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Secondhand and Antiquarian Bookshops in the UK 2018

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Any Amount of Books
56 Charing Cross Road
CHARING CROSS  London  WC2H 0QA   map
tel: 020 7836 3697  web
Open: 7 days 10.30 - 9.30.
Rare books, first editions, modern literature, art, poetry, scholarly/academic books, antiquarian, leather bound sets, general stock. We buy large collections of books anywhere in the known world.

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Assembled Books
Assembly Rooms
King Street 
LANCASTER  Lancashire  LA1 1JN   map
tel: 0790-383-3399  e-mail  web
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 4.30.
Come and browse a range of quality second hand books in Lancaster, ranging from classics to whodunnits, local history to academic texts.

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Berwyn Books
Unit 4 Spencer Ind Estate
Liverpool Road 
BUCKLEY  Flintshire  CH7 3LY   map
tel: 01244 541415  e-mail  web
Open: Appointment necessary.
Over 20,000 books on our constantly updated internet inventory. Valuations, bookbinding and clearance services.

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Book
17 Merrial Street
NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME  Staffordshire  ST5 2AE   map
tel: 01782 630201  e-mail
Open: 7 days 9.30 - 4.30.
Our stock is mainly second-hand but we do carry a number of new books. We have a good History. Military and Transport sections. All visitors from outside of our immediate area will be given Coffee or Tea.

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Bookends
The Gallery
Butchart Centre  University Road 
ABERDEEN  Aberdeenshire  AB24 3UT   map
tel: 07788 796589  web
Open: Monday - Friday 10.00 - 4.00 during term time.
Aberdeen University Students' Association's secondhand charity book shop. Come visit our new bigger and comfier premises in Butchart, browse our books while enjoying a coffee. A non-profit secondhand Bookshop! we have hundreds of books from all academic fields!

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Books For Amnesty
103 Gloucester Road
BRISTOL  BS7 8AT   map
tel: 01179 422969  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 4.30.
A wide range of secondhand and remaindered books at very competitive prices. Stock includes many academic titles as well as modern fiction and classics.

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Church Street Bookshop
142 Stoke Newington Church Street
STOKE NEWINGTON  London  N16 0JU   map
tel: 020 7241 5411
Academic & scholarly books

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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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Didsbury Village Bookshop
(Adjoining Art of Tea Cafe)
47 Barlow Moor Road  Didsbury 
MANCHESTER  Gt. Manchester  M20 6TW   map
tel: 0845 521 3879  e-mail  web
Open: 7 days 10.00. - 10.00.
Best, quality used-bookshop in Manchester. Surprisingly large, adjoining relaxed cafe. Best in history, fiction, philosophy, art, children's, poetry, languages, music, mysteries. Run by retired poly sci lecturer who loves good talk. Fair prices, few rare books, no junk.

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Dreadnought Books
125 St Georges Road
Hotwells 
BRISTOL  BS1 5UW   map
tel: 01173 293176  e-mail  web
Open: Wednesday - Saturday 10.00 - 6.00.
Dreadnought Books is a second-hand and out of print bookshop specialising in history, with a particular focus on military, social and labour history. We also have extensive sections of politics, philosophy, the arts and literature. We also buy books, particularly in our specialist fields. Please get in touch if you have anything you think we might be interested in.

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Fireside Bookshop
1 The Arcade
 High Street 
LITTLEHAMPTON  West Sussex  BN17 5AB   map
tel: 0)1903 721985  e-mail  web
Open: Monday & Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday 11.00 - 5.00.
General stock of antiquarian, academic and secondhand books, but particularly history and the sciences. Recently relocated after 25 years in the Lake District.

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Fossgate Books
36 Fossgate
YORK  North Yorkshire  YO1 9TF   map
tel: 01904 641389
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
Two floors of secondhand and antiquarian books covering most subjects: academic, scholarly and popular; the Folio Society a speciality.

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G and J Chesters
14 Market Street
POLESWORTH  Staffordshire  B78 1HW   map
tel: 01827 894743
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.30.
Large stock (over 35,000 vols) and a big selection of antique maps and prints. Academic and enthusiasts' books: philosophy, sociology, history, literary criticism, psychology, anthropology, politics, railways, aviation, cookery, gardening, angling, etc. etc.

