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 ...

Bookshop Guide

All the UK's antiquarian and secondhand bookshops listed, described and reviewed ... more

Book Fair Calendar

No More wasted journeys with our full 2016 calendar of the book fairs and sales in the UK.

Book Auctions Diary

Attend a live auction for a real adrenaline rush - we have a weekly updated 2016 UK diary.

Bookbinders Directory

Bind your thesis, save a treasured children's book, or create a truly memorable present ... more

23.06.16.
Bright Young Collectors: James Freemantle
James is a contributor to The Private Library, the journal of the Private Libraries Association, as well as Parenthesis and Matrix (Whittington Press), as well as being a member of the Oxford Guild of Printers and Double Crown Club, and proprietor of the recently established St James Park Press. He is a collector of Private Press books ... more
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