The Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association was founded in 1974, with just 20 members, in order to provide provincial bookdealers with a shop window in London by holding a regular book fair. A central office was established and staffed in Cambridge during 1986 and five years later the Association purchased its own administrative headquarters in Royston.
Fully computerised since 1988, and with a membership established at over 600, those early days over twenty five years ago seem far away; yet the spirit of the enterprise, co-operation and friendship which emerged amongst those few early fellow-travellers continues to identify today’s Association, for – computers, staff, headquarters and committees notwithstanding – today’s PBFA is still a co-operative organisation, supported and managed voluntarily by its members.
The PBFA website provides a full listing of all the upcoming Fairs with details of exhibitors updated regularly.
This website is one of several sites commissioned for the PBFA’s Book Fairs, designed & maintained by Roddy Newlands at GroBlogs.