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 2019 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 2019 UK diary.

Bookbinders Directory

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

17.06.19.
World auction record for a copy of Darwin's On The Origin Of Species
New York - A fine first edition, early presentation copy of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection sold for $500,075, a world auction record for a presentation copy of Darwin's On the Origin of Species, at Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts sale in New York on June 13. It had been estimated at $200,000-300,000 ... more
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