Upcoming Fairs - Autumn 2017

We're delighted to announce that Alembic Rare Books will be exhibiting at two major book fairs in the coming weeks. This is a great opportunity to see our stock in person, so let us know if there's something specific you'd like us to bring. Continue below for details and free tickets.

INK Fair London is one of Britain's newest and most exciting rare book and art events. Around thirty of the country's leading dealers will be exhibiting at 2 Temple Place, a beautiful Gothic mansion on the Embankment. We have a limited number of free tickets available for the champagne reception on opening night, simply reply to this email to request one. Or follow this link for free general admission tickets.

Dates & Times

Champagne Reception
25th October 17.00-21.00

General Opening Times
26th October 11.00-20.00
27th October 11.00-18.00


The Chelsea Book Fair

We're also exhibiting for the first time at the Chelsea Book Fair, one of the liveliest and most accessible rare book events in the capital. Held each autumn in the historic Chelsea Old Town Hall, the Fair brings together more than 80 exhibitors specialising in antique books, first editions, maps, prints, and manuscripts from all over the world. It's a great opportunity for Christmas shopping, and there will be introductory guided tours for those new to book collecting. Entry is free!
Dates & Times

3rd November 14.00-19.00
4th November 11.00-17.00


While you're here, have a look at our recent acquisitions. Lots of interesting items are coming in, like this 1917 Art Nouveau-style perfume and beauty catalogue, which we will be exhibiting at both fairs.

Laura Massey
Laura Massey


Alembic founder Laura Massey holds a bachelor's degree in the history of science from Georgia Tech and a master's in book history (focusing on medieval and early modern scientific and medical books,) from the Institute of English Studies at the University of London. She has worked as a cataloguer, bookseller, and blogger in libraries and bookshops in the United States and Britain.

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