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Secondhand and Antiquarian Bookshops in the UK 2018

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Dorset Book Exchange now The West Moors Bookshop.
Antiquates, Wareham - recently opened.
The Book Corner, Bridport - recently added.

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 Open at advertised times
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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

Antiquates
12A West Street
WAREHAM  Dorset  BH20 4JX   map
tel: 01929 556 656  e-mail  web
Open: Tuesday - Friday 10.00 - 5.00.
Antiquates specialises in early and hand-press printing - but not excluding all others! Our bias is towards the unusual, the interesting and the important - and we try to offer our customers a varied selection, along with the advice on library development and special purchases.

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Black Pug Books
The Old Gallery
24 West Borough 
WIMBORNE  Dorset  BH21 1NF   map
tel: 01202 889383
Open: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10.00 - 6.00
Highly varied mix of stock, but no paperbacks or book club editions. Smallish room in private house. Tea and coffee happily offered in home surroundings.

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Books Afloat
66 Park Street
WEYMOUTH  Dorset  DT4 7DE   map
tel: 01305 779774
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
Good general stock on two floors whilst specialising in maritime and naval subjects, very much cover all subjects so something for everybody! Also genuine nautical antiques, ships bells ,models, die cast toys, clockwork trains, old postcards,paintings etc. Park Street is directly opposite Weymouth Railway Station and very handy for the town and harbour and beach.

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Bridport Old Books
11 South Street
BRIDPORT  Dorset  DT6 3NR   map
tel: 01308 425689  e-mail

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Chapter House Books
Trendle Street
SHERBORNE  Dorset  DT9 3NT   map
tel: 01935 816262  e-mail

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Harrison-Hiett at Toad Hall
Stone Lane
WIMBORNE  Dorset  BH21 1HB   map
tel: 01202 880487  e-mail  web
Open: 7 days 10.00 - 4.00.
A wide range of sound books in a book room. Hb & Pb. Lots of maps and prints. A "Shabby Chic" antique centre.

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Ida's Country Corner
The Street
CHARMOUTH  Dorset  DT6 6PX   map
tel: 01297 560252
Open: 7 days, 8.00 - 6.00 in summer, 9.00 - 5.00 in winter.
Small but growing stock of secondhand books, OS maps and prints. Westcountry books and railways.

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Keith Jones Bookshop
2 Hinton Road
BOURNEMOUTH  Dorset  BH1 2EE   map
tel: 01202 292272  e-mail
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.30.
Keith Jones Bookshop has a large second hand section of Christian books as well as selling new books,dvds,cards and gifts. New stock arriving all the time.

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New, Secondhand and Antiquarian Books
35 Station Road
SWANAGE  Dorset  BH19 1AD   map
tel: 01929 424088  fax: 01929 424088  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.00.
A wide range of first edition and rare books, paperbacks and local interest books, maps and guides for the Isle of Purbeck. Latest bestsellers and new book ordering service. Situated in the main shopping street, 100 yards from the train station.

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Oxfam Books and Music
24a South Street
DORCHESTER  Dorset  DT1 1BY   map
tel: 01305 263590  

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Oxfam Bookshop
21/21a Institute Road
SWANAGE  Dorset  BH19 1BT   map
tel: 01929 425739  web

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Oxfam Bookshop
19 High Street
SHAFTESBURY  Dorset  SP7 8JS   map
tel: 01747 854636  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.00.
General secondhand stock.

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Reference Works
9 Commercial Road
SWANAGE  Dorset  BH19 1DF   map
tel: 01929 424423  fax: 01929 422597  e-mail  web
Open: Appointment necessary.
Ceramic book specialists. All areas of collecting and the study of pottery and porcelain, especially out of print material. Also a range of 18th to 20th century ceramics.

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Sanctuary Bookshop
65 Broad Street
LYME REGIS  Dorset  DT7 3QF   map
tel: 01297 445815  e-mail
Open: 7 days, 10.30 - 5.30.

