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

Inprint

Keith Ayliffe

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Thank-you!

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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List of Dealers attending Churchdown Book Fair on Sunday 6th September 2020

We’re very excited about Churchdown Book Fair this weekend, so we thought we’d let you know which dealers 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

Ed Bailey

Gerard Brookes

Invicta Books

Michael Lee Postcards

Chris Moore

R and R Books

Stephen Rench

Salsus Books

Nick Thorne

Longfields Hospice

Courtyard Books

Keith Ayliffe

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Good news at last! Churchdown Book Fair 6th September 2020

carrying piles of books 3Good news at last! The next Churchdown Book Fair will be held on Sunday 6th September 2020. Churchdown Community Centre have been working with the fair organiser Terry Sims to make sure the venue is safe for the event to be take place.

Social distancing measures will be in place which will mean that the fair may look and feel a little different but these will ensure a safe environment for dealers and visitors alike. There will be hand sanitiser available on entry and visitors will be asked to wear their masks (unless exempt). You may also be asked by particular stall holders to apply hand sanitiser before handling any of their stock.

Unfortunately there will be no refreshments

If anyone who is considering coming to the fair has any concerns or questions Terry Sims would be happy to hear from you. His contact details are in the ‘Dates and Details for 2020‘ section of the website.

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Keeping in Touch

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This is an update on the current situation as of 29th July regarding the Chuchdown Book Fair.

Although there will be no Churchdown Book Fair in August, Churchdown Community Centre is currently looking at how they are going to reopen and going through the risk assessment process to ensure events can take place safely.

This means that we may have news of when the Book Fair will be able to take place again before too long – so ‘watch this space’ as the saying goes.

In the meantime, in case you’re all missing your monthly fix, we thought we’d let you know that some of our bookdealers are still selling online at the moment.

Clicking on each of the links below will take you directly to their online listings. If you want to know more about any of the dealers check out this list of the Bookdealers who regularly stand at the fair.

Why not sit down with a cup of coffee and a piece of cake and browse through some of their books:

Chris Baron

C. R. Moore

Gerard Brookes

Michael Quick

R and R Books

Stephen Rench

Lavender Fields Books

Richard Frost

Ed Bailey sells from his Book Room on the top floor of Tara Antiques in Stow on the Wold

As the easing of the lockdown progresses there may well be more of our dealers who are able to trade online again, so keep checking back for updates.

We hope you are all keeping safe and well and look forward to seeing you again at the fair in the not too distant future. If you need to get in touch our details are in ‘Dates and Details for 2020’ link at the top of the page. Best wishes, Terry and Jane Sims.

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Churchdown Book Fair – Notice

Next Fair – the book fair is suspended until further notice so there will be no fair on April 5th.

We hope to be back later in the year. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified of any updates.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas to all customers and stallholders. Terry and Jane Sims would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy, healthy New Year and 2020.

We look forward to seeing you all at the next fair which is on Sunday 5th January 2020.

Here are all the details for the Book Fairs in 2020: Dates and details for 2020

 

 

 

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