of specialist knowledge for new and experienced collectors alike. Artists include old and modern masters, from Rembrandt and Canaletto to Whistler, Matisse and Picasso. Prints by today’s leading artists are also for sale, including works by celebrated Royal Academician printmakers including David Hockney, Cornelia Parker, Grayson Perry, Christopher Le Brun and Rebecca Salter PRA.

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Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

22 - 28 May 2022
Abu Dhabi, UAE

The Abu
Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) is the most diverse book fair in
the region. Abu Dhabi is a driving force behind the professional and
commercial development of the regional publishing industry, and is
committed to the long-term expansion of the global book business.
Inaugurated in 1981 by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan,
the Fair has gained a global reputation as a leading literary trade and
cultural event in the region.

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The Winter Show 2022

31 March - 09 April 2022
New York City

The Winter Show is the leading art, antiques, and design fair in America, featuring many of the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts. The Fair was established in the mid-1950s as a benefit for East Side House Settlement and, by the end of that decade, had firmly established itself as the leading event of its kind in the United States. Over the course of its 68-year history, the Fair has been held at the historic Park Avenue Armory for all but three years.

This year’s show has been postponed from January to April, and it is going to be held at 660 Madison Avenue, the former flagship store of Barneys New York.

Virtual Fair

Firsts Online

24 February - 01 March 2022

The virtual fair organised by the Antiquarian Bookseller’s Association (ABA) where visitors can browse through over 2000 highlights from national and international exhibitors.

“Firsts Online functions similarly to a physical book fair, with the exceptions being the limited number of books or ‘highlights’ per exhibitor, and for obvious reasons, the ability to hold the book physically.”

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California Antiquarian Book Fair

11 - 13 February 2022
Oakland, California

We are looking forward to be taking part in the 54th California Antiquarian International Book Fair, the trade fair organised by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

Among other highlights, the fair will include a major historical exhibit on wine and viticulture, courtesy of the wonderful holdings of the University of California Library at Davis, which have aptly been described as “the greatest wine library in the world”. There will also be additional book-related lectures and displays throughout the weekend.

Virtual Fair

The Transatlantic Book Fair

21 - 26 July 2021

We are delighted to be taking part in this new online book fair jointly organised by the UK and US antiquarian booksellers associations (ABA and ABAA).

Virtual Fair

Masterpiece Online

23 - 26 June 2021

Masterpiece London is the unmissable art fair at which visitors can view and buy the finest works of art, design, furniture and jewellery – from antiquity to the present day. The Fair offers an unparalleled opportunity for new and established collectors to discover exceptional works for sale across a range of price points from over 150 international exhibitors and across every major market discipline.

Virtual Fair

Folium Digital

09 - 11 June 2021

The antiquarian book associations of Switzerland, Austria and Germany (VEBUKU, VDAÖ and the VDA) have decided to join forces and launch an online rare book fair, to which we will participate with 20 highlights.

Webinar

IMCoS Map Lecture

08 June 2021

The Malcolm Young Lecture by Daniel Crouch–Armada Maps

Daniel Crouch will offer a talk titled, “A Protestant Wind or Hot Air? A study of the Astor Armada drawings.”

In January 2021 a set of ten ink and watercolour drawings were acquired by the National Museum of the Royal Navy. The re-discovered manuscripts are the earliest visual representations of the progress of the Spanish Armada and depict one of the greatest events in British naval history.

Virtual Fair

London Original Print Week

30 April - 07 May 2021

We are thrilled to be taking part to the online initiative organised to replace this year’s London Original Print Fair, usually held at the Royal Academy. The fair provides an unrivalled opportunity to view and buy original prints spanning five centuries, from top international dealers, galleries and studios.

Our viewing room can be viewed here, and to book an appointment to visit us in the gallery, please click here.

Virtual Fair

Firsts Italia

18 - 21 March 2021

The virtual book fair organised by the A.L.A.I. (Associazione dei Librai Antiquari d’Italia) and in collaboration with the ABA (Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association).

Virtual Fair

California Virtual Book Fair

04 - 06 March 2021
From 4 March at 5pm GMT to 6 March at 4am.

We are taking part in the California Virtual Book Fair, sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

The three-day virtual book fair will offer a rich selection of manuscripts, early American and European literature, modern first editions, children’s books, maps and autographs, as well as antiquarian books on history, science, law, architecture, cooking, wine, and a wide range of other topics from the collections of more than 200 booksellers from over 20 countries around the world. There’s more to the fair than just browsing online listings of rare books and related ephemera—a number of special events and programming will take place during the fair as well.

Virtual Fair

Firsts Online: Winter Edition

18 - 23 February 2021

The Antiquarian Bookseller’s Association online event with over 110 participating exhibitors from 16 countries offering over 2000 highlights.

Virtual Fair

The Virtual Miami International Map Fair

10 - 14 February 2021

The online platform replacing the Miami Map Fair.

Virtual Fair

Firsts Canada

05 - 07 February 2021

The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of Canada is pleased to announce it will be hosting a virtual bookfair using the ABA’s “Firsts” platform.

Virtual Fair

The Winter Show Online 2021

24 - 31 January 2021

The Winter Show is the leading art, antiques, and design fair in
America, featuring 72 of the world’s top experts in the fine and
decorative arts.

Held at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City, the fair
highlights a dynamic mix of works dating from ancient times through the
present day and maintains the highest standards of quality in the art
market. Each object at the fair is vetted for authenticity, date, and
condition by a committee of 150 experts from the United States and
Europe.

