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Secondhand and Antiquarian Bookshops in the UK 2019

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Shepton Community Bookshop - recently opened.
BookLovers of Bath, Peasedown St John - recently opened.
The Frome Bookshop, Frome recently added.

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The Book Barn
Barrington Court ( National Trust)
Barrington 
ILMINSTER  Somerset  TA19 0NQ   map
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Open: 7 days 10.30 - 5.00.
Large paperback fiction section. Moderate sections on most subjects. Large Barn, many standard paperbacks - £1 each. Other sections feature very variable stock, cheap but unlikely to find a treasure. Payment for books is by honesty box.

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Bailey Hill Bookshop
Fore Street
CASTLE CARY  Somerset  BA7 7BG   map
tel: 01963 350917  fax: 01963 351230  e-mail  web
Open: 9.30 - 5.30.
We stock a combination of new, secondhand and some antiquarian books. We also sell cards and prints. We can post books to you the same day if we have them in stock, and can have books that are not in stock by the next working day.

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Bath Old Books
9c Margaret's Buildings
Brock Street 
BATH  Somerset  BA1 2LP   map
tel: 01225 422244  e-mail
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
A varied and constantly changing stock including: art, architecture, Bath and Jane Austen, children's, illustrated, literature and many others. A co-operative of five friendly dealers. Featured window displays and twice yearly sales.

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BookBarn International
White Cross
TEMPLE CLOUD  Somerset  BS39 6EX   map
tel: 01761 451777  e-mail  web
Open: Mondays - Saturdays 10.00 - 600, Sundays & Bank Holiday's 11.00 - 5.00.
One of the largest used bookshops in England. We house hundreds of thousands of books of all shapes and sizes, topics and age.

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BookLovers of Bath
Fact or Fable
12 Bath Road 
PEASEDOWN ST JOHN  Somerset  BA2 8DH   map
tel: 01761 437866  e-mail  web
Open: Tuesday - Friday 2.00 - 5.00, Saturday 9.30 - 1.00.
The bookshop houses around 3,000 carefully selected books: Transport; Military; History; Cookery; Arts; Modern Firsts. The internet stock is held separately but may be brought out for inspection with a little notice. Books always sought.

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Brendon Books
Old Brewery Buildings
Bath Place 
TAUNTON  Somerset   TA1 4ER   map
tel: 01823 337742  fax: 01823 324529  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.30
After over 20 years as a retailer of new titles, secondhand books are now being added to the range. Selected good quality hardbacks bought and sold. Centrally located within Taunton.

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Clevedon Community Bookshop
27-29 Copse Road
CLEVEDON  Somerset  BS21 7QN   map
tel: 01275 218318  e-mail  web
Open: 7 days 10.00 - 5.00 Summer, 10.00 - 4.00 Winter.
Secondhand books, a general stock of 8,000 books in the shop plus another 10,000 in our book store. We also sell online through AbeBooks, Amazon and Biblio.

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Courtyard Books
2-4 High Street
GLASTONBURY  Somerset  BA6 9DU   map
tel: 01458 835050  fax: 01458 831800  e-mail  web
Open: 7 days 9.30 - 5.30.
We specialise in mind, body and spirit titles, books by Glastonbury authors and books about Glastonbury. We also have a good general range of titles. We buy collections large and small, providing they are within our subject area.

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Dorothy House Charity Shop
37 Broad Street
BATH  Somerset  BA1 5LP   map
tel: 01225 471664
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.30, Sunday 10.30 - 4.30.

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Double-B-Books
Gillards Warehouse Trident Works
Marsh Lane  
TEMPLE CLOUD  Somerset  BS39 5AZ   map
tel: 01761 451365  e-mail  web
Open: Appointment only Monday - Friday 8.00 - 4.00.
Antiquarian, art, Folio Society, history, private press. For an idea of the sort of stock we carry why not visit our website.

