Publishers Bookfair

Bringing together publishers and editors with authors and readers, in a virtual exhibition and series of publisher events.

Buying books at the IMC 2017 Bookfair

Medieval Craft Fair and Second-Hand & Antiquarian Bookfair

Promote your historically-inspired designs, rare and second-hand books to medievalists.

Handmade books at the IMC 2018 Medieval Craft Fair

Advertising & Sponsorship

Promote your brand to a large, knowledgeable audience.

Delegates wearing sponsored lanyards at the IMC 2018 Bookfair

Historical & Archaeological Societies Fair

Enabling societies to connect with researchers and share your work.

Historical and Archaeological Societies Fair at the International Medieval Congress

IMC 2021 update

IMC 2021 will be a virtual event which will take place wholly online between Monday 5 July and  Friday 9 July 2021.

This difficult decision was taken following consultation with senior management here at the University of Leeds, as well as the IMC Programming and Steering Committees, and as a result of the various restrictions in place in many parts of the world to manage the spread of coronavirus. This means that IMC 2021 will be held virtually and not in-person. The virtual event will take place between Monday 5 – Friday 9 July 2021 and will be wholly online with no face-to-face activity in Leeds. For more details please see the news story here.

Opportunities for exhibitors and sponsors will build on the offering at last year’s virtual congress. More details will be added to this pages as our plans develop.

In the meantime, to register your interest or for more details, please contact

Exhibiting at the IMC

Whether you are a publisher, craftsperson, historical society, bookseller, living history group, heritage organisation or performer, the IMC provides a wide range of opportunities to connect and share your work with researchers and the general public.

Over 3000 delegates registered to attend the virtual IMC in July 2020. Over 30 publishers from all over the world took featured in our virtual bookfair bringing the latest titles, special offers, and fringe events, including book launches and opportunities to meet editors. The Bookfair proved popular as ever, with huge engagement on the app from attendees: 12,000 views of the Bookfair page in the app, driven no doubt by the exclusive IMC offers for our delegates!

We were also delighted to welcome around 20 second-hand and antiquarian booksellers, craft stalls, and local and national historical and archaeological organisations to our virtual marketplace.

Details of how exhibitors, sponsors and advertisers can get involved in IMC 2021, 5-9 July 2021 will be posted as our plans develop.

For more information please email

IMC Bookfair

The International Medieval Congress Bookfair will be returning as a virtual exhibit in 2021.

More details to follow.

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Sponsorships and Advertising

Advertising with the IMC offers access to a large specialist audience, through the IMC programme. We also offer bespoke sponsorship opportunities to promote your brand to our delegates.

Plans are in development for other advertising and sponsorship opportunities at IMC 2021 – more details to follow.

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Receptions and fringe event

Promote your company, institution, or project with an informal evening reception or fringe event. This offer is being developed based on our varied and successful fringe evet programme at vIMC 2020. More details to follow.

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Medieval Craft Fair

We are reviewing our virtual market place based on feedback from vIMc 2021. More information to follow as plans progress.

Second-Hand & Antiquarian Bookfair

We are reviewing our virtual market place based on feedback from vIMc 2021. More information to follow as plans progress.

Performances, Workshops, and Events

If you have an idea for our lively events programme, you will need to submit a proposal by email. Include as much information as possible, including the number of performers and the space, time and special equipment required.


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