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

Virtual IMC 2020, 6-10 July 2020

Following the cancellation of the in-person IMC 2020, we are pleased to announce our first virtual International Medieval Congress.

Drawing medievalists from around the world, virtual IMC 2020 is our first foray into the world of virtual conferencing. With over 500 speakers across 5 days, as well as virtual exhibitions, book and craft fairs, socialising and networking opportunities aplenty, we hope to bring 1000+ delegates together through this alternative to the in-person Congress.

Opportunities for exhibitors and sponsors include listings on the vIMC webpages and in the virtual exhibitions on our dedicated event app, in-app e-flyers and the opportunity to host an event as part of our fringe programme.

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 meet and share your work with researchers and the general public.

In 2019 over 2,800 people from around 59 countries registered for the IMC, with many of our events and all of our fairs also open to the community. We mailed more than 2,200 copies of our printed programme to delegates and institutions across the globe.

Details of how exhibitors, sponsors and advertisers can get involved in IMC 2021, 5-8 July 2021 will be posted in Autumn 2020. In the meantime please use the details given below for guidance.

For more information please email

IMC Bookfair

The International Medieval Congress Bookfair takes place in the iconic Parkinson Building at the
University of Leeds.

Please read our terms and conditions for booking an Exhibition space in our Bookfair.

Download Bookfair & Advertising Information Pack

Request a booking form

Sponsorships and Advertising

Advertising with the IMC offers access to a large specialist audience, through the IMC printed programme book or inserts in the programme mailout and IMC registration packs. We also offer bespoke sponsorship opportunities to promote your brand to our delegates.

Download Advertising & Sponsorship Information Pack


Promote your company, institution, or project with an informal evening reception, where you can meet and network with delegates over drinks and nibbles. Room bookings are free, subject to a minimum catering order.

Download Reception Information Pack

Medieval Craft Fair and Making Leeds Medieval

Display and sell your historically-inspired designs at our Medieval Craft Fair – and stay around during our biggest public event, Making Leeds Medieval.

Download Craft Fair & Making Leeds Medieval Information Pack

Second-Hand & Antiquarian Bookfair

Bring your collections of used and rare books to a knowledgeable audience. Options are available to exhibit for two or three days.

Download Second-Hand & Antiquarian Bookfair Information Pack

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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