Or how to get the most out of your visit to The Small Publishers Fair

“…as essential a part of autumn in London as Halloween and Guy Fawkes.”

Writer and Small Publishers Fair regular, Andrew Ray

OPENING TIMES
11am to 7pm, Friday 15 and Saturday 16 November 2019

PLAN YOUR VISIT
Download our 20 page programme below, or pick up a printed version at the Fair for note-taking and to keep for future reference.

Click here for short descriptions of 2019 publishers plus images and website links, here for our readings programme, and here for information on this year’s exhibition: Test Centre: Through the Archives.

TRAVEL AND LOCATION

Address Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

Map Googlemaps

Tube
Five minutes walk from Holborn tube. (Exit tube station High Holborn (A40). Cross the road and walk right. First left (Procter Street, continuation of A40). Red Lion Square can be seen just across the road.

Bike
Docking stations on Red Lion Square, Red Lion Street, Southampton Place and Theobold Road. Bike stands next to Conway Hall.

Bus
Red Lion Square Stop J: buses 98, N98
(1 minute’s walk)

Procter Street Stop H: buses 8, 521, N8, N25, N242
(1 minute’s walk across Red Lion Square)

Theobalds Road Stop A: buses 19, 38, 55, 243, N19, N38, N41, N55 (2 minutes walk via Red Lion Street and Lamb’s Conduit Passage)

ACCESS
Level access in the main hall, Brockway Room and toilets. Steps to stage where the exhibition is located.
Disabled toilets. Baby changing facilities. Buggy storage – ask at reception.

PAYING FOR BOOKS AT THE FAIR

By mobile phone

Some publishers accept payment by Paypal and other mobile payment apps.

Nearest cash machines
3 mins to Lloyds Bank and Barclays on Southampton Row. (Exit Conway Hall on to Theobalds Road. Turn left. Southampton Row is the next major road. You can see the banks from the junction.)

FOOD AND DRINK

THE HIVE, Conway Hall
Special Fair opening hours: Friday 9am to 7pm, Saturday 9am to 6.30pm
In the entrance foyer at Conway Hall. Hot and cold drinks, cakes and pastries, sandwiches and salads.

SPECIAL OFFER for Small Publishers Fair: tea £1, filter coffee £1.50.
All other hot drinks 10% if you bring a re-usable cup (keepcup).

for the Fair: tea £1, filter coffee £1.50.
All other hot drinks 10% if you bring a re-usable cup (keepcup).

The Dolphin Tavern, 44 Red Lion Street, WC1R 4PF, 1 min
Convivial local, where you’ll often Fair participants taking a break over a pint.

Many good options available on nearby Red Lion and Conduit Streets.

Exterior view of Conway Hall, where the Fair takes place.
Conway Hall, nestled in the corner of Red Lion Square. Photo Jeremy Dixon
The sign outside Conway Hall.
Conway Hall sign. Photo Caspar Evans
Photograph of the Moschatel Press table at Small Publishers Fair 2018. Many books, pamphlets and someone reading one of the small books.
Moschatel Press table, Small Publishers Fair 2018. Photo Caspar Evans

“…the Fair found its true home at Conway Hall, in Red Lion Square, where writerly Bloomsbury meets printerly Holborn.”

John Bevis Construction, Storage, Despatch Coracle Press 2015