Churchdown Book Fair 2021 Update

We’re so sorry to bring disappointing news but we’ve now been told that we are unable to book the Churchdown Community Centre for what would have been the final two book fairs of 2021, November and December.

This is due to the ongoing booster vaccination programme.

We will hope that we will be able to resume the book fair in 2022 and will bring you any news when we can.

Please do keep in touch in the meantime and we hope to see you all again soon.

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Churchdown Book Fair News

Well there finally seems to be a glimmer of light on the horizon to herald the return of Churchdown Book Fair!

As you know the Community Centre has been used as a vaccination centre for the last few months, but through various communications with the management there was an indication that we would be able to book in for September. Sadly this has not been possible and the Centre will now be used for booster shots over the next two months.

We have now been provisionally booked in for the first Sunday in November (7th) and will be keeping our fingers crossed that this will be confirmed nearer the date.

We are very grateful for the continuing support of our customers and dealers and hopefully will be able to see you all in November.

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Churchdown Book Fair – the current situation

As you know, the Churchdown Community Centre is still currently being used as a Covid Vaccination Centre which means that there will be no Churchdown Book Fair in August. The manager has indicated that it may be possible to hold the fair in September but this won’t be decided for a week or so yet, so we will just have to keep our fingers crossed. Of course we will let you all know as soon as we have any more positive news on this front.

We have been asked about using another venue for the fair while the Community Centre is closed for events. This is something we looked into around the time that the lockdown ended. We did explore other possibilities including a kind offer from a nearby club. Unfortunately we didn’t find anything suitable. The Community Centre is perfect for the fair because of it’s size, location, ease of access for both the dealers and the visitors and also their great facilities. We are looking forward to eventually re-starting the fair there and hope it won’t be long.

Thank-you all for your patience.

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Churchdown Book Fairs during 2021

We hope you are all keeping safe and well and still have plenty of books to read.

We are looking forward to seeing you again later in the year when we are able to resume the monthly book fairs. We have had several enquiries as to when that might be, but unfortunately we are not able to set a firm date for when this will be possible. Thank-you all for your patience and understanding.

As you may know, the Churchdown Community Centre is currently being used as a Covid Vaccination Centre serving the population of Churchdown, Brockworth, Longlevens, Hucclecote, Aspen and Alney. This means the hall will not be used for other bookings while the vaccination programme is ongoing at the venue.

As soon as we have any further news about the Book Fair we will, of course, keep you all updated.

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Seasons Greetings to all our customers

Terry and Jane would like to wish all our customers a safe and peaceful Christmas and a happier 2021

As you know, the last two fairs of 2020 unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus pandemic and the safety of our customers and book dealers.

There will now be no fair in either January or February 2021. We will be looking at the situation again as far as the March fair is concerned and will let everyone know whether that can go ahead nearer the time.

2020 has been a difficult year for us all and we would like to thank-you for your support and patience.

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CANCELLED – December Churchdown Book Fair

Regretfully we have taken the decision to cancel the December Book Fair which was due to be held on Sunday 6th December at the Churchdown Community Centre.

It was felt in the current circumstances that it would be unwise to hold the fair given that Gloucestershire is now in Tier 2. The advice is to avoid all unnecessary travel and many of our book dealers and customers come from other areas or fall into vulnerable categories.

Please continue to support the book dealers who attend the fair. You can find all their details here

We will be posting regular updates to keep everyone informed about future fairs. We also send out emails through our newsletter so if you haven’t already done so please sign up for this using the link on the right hand side.

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CANCELLED – November Churchdown Book Fair

With regret, we have had to cancel the November Book Fair which was due to take place at Churchdown Community Centre on 1st November 2020.

A combination of circumstances has meant that there are not enough dealers able to attend to make the event viable.

It is hoped that the fair on December 6th can still go ahead. We will be posting regular updates to keep everyone informed.

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Phill Robbins

We are very sad to announce that Phill Robbins, one of our longstanding book dealers, has died. He had been in ill-health, borne with fortitude and humour, for a number of years. His health had deteriorated over the last few months and he died on Sunday 18th October.

Terry and Jane would like to send their condolences to his wife Jane and also to their family. Although he hadn’t had a stall at the fair for a number of years he was a regular visitor and will be greatly missed.

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List of Dealers attending Churchdown Book Fair on Sunday 4th October 2020

We’re looking forward to seeing you all at Churchdown Book Fair this weekend.

Click here for all the details of the fair

Here’s a list of the dealers who will be there. Do contact them if you’d like them to bring something particular with them. Click on their name to link to their contact details:

Terry Sims (organiser)

Lavender Fields Books

Gerard Brookes

Invicta Books

Michael Lee Postcards

Chris Moore

R and R Books

Salsus Books

Nick Thorne

Longfields Hospice

Courtyard Books


Keith Ayliffe

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We just wanted to say a big thank-you to everyone who came along to the Churchdown Book Fair on the 6th September. We’d also like to thank the dealers who attended. It was a great day with lots of socially distanced book browsing & buying! We really appreciate everyone’s support and it was lovely to hear that you’d missed us!

The next fair is on Sunday October 4th. For more information see Dates and Details for 2020

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