Firsts is one of the largest art book fairs in the world and it has been taking place in London for more than 60 years. It truly is a celebration of old and rare books. Thus, London’s Rare book fair attracts annually over 150 leading galleries from around the UK and further afield. Collectors, art professionals, curators and other enthusiasts can discover and purchase a wide range of artworks. Indeed, there are medieval manuscripts, signed books, first editions, original prints, among many others. Specialists and experts attend this 3-day fair, many of whom are available to discuss their passion with the public. Additionnally, a range of workshops, such as bookbinding sessions, is available and there are live displays to watch too. Firsts is the only art fair taking place annually in London that is dedicated to books.

Firsts 2021


Battersea Evolution
Queenstown Road
London SW8 4NW
United Kingdom

Opening hours

21 May: 12pm – 9pm
22 May: 11am – 7pm
23 May: 11am – 5pm

Entrance Fee

General Admission: TBA



Art Periods



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