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George Bayntun
Manvers Street
BATH  Somerset  BA1 1JW   map
tel: 01225 466000  fax: 01225 482122  e-mail  web
The bookshop specialises in fine leather bindings, mostly English literature, illustrated books and poetry, in first or fine editions. In the bindery, fifteen craftsmen and women bind and restore books from all over the world.

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Jonathan Potter Ltd
5 Margaret's Buildings
BATH  Somerset  BA1 2LP   map
tel: 07866 801897  e-mail  web
Open: Appointment necessary
Specialist dealers in antique maps, charts, atlases and books on the history of cartography and travel.

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Julian House Bookshop
86 Walcot Street
BATH  Somerset  BA1 5BD   map
tel: 01225 331114  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00, Sunday 11.00 - 4.00.
Charity bookshop. Large general stock, clean, well displayed and with most categories covered.

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Labyrinth Books
Vestry Hall
High Street 
GLASTONBURY  Somerset  BA6 9DU   map
tel: 01458 830831  e-mail  web
Open: 7 days 10.00 - 6.00.
Secondhand and rare books. Avalonians, sacred landscape, witchcraft and occult. Earth mysteries. Tarot.astrology and Numerology. Celts and Druids. Templars, Magdalene and the Lost Gospels. Proprietor Susan Render is widely acknowledged as the most knowledgable bookseller in her field in the West.

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Oxfam Books and Music
59 High Street
WELLS  Somerset  BA5 2AG   map
tel: 01749 677562  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.15 - 5.15, Sunday 11.00 - 3.00.

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Oxfam Bookshop
4 Lower Borough Walls
BATH  Somerset   BA1 1QR   map
tel: 01225 469776  web

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Oxfam Bookshop
2 The Bridge
TAUNTON  Somerset  TA1 1UG   map
tel: 01823 270205  web

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Phoenix Books
5 The George Precinct
CREWKERNE  Somerset  TA18 7LU   map
tel: 01460 76579
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 6.00.
Mostly paperback fiction, including French and German sections, Penguins and other collectable series.

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Rothwell And Dunworth
2 Bridge Street
DULVERTON  Somerset  TA22 9HJ   map
tel: 01398 323169  fax: 01398 33161  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.30 - 5.15, Sunday 11.00 - 4.00, closed for lunch.

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Shepton Community Bookshop
15 High Street
SHEPTON MALLET  Somerset   BA4 5AA   map
tel: 01749 345 522  e-mail  web
Open: Thursday - Saturday 10.00 - 4.00.
Fiction and nonfiction, antiquarian vintage and modern, well sorted and reasonably priced. Particularly strong on theology and railway books, and children's books. Also local interest, history, thrillers, classics etc. Reasonable prices, all clearly marked inside the front cover. Very accessible for wheelchairs and run by friendly knowledgeable volunteers in aid of local good causes.

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Skoobs Secondhand Paperbacks
Guildhall Market
BATH  Somerset  BA2 4AW   map
tel: 01225 463133

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The Frome Bookshop
18 King Street
FROME  Somerset  BA11 1BH   map
tel: 01373 473964  e-mail  web
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.00 and first Sunday of the month.
Hand picked books on subjects including ornithology and British wildlife, children's illustrated books, fine bindings, literature, art and first editions. Books bought & sold.

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The Real Books Shop
High Street
PORLOCK  Somerset  TA24 8PS   map
tel: 01643 863070  e-mail
Open: Wednesday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
I specialise in Railway books, principally those about pre-Beeching times. The shop also stocks a good selection of fiction an non-fiction titles on other subjects. We also sell art quality photographs by local photographer Paula Kirby.

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The Speaking Tree
5 High Street
GLASTONBURY  Somerset  BA6 9DP   map
tel: 01458 835 974  web
Open: Monday - Friday 9.00 - 5.30, Saturday & Sunday 10.00 - 6.00.
The best in mind, body & spirit titles, many at seriously reduced prices.

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