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‘Long live York’ is the books cry

09 October 2023

Increased private buying plus overseas trade purchases boost the huge annual extravaganza of the York National Book Fair.

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New PBFA fairs launched and rise in membership create positive vibes in books sector

09 September 2023

The membership figures for the PBFA (Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association) are looking robust with 25 new members in the past 12 months, bringing the total to around 400.

ATG letter: I’m still waiting for fair refund

26 June 2023

I have been shown an article in ATG (No 2586) regarding Richard Cawood, the former organiser of the Antique Home & Vintage Fair that ran at York Racecourse for several years.

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Festival of Vintage returns to York Racecourse

03 April 2023

People watching as well as stall perusing is one of the big attractions of the Festival of Vintage held biannually at York Racecourse.

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Top stories this week including news of dealers seeking refunds after York fair cancellation

02 April 2023

The most viewed stories on this website over the last week included news of dealers attempting to receive a refund for deposits after an event was cancelled.

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Dealers seek refunds after York fair cancellation

27 March 2023

Dealers who had planned to stand at the Antique Home & Vintage Fair in York have been attempting to receive a refund for deposits paid to organiser Richard Cawood after the event was cancelled.

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More like a full English on the menu

20 February 2023

Not only does Paula Duggan run Little English House, a business selling antiques and items created from antique fabrics, she organises an interiors fair in Howden, near York. And she is also opening a shop in the market town.

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Collector interview: Lecturer's lessons in Islamic and Persian art

06 February 2023

Dr Richard Piran McClary is a senior lecturer in Islamic art and architecture in the history of art department at The University of York.

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Stan Green launches fair at York Racecourse

06 February 2023

Racecourse event launched by a veteran fair organiser after demise of one of the fairs at the same venue

York vintage fair future uncertain

09 January 2023

The triannual Antique Home & Vintage Fair organised by Richard Cawood of Antique Fair York was cancelled on January 1 due to “unforeseen circumstances”.

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York bookshop starts new chapter

05 December 2022

News of historic premises being revived, a closure – plus a new outlet starting in Skipton

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York National Book Fair coincides with the ILAB Congress taking place in Oxford

29 August 2022

Visitor numbers are likely to be swelled above the usual 1000 a day at the annual 'York National Book Fair' held at the city’s racecourse on Friday and Saturday, September 9-10.

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Big day out promised at racecourse festival

18 April 2022

York vintage event returns as first to be staged for three years

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Ken Spelman bookshop to close in York

06 December 2021

One of York’s oldest bookshops is closing next year.

The Ryedale Roman Bronzes

Yorkshire Museum buys Ryedale Roman Bronzes from London dealer with help from wealthy donor

15 October 2021

A hoard of Roman bronzes discovered by metal detectors and sold at auction by Hansons in May has been sold to the Yorkshire Museum.

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Pantastic poster on offer at York National Book Fair

06 September 2021

This poster was used in the promotion of the first-ever stage production of Peter Pan.

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Book fair returns as some turn from New York to old

30 August 2021

According to the Booksellers Association, more than 60 bookshops opened in the UK and Ireland over the past 18 months, reflecting the rediscovery by many people of the pleasure of books during the pandemic despite the increase in online shopping.

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Sign up for York attractions

14 June 2021

The annual York River Art Market is running every Saturday from June 26 to the end of August with 30-plus artists and designers selling their work.

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Snuff box bidding battle in York

15 March 2021

This George III silver table snuff box by Phipps and Robinson, London 1814, is engraved to the cover with a plan of the battle of Talavera in the Peninsular War.

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More than a nod to online

30 November 2020

James Waggott of The Antiques Centre York is a happy chap.