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Secondhand and Antiquarian Bookshops in the UK 2018

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Oxfam Books & Music, St Ives - closed.
The Idler, Redruth - recently opened.
Barton Books, Penzance - recently opened.

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Appointment necessary

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Whilst every effort has been made to ensure these details are correct, we recommend that you contact each individual bookshop before travelling any distance.  Add a Bookshop

Abbey Bookshop
2 White Hart Arcade
LAUNCESTON  Cornwall  PL15 8AA   map
tel: 01566 779113  e-mail
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.00.
Gen.stock 15K books. Contemporary lit. mass market, art, photography, history, cookery, craft, biogs. Psychology, philosophy, cinema, travel/topo. Specialist: Irish. Relocated from Camden Lock London to Cornwall in 2002.

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Barton Books
45 Causewayhead
PENZANCE  Cornwall  TR18 2SS   map
tel: 01736 363300  e-mail
Open: Tuesday - Friday 10.00 - 4.00, Saturday 10-3.00.
A carefully selected range of secondhand books on Art and Literature, chosen to complement the shop's new books which specialise in all things visual and creative. Visit for beautiful new and secondhand books, greeting cards and the occasional print or painting.

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Beerwolf Books
3 Bells Court
FALMOUTH  Cornwall  TR11 3AZ   map
tel: 01326 618474  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 12.00, Sunday 12.00 - 11.00.
Books from £3, beers and ciders from £2.90.

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Bonython Bookshop
16 Kenwyn Street
TRURO  Cornwall  TR1 3BU   map
tel: 01872 262886  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 4.30.

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Bookends of Fowey
4 South Street
FOWEY  Cornwall  PL23 1AR   map
tel: 01726 833361  web

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Bookmark
34 Arwenack Street
FALMOUTH  Cornwall  TR11 3JB   map
tel: 01326 211252  e-mail  web
Specialising in maritime, Cornish history, art, military history, aviation and transportation. We also have fiction, classics, poetry, plays and some much more quirky and rare titles. Our main speciality is kindness, smiling and the human touch something missing from clicking on a mouse

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Bosco Books
The Old Hall Bookshop
Chapel Court  Shutta Road 
EAST LOOE  Cornwall  PL13 1BJ   map
tel: 01503 263700  web
Open: Summer, Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00. Winter, ring first if travelling.
Large general stock and local, military, natural and nautical history. Also prints, maps and original paintings.

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Bosorne Books
The Cook Book
4 Cape Cornwall Street 
ST. JUST  Cornwall  TR19 7JZ   map
tel: 01736 787266  web
Open: 7 days 10.00 - 5.00 (winter 10.00 - 4.00).

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Churchill Books and Antiques
The Coinage Hall
Boscawen Street 
TRURO  Cornwall  TR1 2QU   map
tel: 01872 273799
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 4.30.
A room mostly devoted to secondhand books across the hall from Clifford Gibbs Golf Collectables.

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Churchtown Books
Churchtown
MULLION  Cornwall  TR12 7HQ   map
tel: 07731 472283  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Friday 10.00 - 5.00, Saturday 10.00 - 4.00.
Formerly Polmorla Books of Wadebridge, Churchtown Books is the new home for rare, secondhand and collectable books. We also have an extensive collection of Cornish works and local interest books.

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Cornish Bookworm
Foundry Shopping Village (formerly Pratt's Market)
Chapel Terrace  Foundry Square 
HAYLE  Cornwall  TR27 4AB   map
tel: 07729 759 315  e-mail
Open: Wednesday - Saturday 11.00 - 4.00.
Wide range of Cornish Books including family history, archaeology, mining, marine, antiquity, literature and local history. Leather books and fine bindings bought and sought. Please note times may vary. Please feel free to telephone to check opening times especially if travelling.

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Deja-Vu Antiques and Books
31 Fore Street
LOSTWITHIEL  Cornwall  PL22 0BN   map
tel: 01208 873912
Open: Monday - Saturday: 10.30ish - 5.00-ish.
An antiques shop with a carefully selected stock of some 2,000 books. Subjects include: local history and Cornish topography, art, antiques, cookery, and some fiction.

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Greenbank Books
9 Old High Street
FALMOUTH  Cornwall  TR11 2AB   map
tel: 07876 454357  e-mail
Open: Monday - Friday 10.30 - 5.00.
General stock with special interest in Maritime, Motoring, Railways, Art, Architecture, Design & Crafts, Children's Books and Cornish History.

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Hurley Books
3 Jetty Street
MEVAGISSEY  Cornwall  PL26 6UH   map
tel: 01726 842200  e-mail  web
Open: Monday -Saturday 10.00 - 5.00 (9.00 - 6.00 in summer).
A good range of secondhand titles - particularly children's, railways and Cornish interest, and some new books.

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Jack Ryder Books
10 Pike Street
LISKEARD  Cornwall  PL14 3JE   map
tel: 07889 865882  e-mail
Open: Monday - Friday 10.00 - 4.00 (summer 5.00)
Books bought and sold. Specialist subjects Cornish interest, military history, natural history, art books, trains and transport, general antiquarian, collectible children's books.

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Just Books
1 Pydar Mews
TRURO  Cornwall  TR1 2UX   map
tel: 01872 242532
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
Secondhand and some antiquarian books, particularly Cornish history and topography. Pydar Mews is situated on the left going up Pydar Street from the Cathedral, opposite Boots the chemist.

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Loe Books
Landreyne Manor
Coads Green 
LAUNCESTON  Cornwall  PL15 7LZ   map
tel: 44156 678 2528  e-mail  web
Open: 7 days 9.00 - 5.00 by appointment.
Natural History, general antiquarian, specialising in the New Naturalist Series. Stock is held in a converted barn and several rooms, well organised!

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Newlyn Books
Captain Cutters House
52 Chapel Street 
PENZANCE  Cornwall  TR18 4AF   map
tel: 07951 601 851
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
A general secondhand bookshop but concentrating on local books, art & design, illustrated books & fine bindings. Shop now shared with daughter Holly who sells paper goods & bound journals etc. under the name "Endpaper".

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Oxfam Bookshop
9 New Bridge Street
TRURO  Cornwall  TR1 2AA   map
tel: 01872 264765  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.00

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Oxfam Shop
1 Broad Street
LAUNCESTON  Cornwall  PL15 8AA   map
tel: 01566 777874  e-mail  web

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The Book Shop
2 Barras Street
LISKEARD  Cornwall  PL14 6AD   map
tel: 01579 342112

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The Bookspace
4 Coinage Ope
HELSTON  Cornwall  TR13 8EB   map
tel: 01326 564459  e-mail  web
Open: Monday & Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00 - 4.00, Wednesday 10.00 - 12.30 & Saturday 10.00 - 3.00
Vintage paperbacks, pop-ups and pulp

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The Idler
7 Market Way
Market Strand 
REDRUTH  Cornwall  TR15 2AS   map
tel: 07934 204 820  e-mail
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00, Wednesday till 2.00.
Antiquarian and mostly pre 1960 books. American comics from 1940's. Large selection of theological books from 1650 to present day. A good selection of signed by the author books. 3 minute walk from Redruth rail station.

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Willow Books
Unit 2A
United Downs Industrial Estate  St Day 
REDRUTH  Cornwall  TR16 5HY   map
tel: 01209 822011  fax: 01209 822321  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Friday 9.00 - 5.00.
Cornish bookshop including mining, geological, art, industrial heritage,language cooking, cycling, maps, guides and anything else relating to Cornwall. We are primarily an internet book shop but are always delighted for customers to come to our warehouse. Please telephone for details.

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