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 2018 calendar of the book fairs and sales in the UK.
Attend a live auction for a real adrenaline rush - we have a weekly updated 2018 UK diary.
Bind your thesis, save a treasured children's book, or create a truly memorable present ... more
What we can learn from reading Sylvia Plath's copy of 'The Great Gatsby'
The bookplate identifies Sylvia Plath as the owner of this copy, which she most likely read as an undergraduate at Smith College. Some marginal comments were probably notes she took during lectures about the novel. But others show the way Fitzgerald's novel sparked her imagination and inspired her own work ... more
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