The Show is a … galaxy of colliding worlds. Nearly every
booth provides a glimpse into some areas of visual culture, from
Egyptian antiquities to American folk art to postwar Italian art glass.
—The New York Times

The Winter Show is an annual benefit for East Side House Settlement, a
community-based organization serving the Bronx and Northern Manhattan.
East Side House’s programs focus on education and technology as gateways
out of poverty and as the keys to economic opportunity.

All revenues from the fair’s general admissions and the net proceeds
from the Opening Night Party and other special events go to East Side
House and contribute substantially to its private philanthropic budget.
No part of sales made by exhibitors is received by East Side House.

Virtual Fair

Paris Virtual Map Fair, Globes & Scientific Instruments

09 - 13 December 2020
Online

The virtual fair organised to replace the Paris Map Fair.

Virtual Fair

Virtual China in Print

28 November - 28 December 2020

The 2020 edition of China in Print, the Shanghai Rare Book, Photograph & Map Fair, will be replaced by a virtual exhibition.

Virtual Fair

TEFAF Online

01 - 04 November 2020

The 2020 TEFAF New York Fall will be replaced by TEFAF Online, an online fair showcasing 300 masterpieces.

Virtual Fair

Guardian Fine Art Asia Online

20 October - 15 November 2020

The digital platform of the Guardian Fine Art Asia fair.

Virtual Fair

The Virtual San Francisco Map Fair

20 - 24 October 2020

Due to COVID-19 the traditional in-person fair at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts has been canceled until 2021. However, with the advancement and widespread adoption of video conference technology, we are happy to bring the San Francisco Map & Print Fair to you virtually.

Through The Virtual Platform by Collectible Events, Virtual Attendees Will Be Able To…

  • Browse and purchase hundreds of maps and prints from the comfort and safety of you home or office.
  • Connect with dealers via Zoom Video and ask questions about their inventory and collecting in general.
  • Sit in on live presentations by leading map experts from around the world.
  • Watch and listen to pre-recorded and live streamed lectures by members of the California Map Society.
Virtual Fair

Frieze Masters Viewing Room

06 - 15 October 2020

Frieze Masters brings together thousands of
years of art with the world’s leading galleries specialising in
antiquities, Asian art, ethnographic art, illuminated manuscripts,
medieval, modern and post-war art, Old Masters and 19th century, as well
as photography, sculpture and wunderkammer.

The 2020 edition of Frieze Masters is hosted online on Frieze Viewing Room, 9-16 October, alongside Frieze Sculpture in Regent’s Park (5-18 October) and Frieze Week launching on 5 October across London.

Virtual Fair

Amsterdam Virtual Book Fair 2020

30 September - 03 October 2020
Online

The Amsterdam International Antiquarian Book Fair online event to replace the physical fair.

Fair

Salon International du Livre Rare

17 - 19 September 2020
Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris, France

Preview: 17 September 2020, 17:00 to 22:00

Daily: 11:00 to 20:00

The most important antiquarian book fair in France with 150 dealers affiliated with the Ligue Internationale de la Librairie Ancienne (LILA).

Exhibition

Mapping the British Isles

29 November - 20 December 2019
London

A Christmas exhibition dedicated to maps of the British Isles, including the first printed maps of the counties of England and Wales by Saxton; Speed’s county maps from his ‘Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine; and the large scale maps by Bryant and Greenwood, among others.

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Guardian Fine Art Asia

30 October - 03 November 2019
Beijing

Guardian Fine Art Asia is an international art fair in Beijing, organized by Guardian Art Center and Fine Art Asia.

Exhibition

‘Rounded with a sleep’: an exhibition commemorating 400 years since the passing of Shakespeare and Cervantes

14 - 28 April 2016
London

DCRB, in collaboration with Librería Bardón (Madrid) and Stéphane Clavreuil Rare Books (London), brings together maps of Elizabethan England such as a 1583 wall map of England and Wales by Christopher Saxton, with rare works by the two authors, including a first edition of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and a copy of Cervantes’s Don Quixote illustrated by Dalí.

The date of the authors’ passing – 23 April 1616 – inspired the establishing of World Book and Copyright Day by the UNESCO.

Exhibition

Mapping London at the OXO Tower

02 - 13 September 2014
London

As part of the Totally Thames festival, DCRB brings to the Oxo Tower a
fascinating exhibition of maps of London from 1572 to 2013.

Highlights include the first printed plan of London, printed in 1572 by Braun & Hogenberg; Rocque’s grand plan of the city and the country ten miles around in 16 sheets from 1747; Booth’s ‘Poverty map’ depicting the condition and occupation of the people of London in 1889; Beck’s 1933 tube map, the first of its kind; and Simon Patterson’s ‘Saptarishi’ tube map from 2012, which replaces station names with famous personalities of the decade.

Exhibition

Scottish Maps at the Caledonian Club

14 January - 07 February 2013
London

The British Library and DCRB’s exhibition of rare Scottish maps and pamphlets in the Drawing Room of the Caledonian Club, to coincide with Burns’ Night and to help raise awareness for the British Library’s campaign to raise funds to conserve, catalogue and digitize the King’s Topographical Collection.

Exhibition

Mapping London

02 - 23 December 2011
London

A Christmas exhibition exploring London’s rapid development, from the Tudors to the Windsors.

To coincide with the publication of our third catalogue, Mapping London, which can be viewed here.