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Stour Bookshop
Bridge Street
STURMINSTER NEWTON  Dorset  DT10 1AP   map
tel: 01258 473561
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 4.00. Closed for lunch 1.00 - 2.00.
General stock and illustrated books, archaeology, aviation, history and woman authors.

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The Antique Map and Bookshop
32 High Street
PUDDLETOWN  Dorset  DT2 8RU   map
tel: 01305 848633  fax: 01305 848992  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.00
Miscellaneous stock of antiquarian and good quality second-hand books. Specialities: 19th.century literature, esp.G.A.Henty, H.Rider Haggard, Thomas Hardy, H.G.Wells, A.C.Doyle. Also Travel/ Fine Bindings/ Illustrated books. Established in 1976. Members of ABA and PBFA. Puddletown is just outside Dorchester on the A35 to Bournemouth.

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The Book Corner
Unit 32
Alleyways  52 St Michaels Trading Estate 
BRIDPORT  Dorset  DT6 3RR   map
tel: 01451 832253  e-mail  web
Open: 7 days 10.00 - 5.00.
Very small stock in an antiques centre. General stock, secondhand and antiquarian, also sheet music. Offshoot of our shop (Evergreen Livres) in Stow-On-The-Wold, GL54 1BQ. Major credit cards accepted.

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The Bookshop
Marine Parade
The Cobb 
LYME REGIS  Dorset  DT7 3JF   map
tel: 07720 747328
Mainly paperback fiction. - TBG.

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The Dorset Bookshop
69 East Street
BLANDFORD FORUM  Dorset  DT11 7DX   map
tel: 01258 452266  e-mail  web
Open: Tuesday - Friday 10.00 - 4.00, Saturday 10.00 - 2.00.
Kevin and Denny Cook took over this quirky unspoilt Georgian building in 2007. 6 rooms of books on 3 floors -new downstairs and four rooms of secondhand books upstairs. Comfy chairs and coffee in a peaceful old fashioned lounge.

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The Nautical Antique Centre
Old Harbour Passage
3a Hope Square 
WEYMOUTH  Dorset  DT4 8TR   map
tel: 01305 777838  e-mail  web
Open: Tuesday - Friday 10.00 - 5.00 or by appointment. Closed for lunch.
Specialist stock of nautical related books, prints, photographs and charts.

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Weldmar Hospicecare Trust Bookshop
1 South Terrace
DORCHESTER  Dorset  DT1 1DE   map
tel: 01305 251225
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.00.
A wide range of good condition secondhand books. All books are donated and profits go to support local hospices.

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West Moors Bookshop
205 Station Road
WEST MOORS  Dorset  BH22 0HX   map
Open: TBA
Dorset Book Exchange is now internet only. The good news is that the shop continues under new ownership along the same lines but with a change of name to The West Moors Bookshop. Full details to follow.

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Wild and Homeless Books
12 South Street
BRIDPORT  Dorset  DT6 3NQ   map
tel: 01308 421970  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 4.30.
Est 2009, under new mismanagement since Bastille Day 2016 - aux bibliothèque, mes amies! Frequently changing general stock over two floors in a Grade II listed building. Major renovation of stock and shop planned for winter 2016/17. Most credit cards accepted, book searches undertaken, and perhaps needless to say, we buy books as well as sell them.

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Wings of War Books
Scotch Mist
PIDDLETRENTHIDE  Dorset  DT2 7QG   map
tel: 07791 072309  e-mail  web
Open: Viewings by appointment only
Specialist in used military aviation books from world war 2. Rare and collectible books from the RAF, Luftwaffe, Battle of Britain and Pacific theatres. Online used aviation book store with free delivery on all items to the mainland UK.

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WVS Bookshop
14 Wimborne Street
CRANBORNE  Dorset   BH21 5PP   map
tel: 01725 551123  fax: 01725 551125  e-mail
Open: Monday - Friday 9.00 - 5.00.
The shop has a wide-ranging stock attractively priced. A dedicated charity bookshop established in 2009 by the Worldwide Veterinary Service in an attractive village setting.

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