It looks like summer has come to Fermanagh so I know you’ll want to be outside to enjoy it – but don’t forget to take a book with you. Stop by the Enniskillen Spring Book Sale and get prepared for summer!
ENNISKILLEN SPRING BOOK FAIR
Saturday, 29th May, 11am – 5pm
The Fermanagh Authors’ Association celebrates five years in existence this year by holding a Book Fair in The Minor Cathedral Hall, Hall’s Lane, Enniskillen on Saturday 29th May from 11 until 5. This is a great opportunity to buy the works of local authors including association members John Cunningham, Bryan Gallagher, Vicky Herbert, Seamas Mac Annaidh and me.
In total, members of the association as individuals have now published about 80 books plus three anthologies of the group’s work ranging from things historical, to short stories and creative writing, and poetry. These volumes form a series known as The Fermanagh Miscellany. Money earned by the group from hosting the book fair will be used to help fund the cost of printing their next annual anthology.
Numerous booksellers including Craobh Rua Books, Bardic Books, Ulster Local History Trust, and Armagh Diocesan Historical Society have taken tables to give people an opportunity to buy books old and new. Local historian Jack Johnston’s Border Books will be there and also Ian Butler, a local writer, will bring a selection of books from his online bookshop, Handibooks.
Customers will find many interesting, and sometimes rare, items among the books on sale. Jim Vallely of Craobh Rua Books, one of the foremost antiquarian and secondhand dealers in Ulster, has a wide range of books on Irish history as well as prints and maps. Gerry Devlin of Bardic Books has a first edition of the Irish classic, The Ferret Fancier, for sale as well as a complete set of the first series of Ulster Archaeology, a copy of McKenna’s Devenish and books by William Carleton. Local writer Dermot Maguire is selling a pristine copy of the out of print Passing Of Time by Henry Glassie and also a special boxed edition of Shirley’s History of Monaghan.
There’s something for just about everyone so don’t miss the book fair!