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Secondhand and Antiquarian Bookshops in the UK 2018

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Tiverton Books, Margate - closed.
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All Saints' Book Cafe
All Saint's Church
Snodland Road 
BIRLING  Kent  ME19 5JF   map
tel: 07970 276070  e-mail  web
Open: Third Saturday of each month 10.00 - 1.00.
Large selection of quality books on all subjects. All at very reasonable prices. Proceeds go to support this Grade 1 listed church. A small cafe provides light refreshments and a comfortable place to browse.

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Baggins Book Bazaar
19 High Street
ROCHESTER  Kent  ME1 1PY   map
tel: 01634 811651  fax: 01634 840591  e-mail  web
Open: Every day 10.00 - 6.00.
Secondhand books in profusion, all subjects. We run a secondhand booksearch service.

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Brenda Books
Stall 37
The Malthouse  Malthouse HIll 
HYTHE  Kent  CT21 5BW   map
tel: 07504 672039  web
Open: Friday & Saturday 9.30 -5.00.
Brenda Books, one of the largest stalls at the Malthouse, can be found on the top floor in the corner next to the cafe. This bookshop offers a range of interesting books with many of them now out of print publications. Local history is a speciality, with many new, secondhand and out of print books on Kent and East Sussex for sale.

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Burgate Bookshop
10B Burgate
CANTERBURY  Kent  CT1 2HG   map
tel: 01227 638458  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00, Sunday 10.00 - 4.00.
Charity Bookshop run by Pilgrims Trust.

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Canterbury CLC Bookshop
22A Lower Bridge Street
CANTERBURY  Kent  CT1 2LG   map
tel: 01227 463 535   e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.15 - 5.00.
New and secondhand Christian books.

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Chaucer Book Shop
6-7 Beer Cart Lane
CANTERBURY  Kent  CT1 2NY   map
tel: 01227 453912  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
Large general stock of quality secondhand and antiquarian books.

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Cinque Ports Military Bookshop
The Old Stables
2B East Cross  High Street 
TENTERDEN  Kent  TN30 6AD   map
tel: 01580 766224  e-mail  web
Open: Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
Specialist military bookshop, opens January 2012 on Saturdays only. All books at reasonable prices, please contact before travelling any distance. Military books across a range of subjects.

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Fleur Bookshop
1A Gatefield Lane
FAVERSHAM  Kent  ME13 8NX   map
tel: 01795 590 621
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 3.30.

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Hall's Bookshop & Adrian Harrington Rare Books
20-22 Chapel Place
TUNBRIDGE WELLS  Kent  TN1 1YQ   map
tel: 01892 547531  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.30.
General secondhand stock and history, children's and antiquarian. Adrian Harrington, the new owner of Hall's Bookshop, writes about its future. Recently reopened.

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Herne Bay Bookshop
165 Mortimer Street
HERNE BAY  Kent  CT6 5HE   map
tel: 01227 283 806  web
Charity Bookshop run by Demelza House Children's Hospice.

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Hooked on Books
21 High Street
MARGATE  Kent  CT9 1DL   map
tel: 01843 446400  e-mail
Open: 7 days 10.00 - 5.00.
Good general stock. Opened in Margate in 2014 after trading in Dover for 16 years.

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Hythe Bookshop
130 High Street
HYTHE  Kent  CT21 5LE   map
tel: 01303 262403  web
Charity Bookshop run by Demelza House Children's Hospice.

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John Bartholomew Books
Old Forge Antiques
16 The Street 
APPLEDORE  Kent  TN26 2BX   map
tel: 01233 758585
Open: Wednesday & Saturday 10.00 - 5.00, Sunday 11.00 - 4.00.

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Marrin's Bookshop
149 Sandgate Road
FOLKESTONE  Kent  CT20 2DA   map
tel: 01303 253016  e-mail  web
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.30.
Antiquarian and general second hand books, Kent topography, maps & prints. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association, and the PBFA.

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McConnell Fine Books
The Golden Hind
85 Beach Street 
DEAL  Kent  CT14 6JB   map
tel: 01304 375086  web
Open: Appointment necessary
Secondhand and antiquarian books including literature, history and books about Kent.

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Michael's Bookshop
72 King Street
RAMSGATE  Kent  CT11 8NY   map
tel: 01843 589500  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.30, closed Thursday.
A fairly large general bookshop, about 30,000 books arranged on over 100 bookcases, ranging from ordinary paperbacks to collectors items. All of our stock is now secondhand, we dropped remainders several years ago, the only exception being local books around 150 titles which we publish ourselves.

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Monkton Nature Reserve Bookshop
The Field Study Centre
Canterbury Road  Monkton 
RAMSGATE  Kent  CT12 4LH   map
tel: 01843 822666  e-mail  web
Open: 7 days, April - October 10.00 - 5.00, November - March 10.00 - 3.00.
Based in the reserve Field Centre, several rooms containing 1000's of categorised books, old and new, plus a large selection of children's books. Also offer a well-stocked Nature Reference Library - loans available to members. All proceeds go toward maintaining the reserve and the work of the Thanet Countryside Trust.

