Victoria Baths is to host its first ever Book Fair this Sunday 1st June.

The pop-up event will be piled high with second hand books, vinyl, collectables, memorabilia, antiques, objects d’art, retro and vintage and over thirty stalls will feature at the fair, which takes place to co-incide with the Baths open day, providing a really interesting addition for visitors.

The event is organised by Smith Brothers’ Fairs, whose reputation has been built upon the quality of the collectables they attract. John Smith says, “It’s all about the buzz for us, Sunday will be a hotbed of trading, with something there for everybody.”

This hotbed includes The Brown Bowler’s Emporium, which will be presenting the UK’s first ‘Swamtique Shop’ offering the public a range of swimming collectables and memorabilia

Rare items will be also be display, such as some letters and signed books that author of Peter Pan, JM Barrie, gave to Bolton council in 1917. These are amongst the treasures that will be showcased by Belgravia Books who deal in rare, out of print and collectable books.

The event is part of the Victoria Baths Open Day so you can take a guided tour of one of the North West’s most unique architectural treasures, or simply explore the building yourself. There are family activities taking place and children are admitted free.

Admission to the Open Day and Book Fair is £3 (gift aid price)/ £2.50 and the event is open from 11am to 4pm.


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