Fairs and Exhibitions

Medieval Craft Fair

Unique, handmade, and historically-inspired items

Medieval Craft Fair at IMC 2017

Second-Hand & Antiquarian Bookfair

Browse old, rare, and scholarly books

Delegate leafing through the Second-Hand Bookfair at IMC 2017

Historical & Archaeological Societies Fair

Meet societies working to preserve local and UK national history

Historical & Archaeological Societies Fair at IMC 2017

In addition to the main IMC Bookfair and our busy events programme, a variety of smaller fairs will take place throughout the IMC. Meet independent traders, craftspeople, local historians and enthusiasts – and maybe even take home some mementos of your stay in Leeds.

Second-Hand & Antiquarian Bookfair

Leeds University Union: Foyer

Sunday 16.00-21.00, Monday 08.00-19.00, Tuesday 08.00-17.00

Our exhibitions and fairs programme opens with a three-day specialist bookfair, where independent booksellers will bring second-hand, rare, and scholarly books.

Confirmed booksellers:

Bennett & Kerr Books – Old, rare, and scholarly books on medieval studies.

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

Matthew Butler Books – Medieval history, architectural history, and archaeology books.

Northern Herald Books – Scholarly books on medieval studies with general economic and social history.

Pen to Press – Bookish goods from manuscripts and print.

Pinwell Books – Main interests on all aspects of the Middle Ages.

Salsus Books – A large stock of academic books, including medieval and Byzantine studies.

Unsworth’s Antiquarian Booksellers – Rare and scholarly books on the humanities, with an antiquarian focus on early printing, classical antiquity, the Middle Ages & Renaissance, and British history and topography.

Medieval Craft Fair

Leeds University Union: Foyer

Wednesday 10.30-19.30, Thursday 10.30-18.00

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

Confirmed traders:

Anachronalia – Accessories and hand-bound books inspired by the past, present, and possible futures.

Bespoke Pewter  – Pewter badges and dress accessories.

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.

Hare and Tabor – T shirts, textiles, and cards celebrating folklore and history.

History in the Making – Oak furniture and woodwork. Handmade wirework jewellery.

Hudson Clay Potter – Accurate reproduction pottery.

Marginalia Paraphernalia – Medieval manuscript-inspired jewellery, stationery, and other handmade curiosities.

The Mulberry Dyer – Naturally dyed fibres, yarn, and cloth, as well as small textile tools and related items.

Pen to Press – Bookish goods from manuscripts and print.

Pretender to the Throne – Historically-inspired ceramics and prints.

Tanya Bentham / Opus Anglicanum – Embroidery kits and related items.

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

Viking Agenda – Viking inspired jewellery and office supplies.

Historical & Archaeological Societies Fair

University Square: The Marquee
Thursday, 10.30-18.00

Scheduled to coincide with ‘Making Leeds Medieval’, the Historical and Archaeological Societies Fair offers delegates the unique opportunity to discover independent groups who are actively involved in preserving local and national history in the UK.

Confirmed organisations:

Battle of Fulford Tapestry – Using the iconography of the Bayeux Tapestry, the Battle of Fulford Tapestry uses authentic materials to commemorate the first battle of 1066 against the Norse invasion.

The Battle Tapestry Project, 1066-1115 – A full size (3m) replica of the Battle Tapestry, which depicts how the town of Battle might have developed after the Battle of Hastings, with information about, and books published by, the Battle and District Historical Society.

Leeds Symposium on Food History: An organised annual symposium on a variety of subjects relating to food history and traditions, and have published many of the resulting papers.

Thoresby Society, The Historical Society for Leeds & District – The Thoresby Society publishes original research on aspects of Leeds history and will be displaying copies of its publications, particularly those relating to Kirkstall Abbey and the Manor of Leeds.

West Yorkshire Archive Service: The West Yorkshire Archive Service collects and looks after the unique documentary heritage of the region, and helps members of the public use and enjoy these records. It collects and preserves the heritage of the region from 12th century to the present day.

Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society – The Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society exists to promote the study of Yorkshire’s past and promotes the study of its history through events, lectures, and outings. It publishes the Yorkshire Archaeological Journal annually, as well as a Record Series, and volumes such as the Wakefield Court Rolls.

Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group – The study, recording, and documentation of vernacular buildings in Yorkshire.