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Mr. Books
142 High Street
TONBRIDGE  Kent  TN9 1BB   map
tel: 01732 363000  e-mail  web
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 6.00, 8.00pm Thursday.
Books bought and sold. Rare and collectable, children's books, reference. New books ordered, almost any book found. Under new management, reopen on August 12th.

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Old Bank Bookshop
Old Midland Bank Building
17-18 The Parade 
MARGATE  Kent  CT9 1EY   map
tel: tel: 07967 650911

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Oxfam Bookshop
51 St Peter's Street
CANTERBURY  Kent  CT1 2BE   map
tel: 01227 454091  web

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Oxfam Bookshop
34 Gabriels Hill
MAIDSTONE  Kent  ME15 6JJ   map
tel: 01622 753585  web

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Oxfam Bookshop
6 Chapel Place
TUNBRIDGE WELLS  Kent  TN1 1YQ   map
tel: 01892 616269  web

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Oxfam Bookshop
78 High Street
TONBRIDGE  Kent  TN9 1EE   map
tel: 01732 355753  e-mail  web

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Oxfam Bookshop
142 High Street
SEVENOAKS  Kent  TN13 1XE   map
tel: 01732 779425  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.30.

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Oxfam Shop
25-29 High Street
ROCHESTER  Kent  ME1 1LN   map
tel: 01634 814790  web

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Oxford Street Books.com
20a Oxford Street
WHITSTABLE  Kent  CT5 1DD   map
tel: 01227 281727  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.00, Sunday 11.00 - 4.00.
General mix of approximately 20,000 secondhand and antiquarian books across all categories. Sensible prices and friendly service.

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Past Sentence
119 West Street
FAVERSHAM  Kent  ME13 7JB   map
tel: 01795 590000
Open: Monday 10.00 - 2.00 & Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
Good quality secondhand books bought and sold.

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Periwinkle Press
Bagham Barn Antiques Centre
Canterbury Road 
CANTERBURY  Kent  CT4 8DU   map
tel: 01227 732522  e-mail  web
Open: Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 5.00.
Antiquarian book sellers, trade and retail picture framers. We specialise in antique prints, maps and books. Established in 1968.

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Red Cross charity bookshop
42 High Street
NEW ROMNEY  Kent  TN28 8BZ   map
tel: 01797 367021
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 4.30.

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Roadmaster Books
105 High Street
ROCHESTER  Kent  ME1 1JS   map
tel: 01634 862843 or 07813 632623
Open: Thursday - Saturday 10.00 - 4.30.
Perhaps we are the smallest but most packed shop in the County! We are in the centre of the High Street by La Providence the French Protestant Hospital. just over from one of the finest views of the Cathedral. With 4 shops in Rochester (if you count Oxfam?) a visit is well worthwhile.

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Sunburst Books
21-23 Station Road
RAINHAM  Kent  ME8 7RS   map
tel: no phone
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.00.
Charity bookshop selling donated books.

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The Aviation Bookshop
31-33 Vale Road
TUNBRIDGE WELLS  Kent  TN1 1BS   map
tel: 01892 539284  fax: 01892 539597  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.00.
For over 50 years we have stocked literature on the subject of aviation in all its aspects. Parking is available in the multi-story car park opposite the shop. The shop is situated in the centre of town about 200 yards from the main line station: Tunbridge Wells on the Charing Cross Line.

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The Book Palace
32 Palace Street
CANTERBURY  Kent  CT1 2DZ   map
tel: 01227 470120
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
Charity bookshop run entirely by volunteers for benefit of The Scrine Foundation.

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The Bookmark
15c Rainham Shopping Centre
RAINHAM  Kent  ME8 7HW   map
tel: 01634 365987
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.30. Sunday 10.00 - 4.00
Over 40,000 reasonably priced books at your fingertips. Wide range of both fiction and non-fiction. Very Good History, Travel, Biography, Childrens & study sections. Book searches undertaken. Range of large print & audio books. Great jazz while you browse.

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The Broadstairs Bookshop
7 Albion Street
BROADSTAIRS  Kent  CT10 1LU   map
tel: 01843 860824

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The Chapel (was The Albion Bookshop)
44-46, Albion Street
BROADSTAIRS  Kent  CT10 1LX   map
tel: 07837 024259
Open: 7 days 9.00 - 12.00.
Re-opened in 2013 as an ale and cider house, coffee shop and secondhand bookshop.

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The Hospice Bookshop
10-12 High Street
DYMCHURCH  Kent 
Open: 7 days 10.30 - 4.30 in summer, 4.00 in winter.

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Wadard Books
6 High Sreet
FARNINGHAM  Kent  DA4 0DG   map
tel: 01322 863151  e-mail  web
Open: Tuesday & Thursday - Saturday 10.00 - 6.00.
Secondhand and antiquarian books including cookery, military and local history and topography.

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