The Brighton & Hove Book Fayre was founded by local authors Richard Gough-Buijs, P.J. Blakey-Novis and P.J.’s wife Leanne, who manages Red Cape Graphic Design.
Saturday May 12th 2018 saw the very first Brighton & Hove Book Fayre at All Saints in Hove; a new event dedicated to books and authors. It was the first Community Literary Festival in Brighton & Hove and there was a wide range of books available to suit all tastes.
The second book fair took place at The Open Market in Brighton on Saturday November 24th 2018. It was a great opportunity to meet local published and self-published authors who were selling and signing copies of their books on the day. Supernatural, lgbt, horror, history, horror, fiction, children’s books etc. The event was attended by nearly 30 authors, connecting authors and readers. It was a ‘feel-good’ event.
Brighton Open Market is proudly situated at a historic site in the heart of the London road community in Brighton. The market boasts over 45 permanent independent retail units, 12 artists’ studios and an exciting mix of plaza traders. Showcasing a combination of traditional and contemporary market traders; including cafes, local produce, clothing, toys, art, music, art, live music, workshops, outreach events for the local community and is home to Radio Reverb.