Oldbridge and Dublin Book Fairs

Oldbridge Country Fair

Saturday, 29th June – Boyne Centre, Oldbridge, Drogheda, Co Meath (Exit 9 on MI or via Donore Village.)
Doors open  12pm to 5pm.
Admission Free

As well as Book Sellers there will also be Craft and Food Marquees, Mobile Farm, Face Painting.

Dublin City Book Fair

Sunday 30th June – Tara Towers Hotel
Doors Open 11am – 5 pm.
Admission €2.00.

The last Book Fair before the summer break takes place this Sunday so don’t miss out as  this is the last Book Fair before we resume in September.   We have two new dealers who have not  exhibited  before  in Ireland and we expect they will have some fine items for your delectation. We will also have a bookbinder exhibiting and this could be an opportunity to get that old item re-bound for the next generation or two.

Listed below are some of the rarer items on show and for sale:-

Reproduction Maps of Dublin:-

Old maps hold a fascination not only for the academic historian or geographer but for people of all walks of life. Here is an opportunity to purchase at a reasonable price map reproductions  covering the major towns in Ireland dating back to the early 1900’s On sale also will be a number of County Maps dating back to the 1800’s including County map of Dublin by John Rocque 1760

Dublin Bookbrowsers have on offer:-

Specially designed Colm O Lochlainn Three Candles Press Christmas Card for the Irish Embassy in Paris with Superb Woodcut of Fishermen in County Kerry; an autograph book with numerous autographs including Ted Kennedy’s & Bing Crosby’s; Walker’s Historical Memoirs of the Irish Bards(1818); and the usual unbeatable bargain books for every taste. 

Dublin hand bookbinder Phil Furlong will be in attendance, displaying samples of his craft and giving advice on book restoration.

As a specialist in bookbinding and book repair over many years, he takes great pride in “bringing old or battered books back to life”.

Using only traditional methods and materials, his approach is conservation-minded and  non-destructive. This means that when repairing any book his aim is to preserve as much of the original book material as possible.

James Howell Rare Books has  a Louis Wain framed item and some Cuala Press items .

There will as well be many thousands of books to suit every taste and pocket. The Book Fair is disability friendly, no steps and children are welcome, accompanied by adult. Any queries call Mob. 087-2567908. Looking forward to seeing all on Sunday.

Eddie and Kay Murphy, lyonshillbooks@eircom.net

Barbara and Jack O’Connell, schullbooks@eircom.net Jim Vallely,   craobh@btinternet.com