Quaritch at Firsts

In just a few short weeks Bernard Quaritch Ltd will be returning to the Saatchi Gallery for Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair 2024. One of the most popular and prestigious rare book fairs in the world, Firsts is the the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association’s premier annual fair, showcasing unique and unusual items from over 100 leading UK and international dealers.  Spread across three floors of the Saatchi Gallery in the heart of Chelsea, booksellers of old and rare books, manuscripts, ephemera, maps and more will be bringing the very best of their stock, offering visitors the chance to see some of the rarest and most unique books available.

The theme of this year’s fair will be ‘The Art of the Book’ and promises to bring together the best the market has to offer, celebrating books as an artform in their own right, and providing an exceptional demonstration of the book as art and the art of the book.

We hope to see many of you at the fair, where we will be at stand I69 on the first floor. For those who will be able to attend, details of opening times are below. Please note that the champagne reception on Thursday evening is by invitation only, so if you wish to attend then please do get in touch. For those who won’t be at the fair, keep your eyes peeled for our list of highlights – you can sign up to here in order to be the first to receive it.



Thursday 16 May: 17:00-21:00 (preview)

Friday 17 May: 11:00-20:00

Saturday 18 May: 11:00-18:00

Sunday 19 May: 11:00-17:00

For tickets, please get in touch.


Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London SW3 4RY

Catch the District or Circle lines to Sloane Square station and Saatchi Gallery is right outside the station.

11, 19, 22, 49, 211, 319 (King’s Road)
11, 137, 211 (Lower Sloane Street)

The nearest mainline railway station is Victoria. It’s 10-12 minutes’ walk to Saatchi Gallery.

For access information, please visit the fair website here