Thirteen booksellers exhibiting for sale antiquarian, out-of-print, collectable and general secondhand books, maps and ephemera.
First held in 1987 at Hoghton Village Hall and known as the South Ribble Book Fair, the event in its early years was organised by David Winters, Murray Winters and Simon Heron of The Bookhouse on Fylde Road, Preston. By 1998 however, with The Bookhouse now closed and the partners moving onto other ventures, we were asked to take on the management of the fair.
Traditionally held in July, the book fair has continued uninterrupted for over thirty years. Inevitably, the fair has seen many people come and go…some sadly missed; however, gradual change over the years has kept the fair the same as ever and it remains popular with exhibitors and customers alike – indeed some even claim to have been to every one… Fine weather usually rewards us a game of cricket to watch during the afternoon lull when local teams take to the adjacent pitch, although there have been years where matches have been severely rained off!
The 33rd Hoghton Book Fair will be held Saturday, 13th July 2019.