Tynemouth Station Book Fair is a lively and friendly event held on four Sundays a year (in April, June, August and October) on the West Concourse of Tynemouth Metro Station, a beautifully-restored Victorian station just a few miles from Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Around 40-50 booksellers regularly take part, offering an eclectic range of thousands of antiquarian & second-hand books and other printed materials to suit all pockets.
On the station's East Concourse the regular weekend market attracts thousands of visitors every Saturday and Sunday. Visitors to the Book Fair can cross the station's original covered bridge (with integral art installations) to sample the delights of the market, including crafts, collectables, food, clothing, art and photography. There is also a cafe, a restaurant and a mouth-watering array of street-food stalls. The Tyne and Wear Metro system links Tynemouth with Newcastle, Gateshead, South Shields and Sunderland. Every few minutes trains from Newcastle disembark passengers onto platforms just yards from the Book Fair.