Book fair comes to Clitheroe

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BOOKWORMS are in for a treat next weekend when the annual Clitheroe Bookfair comes to the St Mary’s Centre, in Church Street.

Taking place on Saturday, March 3rd, from 10 a.m. to 4-30 p.m., the Antiquarian and Out-Of-Print Bookfair will offer a range of volumes, with exper advice on hand.

People are also invited to take along their own books for a free valuation by professional antiquarian booksellers. Specialist dealers in a range of fields, including antiquarian, fine bindings, children’s books, Lancashire local history, crime fiction, literature, natural history, illustrated and military, will be sharing their knowledge with visitors at the event, organised by the country’s biggest antiquarian trade association – the PBFA.

Organiser Neil Summersgill said: “Our members are experts in a wide variety of areas and the Clitheroe fair will be a chance for people to bring along books and manuscripts for a free valuation by knowledgeable specialists.

“The internet might still be handy for buying and selling books, but people like the reassurance of dealing with experienced sellers face-to-face. We keep hearing about the impending demise of books, but it is a fact that the best books in most categories not only provide their owners with lasting pleasure, but a shrewd investment as well.

“Demand for good quality books is as high as it’s ever been and visitors to our fair will be able to browse, handle and buy books, prints and maps, from £1 to £1,000 and above.”

Details of other PBFA bookfairs throughout the country can be found on the website at www.pbfa.org