Aerospace and Aviation Book Fair 2016

19 September 2016

Royal Aeronautical Society

Networking Event

Come and join us on 19 September for the annual Book Fair! We will have a selection of both new and second-hand books on sale from booksellers, book publishers and the National Aerospace Library.

Entry is free and everyone is welcome. There will an opportunity to browse from 10:30 onwards.

To RSVP, please use the Register button on the right hand side of this page.


Are you a publisher or bookseller? If you are interested in having a stand at this event, please contact the Conference & Events department on 020 7670 4345 or by email at  The booking form can be found here.


ARTECH HOUSE Practical Books for Engineering Professionals

For over thirty years, Artech House has provided professionals and students with cutting-edge books and software from the world’s top authorities in engineering and technology. 

We will be joining the Royal Aeronautical Society at this special event and offering a chance to win some of our top Aerospace technology titles, as well as 30% discount on all books for attendees!


New and secondhand books. Book and photo collections purchased.


Formed in 1982, over the years Grub Street has built up a well-respected and critically acclaimed military history list focusing on aviation. As well as supporting the careers of well-established authors such as Norman Franks and Christopher Shores we also think it is important to nurture new authors and of course to encourage veterans to tell their own stories in their own words. The most exciting development in recent years has been our Boys series giving the reader intimate knowledge of how postwar aircraft such as the Lightning, Hunter, Vulcan, Victor, Valiant, Jaguar, Phantom and Buccaneer were operated. We will be selling a variety of signed and unsigned bestsellers during the fair including our new volume of our successful A History of the Mediterranean Air War, Harrier Boys 2 and the memoir of Bob Tuxford, Contact!

Greg will be giving an overview of his History of British Air Power series.

The first two in the series ("Blueprint for Victory  – Britain's First World War Blitzkrieg Air Force" and "The Rise of the Bomber– RAF/Army Planning 1919–Munich 1938") will be on sale and there will be extracts from the next volume "The RAF in the Battle of France and  the Battle of Britain" due to be published in October. There will also be extracts from the following three volumes in the series, which  take the story up to 1970.



The National Aerospace Library (NAL) is one of the world's most extensive libraries devoted to the development of aeronautics, aviation and aerospace technology.  Based in Farnborough, Hampshire, t
he NAL is open as a reference library for the general public, though many thousands of books are also available to Society members to take out on loan. 

The library's journal collection is one of its key strengths, and it also boasts over 100,000 books, conference proceedings, pamphlets and directories and company reports.  The library is also proud to showcase some of the key treasures from aeronautical history on its sister website, 

Browse the library catalogue to see how the library can help you with your research, or contact our expert librarians for help with your enquiry.


Paladwr Press was founded and owned by aviation historian and National Air and Space Museum curator, R.E.G. (Ron) Davies. The Press published many of R.E.G. Davies's books, including most of his pictorial series on airlines and their aircraft, and also published books on associated subjects by other authors. After R.E.G. Davies's death in 2011 Paladwr Press passed to his daughter, Jackie Scott-Mandeville, and the first publication under her proprietorship is, appropriately, a book celebrating the career and achievements of her father entitled
Airlines: Charting Air Transport History with R.E.G. Davies. This book will be available at the Book Fair, along with other rarities from the Paladwr Press collection of R.E.G. Davies publications.

Related Event

Also taking place at the Royal Aeronautical Society on this day from 11:00-16:30 is the Spitfire seminar 'The Spitfire at 80: Fresh Perspectives on an Iconic Fighter'. For more information on this event, click here.


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