Monthly Book Fair held on the First Sunday of Every Month at Churchdown Community Centre in the village of Churchdown in Gloucestershire. 1000s of quality second-hand & antiquarian books for sale from up to 30 dealers.
Here are the dates and details of the remaining fairs for 2022
Churchdown Bookfair is Gloucestershire’s longest established Book Fair
Held on the First Sunday of Every Month at Churchdown Community Centre in the village of Churchdown in Gloucestershire. 1000s of quality second-hand & antiquarian books for sale from around 20 dealers.
Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Road, Churchdown, Glos GL3 2JH Location Map
Sunday 3rd July – next fair
Sunday 7th August
Sunday 4th September
Sunday 2nd October
Sunday 6th November
Sunday 4th December
10.00 am – 3.30 pm. Admission 50p. Trade – free with card from 9.30 am.
Free on site parking, very easy loading, good disabled access. Well signposted.
We are pleased to announce that refreshments are once again being provided at the fair. Our new caterers are Ann and Natalie.
Further details and all enquiries: Terry Sims 01452 546879 e-mail
Churchdown Book Fair, which last took place in October 2020, resumed on 1st May 2022. 18 dealers gathered, eager to do business face to face with the general public. Many regular customers returned to look for those elusive titles and to meet up with friends over tea and coffee. We are pleased to report that further refreshments will be available in June, provided by Ann and Natalie.
Churchdown has always been a very friendly fair and certainly this fair had a ‘feel good’ atmosphere as before. Encouraging numbers of both trade and private customers attended and seemed very positive and pleased with the result. A good fair enjoyed by all, and we look forward to seeing you again at the next fair on Sunday 5th June!
The next Churchdown Book Fair will be on 1st May 2022. There will be no fair in February because the Churchdown Community Centre is still being used as a Booster Vaccination centre. Unfortunately there were also issues with the booking system at the hall which meant that the March and April dates were no longer available to us.
This week, the government announced an expansion to the booster programme due to the emergence of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19. This means that the NHS will need to continue using Churchdown Community Centre as a vaccination centre for the foreseeable future.
An unfortunate consequence of this is that they have had to cancel events booked at the Centre in the New Year including the Churchdown Book Fair which was due to be held on Sunday 2nd January 2022.
We know you will all understand the importance of the booster campaign but nevertheless will feel disappointed not to be coming to the fair in January. We will keep you informed of any developments and will of course restart the fair as soon as we are able.
Thank-you for your understanding. In the meantime we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a peaceful and safe Christmas and New Year.
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.
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.