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Visit Chilton Books at the Long Melford Book Fair
  • Missing Book Fair
    Long Melford Village Memorial Hall
    Off Hall Street
    Long Melford
    CO10 9QT
Are you struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift for that difficult to buy person? Or you’re looking for something unique for the friend who has everything?

Are you struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift for that difficult to buy person? Or you’re looking for something unique for the friend who has everything? 

 

Why not visit the Long Melford Bookfair and say hi to Adrian of Chilton Books. 

The Missing Book Fair will be at Long Melford Village Hall on 27th November from 10am-4pm

Adrian is an established book dealer of over 20 years. Fascinated by intricate leather bindings and all antiques related to books and the “Victorian Study”.

Items available include books of all ages and conditions. Unusual curiosities include Bookends; Paperweights; Propelling pencils; and even a silver toothpick!

 

He will be bringing with him a selection of the 12000 books he sells online. And you might find that special item for a Christmas gift.

 

It can be hard to decide on the perfect purchase. Antique gifts are popular due to their uniqueness and beauty. With some antiques kept in good condition for centuries, your gift could even be passed onto future generations, making an antique gift a symbol of a long-lasting friendship, family union, or business partnership.

 

Adrian’s shares some of his top tips for buying antiques

  • Buy antiques, save the planet: antiques are the purest form of recycling, which the younger generation really appreciates.

  • Stay financially sound: even in poor economic times, a good quality antique will hold up for years and usually retain its value.  No re-buying because the MDF chipped.

  • Have fun with it: even if you don’t have an idea, browse to get the creative juices flowing.

  • Go traditional: if they like books, don’t buy a $600 book press. Buy a book.

  • Be fair: stick with gifts that don’t need to be on display.

  • Buy confidently: if you’re not happy paying a certain price, don’t pay it.

When it comes to antiques and collectibles, the more you know—about the object and the gift recipient—the better your purchase will be.

If you have any questions, you can pop along on the Long Melford Book fair on 27th November, or visit Patrick’s Interiors and Exteriors on Hall Street Long Melford


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