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GfB: the Colchester Bookshop
7 Trinity Street
COLCHESTER  Essex  CO1 1JN   map
tel: 01206 502218  e-mail  web
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.30.
Very large stock, specialising in academic and out-of-print books on literature, art, philosophy, and history, as well as the sciences and local interest. Our quirky rooms and staircases lead up to the medieval roof of Elizabethan scientist, William Gilbert's Colchester home.

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Gladstone Books
The Shambles Antique Centre
4 Westgate 
LINCOLN  Lincolnshire  LN1 4AS   map
tel: 01636 813601  e-mail  web
Open: Thursday - Saturday 11.00 - 4.00, Sunday 12.00 - 4.00.
About 2,500 modestly-priced books on display, with more in stock: Specialisms: history, philosophy, essays, poetry, politics, sociology, various sciences. Also fiction, biographies, natural history, medicine, technology, agriculture, local studies, arts and crafts. Recently moved back from Southwell, Notts – where it was described by an entry in this Guide as: ‘a gem of a bookshop’ and on a UNESCO website as ‘a small, but perfectly-formed bookshop.’

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Island Books
White House
Storrington Road 
THAKEHAM  West Sussex  RH20 3EQ   map
tel: 01798 812 223  e-mail  web
Open: By Appointment.
Large stock of fine, rare and academic titles. Binding and restoration. Showroom open by appointment.

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Judd Books
82 Marchmont Street
BLOOMSBURY  London  WC1N 1AG   map
tel: 020 7387 5333  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 11.00 - 7.00, Sunday 12.00 - 6.00.
We have a very large stock of used, remaindered and academic books especially in architecture, history and philosophy.

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Keel Row Books
11 Fenwick Terrace
Preston Road 
NORTH SHIELDS  Tyne and Wear  NE29 0LU   map
tel: 0191 296 0664  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
Rare & second-hand books, maps, ephemera & photographs bought & sold. Established 1981. Tyneside's longest running rare & secondhand bookshop. Member of the ABA, ILAB and PBFA. Sprawling early Victorian house now crammed with 40,000 books on every conceivable subject. Located in historic North Shields, close to the mouth of the River Tyne. A couple of minutes drive from the attractions of the coast.

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Next Chapter Books
7 Rustlings Road
SHEFFIELD  South Yorkshire  S11 7AA   map
tel: 0114 3270341  e-mail
Open: Wednesday - Saturday 10.30 - 5.30.
A compact range of good-quality books with an emphasis on art, photography and design, philosophy, poetry, film, travel and topography, history and fiction, including Modern First Editions.

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Oxfam Books & Music
74 Hertford Street
COVENTRY  West Midlands  CV1 1LB   map
tel: 02476 229684  e-mail  web
Open: 7 days 9.00 - 5.00.
Trading for over 30 years, we have a wide selection of academic textbooks, literature, poetry, and plays, alongside fiction, crime, travel and children's books. We have one of the largest sci-fi departments in the country, stocking hundreds of comics (many rare and out of print). We also have many film & music reference books and biographies.

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Oxfam Bookshop
220 High Street
GUILDFORD  Surrey  GU1 3JD   map
tel: 01483 504257  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.30, Sunday 12.00 - 4.00.
We sell a wide range of subjects including fiction, literature, history, academic subjects, travel & languages, leisure etc. Out of print & collectable books. We also have a stamp section and a large music section selling c.d.s, vinyl, sheet music and books on music.

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Parkinsons
Parkinsons Ginnel
359-363 Lord Street 
SOUTHPORT  Merseyside  PR8 1NH   map
tel: 01704 547016  e-mail  web
Open: 7 days 10.00 - 5.00, but only afternoon on Sundays.
Large general book stock on three floors in a characterful building, with leaning towards the academic -- along with tropical shells, minerals, fossils, crystals, coins and prehistoric, ancient & mediaeval antiquities etc. etc. Curious? If so, see the "Virtual tour of our shop" link on our website.

