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 2019 calendar of the book fairs and sales in the UK.
Attend a live auction for a real adrenaline rush - we have a weekly updated 2019 UK diary.
Bind your thesis, save a treasured children's book, or create a truly memorable present ... more
Baudelaire's unknown extra verse to erotic poem revealed
More than 150 years ago, Charles Baudelaire scrawled an extra verse of his erotic poem The Jewels into a copy of his landmark collection Les Fleurs du Mal. The stanza has never been made public, with the book's previous owner wanting to keep it private, but ahead of its auction next week, the lines have been revealed to the world ... more
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