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

Gun with which Verlaine shot Rimbaud up for auction
The most famous gun in French literature, the revolver with which the poet Paul Verlaine tried to kill his lover, Arthur Rimbaud, is going under the hammer, Christie's has said ... more
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