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Markets & Fairs

In addition to the IMC 2024 Bookfair and our events programme, a variety of smaller fairs and markets with more independent stores take place throughout the Congress where attendees and members of the public can meet independent traders, craftspeople, local historians and enthusiasts and find out about their important work locally, nationally, and globally.

The IMC Souvenir stand will be open throughout the times listed below for delegates who have pre-ordered souvenir items to collect their orders. Delegates may also browse the stall for a memento of their time in Leeds!

Second-Hand and Antiquarian Bookfair

Leeds University Union Building: Foyer
Sunday 30 June: 16.00-21.00, Monday 01 July: 08.30-19.00  & Tuesday 02 July, 08.00-17.00

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 also open to members of the public.

Further exhibitors will be announced in due course.

Confirmed booksellers:

  • Matthew Butler Books - Medieval history, architectural history, and archaeology books.
  • Salsus Books - A large stock of academic books, including medieval history, particularly Byzantine studies and liturgy
  • Unsworth’s Antiquarian Booksellers – Rare and scholarly books on the humanities, with an especially strong enthusiasm for the Middle Ages & Renaissance.

Medieval Craft Fair

University Square & Leeds University Union Building: Foyer
Wednesday 03 July, 10.30-19.00 & Thursday 04 July, 10.30-18.00.

The craft fair showcases handmade items using and inspired by medieval craft techniques. Come and see the range of unique items on offer!  The craft fair is an outdoor market, on University Square and the precinct outside Leeds University Union and the Refectory. The Medieval Craft Fair is also open to members of the public.

Further exhibitors will be announced in due course.

Confirmed Craft Fair Traders:

  • Anachronalia – Specialises in stationery and book binding, both modern and inspired by medieval examples.
  • FiftyEleven – Hand-tooled, lovingly crafted, historically-inspired woodwork and pyrography.
  • Hudson Clay-Potter - Accurate reproduction pottery.
  • Tanya Bentham / Opus Anglicanum – Medieval embroidery kits, greetings cards and tote bags.
  • Pretender to the Throne - Home of limited edition historically inspired ceramics and textiles.

Historical And Archaeological Societies Fair

Leeds University Union Building: Foyer
Thursday 04 July, 10.30-18.00.

An opportunity to meet with independent groups who are dedicated to preserving local and national historical and archaeological heritage. Also open to members of the public

Confirmed Historical & Archaeological Society Exhibitors:

Other exhibitors to be announced shortly.