Bookfair in Parkinson Court at the International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds

Mailing your books home after IMC 2018

With over 30 individual exhibitors taking over Parkinson Court at this year’s IMC Bookfair, plus everything on offer at the Second-Hand and Antiquarian Bookfair and the Medieval Craft Fair, and even IMC souvenirs, many delegates might be wondering how they could fit all their purchases in their suitcases.

Thanks to the University of Leeds’ Mailroom team, this year you will have the opportunity to send your books and other purchases home without facing an excess baggage fee.

Mailroom staff will be on hand in Parkinson Court, Thursday 5 July, 09.00-14.00. Wrapping materials including boxes, paper and tape will be available for purchase, and staff will help you package up your purchases to get them home in one piece.

Each parcel will be weighed to calculate the cost of postage – please note you will only be able to pay by credit or debit card at this desk. Cash payments will not be accepted.

If you are not able to ship your packages home on Thursday, you may need to visit the nearest Post Office. This is in the St John’s Centre, on Albion Street in Leeds city centre. Packing materials are also available to buy there and payments can usually be accepted by either cash or credit or debit card. A variety of mailing options are available, including next-day and recorded deliveries.

The St John’s Centre is on Albion Street, close to the Ibis Styles and Radisson Blu Hotels. It is roughly a 15-minute walk from campus, with regular buses (1, 6, 28, 97) running from the stop opposite the Parkinson Building to just outside the Post Office.

Find Leeds St Johns Post Office on Google Maps

Post Office opening times during IMC week:

Monday 09.00-17.30

Tuesday 09.30-17.30

Wednesday 09.00-17.30

Thursday 09.00-17.30

Friday 09.00-17.30

If you need any help finding the Post Office once you arrive at the IMC, visit the Information and Payment Desk in the Refectory Foyer, where we can provide a map and directions.