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Pendleburys Bookshop
Garreg Fawr
Porthyrhyd 
LLANWRDA  SA19 8NY   map
tel: 01558 650 840  e-mail  web
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00 .
Booksellers for many decades with a large general stock & specialisms of 20,000 theology, 3,500 botanical & gardening books. Outside advertised hours please telephone before visiting. A remote hillside bookshop housed in converted barns in the foothills of the Cambrians within a three acre garden project.

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Plurabelle Books
Unit 8, Restwell House
Coldhams Road 
CAMBRIDGE  Cambridgeshire  CB1 3EW   map
tel: 01223 415671  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Friday 10.00 - 4.00.
We have 45,000 second-hand books, some venerable and showing it, others untouched. We specialise in academic books, but there's something for everybody, from the practical to the farcical, bestsellers to rare first editions. We buy and sell books; browsers are welcome, online or otherwise, though it's best to phone before visiting us.

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RSPCA Bookshop
188 Mill Road
CAMBRIDGE  Cambridgeshire  CB1 3LP   map
tel: 01223 212 644  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00, Sundays 11.15 - 6.00.
Secondhand and antiquarian books. Mostly donated by the local academic community so cover a changing variety of subjects. We aim to move 100 fresh items onto the shop floor daily. All profits support RSPCA Cambridge. Sales area now extended over two rooms. This may mean some congestion when large quantities of books have been donated.

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Skoob
66 The Brunswick
BLOOMSBURY  London  WC1N 1AE   map
tel: 020 7278 8760  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.30 - 8.00 (and Bank Holidays), Sunday 10.30 - 6.00.
London's broadest selection of secondhand academic books, the UK's widest range in philosophy and large collections of modern literature, art, history, politics, economics, classics, science and technology.

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St Philip's Books
82 St Aldates
OXFORD  Oxfordshire  OX1 1RA   map
tel: 01865 202182  fax: 01865 202184  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
Specialists in academic, humanities, theology, history, philosophy, literature and art.

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Stacks Secondhand Bookshop
67 Comber Road
DUNDONALD  Co. Down  BT16 2AE   map
tel: 028 9048 6880
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 6.00.
Very large general secondhand stock including academic and scholarly books.

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The Book Annex
18 Church Street
HARWICH  Essex  C012 3DS   map
tel: 01255 551667  e-mail
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00 & Sunday 2.00 - 5.00.
Academic stock with particularly strong areas in the visual arts, science, history, film and media. Over 18000 books, principally published in the last five years. Stock can be viewed on our website. We welcome visitors but if coming a distance please phone first.

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The Border Reader Bookshop
Old Melrose Furniture Studio
Ravenswood 
MELROSE  Roxburghshire  TD6 9DF   map
e-mail  web
Open: 7 days 11.00 - 5.00
Small but select range of secondhand books; quality fiction and poetry, academic and general non-fiction, with an emphasis on philosophy, literary/ cultural theory, and history, plus classical CDs. Beautiful off road setting, with cafe, antiques, gifts and furniture showrooms on site.

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The Porter Bookshop
227 Sharrow Vale Road
SHEFFIELD  South Yorkshire  S11 8ZE   map
tel: 0114 266 7762
A good quality stock leaning towards the academic and including the humanities, literature and philosophy.

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Undercover Books
Loose's Fleamarket
23-25 Magdalen Street 
NORWICH  Norfolk  NR3 1LP   map
tel: 07745 924388  e-mail
Open: Monday - Saturday:- 10.00- - 5.30, Sunday 11.00 - 4 .00.
A large and ever-changing selection of modern period 'classic' fiction in hardback and paerback, crime, sci-fi, 'pulp', horror. A good children's selection including early Puffin and pictorial board books are always in stock. Art books and hard-to-find titles in various genres. A solid travel section and a number of antiquarian books. Local interest, of course, and academic books too.

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Waterstone's Booksellers
82 Gower Street
BLOOMSBURY  London  WC1E 6EQ   map
tel: 020 7636 1577  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 8.30 - 9.00, Sunday 12.00 - 6.00.
Large remaindered academic stock and a small selection of secondhand titles.

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