Literary events at recent fairs:
Children's Story Time 11am with "Auntie" Jeanette
Family Stories with
Poetry at The Fair Open mic poetry
Book signings by a wide variety of authors
Chance to play Bookchase, a new literary board game...
Book binding demonstration with Jacquiline Arscott
West Kent Book Fair
Old Big School hall, Tonbridge School, High Street, Tonbridge, TN10 3AB
Fair currently still under review
Feedback would be welcomed.
-Up to 30 booksellers from all over the South East
-Thousands of rare and collectable books on every subject imaginable; many bargains
Enquiries to Mr. Books, Tonbridge 01732 363000
See details and directions below
Regular Book Fairs Mr. Books exhibits at:
Bloomsbury Book Fair at the Royal National Hotel; Farnham Book Fair in The Maltings; plus very occasionally smaller local fairs such as Otford, Tunbridge Wells and Lewes.
How to find Tonbridge School for the fair and lit fest:
Follow the A21 South towards Hastings, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge; take the Weald/Sevenoaks/Hildenborough turn off onto the B245 and continue through Hildenborough and on to Tonbridge. You will see the entrance to Tonbridge School on the right before you arrive at the main traffic lights at the junction with Shipbourne Road and the High Street. Drive in here and park around the back of the School where you'll find plenty of parking; then walk through the archway and turn right for Old Big School, there will be signs out to guide you in once you are on the school grounds. Exhibiting sellers can park at the front by driving through the High Street entrance; drive in the main gate between the two boars heads.
Drive/walk all the way through Tonbridge High Street, (left out of the railway station if you are coming by train) over the town bridge, past the Castle on your left, straight over the traffic lights with the Ivy House pub on your right, Tonbridge School is less than 100 yards on your left; through the Boars Heads main gate or, if driving, continue to next traffic lights and turn left towards Hildenborough and Sevenoaks; soon after turning you'll see the main gate to the school on your left; drive in and follow road around the back of the school, where you'll find plenty of parking, then walk through the archway and turn right for Old Big School, there will be signs out to guide you in once you are on the school grounds.
Some pics from past Tonbridge fairs