TheBookGuide - your guide to sources of secondhand and antiquarian books in the UK.
Our aim is simple - to use the immediacy and connectivity of the internet to provide reliable, up to date information about how and where to get physical with old books.
Why? Because althought the internet has globalised the market for buying and selling old books, it's a clinical tool compared with the sensual pleasures of real book browsing.
So here's everything you need to get yourself out of that chair and back to experiencing the feel of leather ... the smell of old books ... the sound of pages turning ...
All the UK's antiquarian and secondhand bookshops listed, described and reviewed ... more
No More wasted journeys with our full 2016 calendar of the book fairs and sales in the UK.
Attend a live auction for a real adrenaline rush - we have a weekly updated 2016 UK diary.
Bind your thesis, save a treasured children's book, or create a truly memorable present ... more
Michael Robbins: In defense of book collecting
As of this writing there are 1,790 books in my apartment, some couple hundred in my campus office, and an unknown number floating about on loan to various friends and students. This represents a decrease of probably 20 percent from the height of my mania. Over the past few years, I have embarked on culling operations, boxing up hundreds of books and carting them to used bookstores. Spilling off shelves, piled in tottering stacks on every flat surface and a few angular ones, the books are snowing me under ... more
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