Markets & Fairs

Medieval Craft Fair

Unique, handmade, and historically-inspired items to browse and buy, Wednesday 06 and Thursday 07 July

Medieval Craft Fair at IMC 2017

Second-Hand & Antiquarian Bookfair

Browse old, rare, and scholarly books in Esther Simpson Foyer, Monday 04 and Tuesday 05 July

Delegate leafing through the Second-Hand Bookfair at IMC 2017

In addition to the IMC 2022 Bookfair and our events programme, a variety of smaller fairs and markets with more independent stores will be available throughout the Congress.

Meet independent traders, craftspeople, local historians and enthusiasts and find out about their important work locally, nationally, and globally:

Second-Hand and Antiquarian Bookfair
Esther Simpson Building Foyer
Monday 04 July, 08.30-21.00 & Tuesday 05 July, 08.30-16.30

Medieval Craft Fair
University Square
Wednesday 06 July, 10.30-19.00 & Thursday 07 July, 10.30-18.00.

Second-Hand & Antiquarian Bookfair

Our exhibitions and fairs programme includes specialist booksellers, where independent stores showcase second-hand, rare, and scholarly books.

The Second-Hand and Antiquarian Bookfair is open to members of the public.

Esther Simpson Building Foyer

Monday 04 July, 08.30-21.00

Tuesday 05 July, 08.30-16.30

Confirmed booksellers:

Donald Munro BooksAcademic and antiquarian British and European history, archaeology, architecture, and ecclesiology. European vernacular and wooden framed buildings, and Scottish history specialisms. 

Chevin Books – Secondhand Books on all aspects of Medievalism

Salsus Books – Second-hand and rare books, particularly in the field of theology but also selling books on such diverse topics as beekeeping, tribal art, anthropology, Byzantine studies and medieval history.

Unsworth’s Antiquarian Booksellers – Rare and scholarly books on the humanities, with an especially strong enthusiasm for the Middle Ages & Renaissance.

Medieval Craft Fair

The craft fair showcases handmade items using and inspired by medieval craft techniques. Come and see the range of unique items on offer!

The Medieval Craft Fair is open to members of the public.

The craft fair is an outdoor market, on University Square and the precinct outside Leeds University Union and the Refectory.

Wednesday 06 and Thursday 07 July, 10.30-19.00.

Confirmed traders:

Anachronalia – Specialises in stationery and book binding, both modern and inspired by medieval examples.

The Early Music Shop – Independent music shop specialising in Early Music instruments, accessories and printed music.

FiftyEleven – Hand-tooled, lovingly crafted, historically-inspired woodwork and pyrography.

Gemmeus –Handcrafted historical, classical, and revival jewellery, created in sterling silver, gold, and natural gemstones and pearls. Commissions are welcome!

John Hudson Claypotter – Hand-made, accurate reproduction pottery.

Tanya Bentham / Opus Anglicanum – Medieval embroidery kits, greetings cards and tote bags.

Ragnar’s Market – Authentic Viking style jewellery – all handmade in the UK.

Tillerman Beads – Handmade glass beads based on research, museum holdings, and archaeological reports.