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Secondhand and Antiquarian Bookshops in the UK 2018

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Barbican House Bookshop
169 High Street
LEWES  East Sussex  BN7 1YE   map
tel: 01273 486290  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.30, Sunday 11.00 - 5.30.
Fundraising bookshop for the Sussex Archaeological Society. New and secondhand books on history and archaeology, particularly of Lewes, Sussex and the South Downs.

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Bennett & Kerr Books
Millhill Warehouse
Church Lane  Steventon 
ABINGDON  Oxfordshire  OX13 6SW   map
tel: 01235 820604  fax: 01235 821047  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Friday 9.30 - 5.30, Saturday less regularly. Closed for lunch.
Rare & scholarly books on the history, art, architecture, literature, philosophy and religion of the Middle Ages and Renascence, including: Byzantine, Anglo-Saxon, Viking & Islamic worlds. Warehouse in a farmyard at the far end of this picturesque medieval village. Please ring for directions and availability.

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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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Bookbane
Unit 9
Felin Fawr  Coed y Parc 
BETHESDA  Gwynedd  LL57 4YY   map
tel: 01248 600 632  e-mail
Open: 7 days 9.00 - 6.00.
25,000 books in Welsh, English & other languages. Poetry. Technical publications from the 19th & 20th centuries. Working class movement library. Shop & bindery in interesting early 19th century quarry workshop.

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Castle Books
20A Church Street
BEAUMARIS  Anglesey  LL58 8AB   map
tel: 0124 8811394 or 07835 927 541  e-mail
Castle Books has moved just a few yards to its own premises just past the Post Office and opposite the parish church. History, Welsh interest, archaeology, travel, walking, maps, natural history and rural affairs, literature, Penguins, Ladybirds, Tunnicliffe, Observers, good transport section. Ever changing stock, friendly book chat, booksearch, fair prices, books bought. Credit/debit cards accepted. The only bookshop on Anglesey. Stockist for Anglesey Antiquarian Society, Gwynedd Archaeological Trust.

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Charlie Byrne's Bookshop
Cornstore Mall
Middle Street 
GALWAY  Co. Galway 
tel: +353 (0)91 561 766  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 6.00, Sunday 12.00 - 6.00.
Located in the heart of Galway City, stocks over 100,000 bargain, new and used titles on subjects ranging from popular fiction to Irish interest to art and archaeology.

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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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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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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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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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JW Books
The Shopping Courtyard
Stratford Garden Centre Campden Road  Clifford Chambers 
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON  Warwickshire  CV37 8LW   map
tel: 01789 508031  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.30 - 5.00, Sunday 10.30 - 4.00.
Extensive range of secondhand books encompassing architecture, art, aviation, biographical, history, maritime, military, natural history, performing arts, topography, transport, travel, sports and Folio Society. Local interests: Gloucestershire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. Also Fred Archer and John Moore. Regular attendee at Churchdown Book Fair.

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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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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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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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Saltburn Bookshop
3 Amber Street
SALTBURN-BY-THE-SEA  Cleveland  TS12 1DT   map
tel: 01287 623335  e-mail
Open: Thursday - Saturday 11.00 - 1.00 & 2.00 - 4.00, but best to phone first if travelling.
Established 1977, in my name since 1989. 11,000 books in most categories: especially NE topography, crime fiction, archaeology, trains.

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Stella Books
Monmouth Road
TINTERN  Monmouthshire  NP16 6SE   map
tel: 01291 689755  fax: 01291 689998  e-mail  web
Open: 7 days 10.00 - 5.00.
A large stock of 30,000 books on all subjects, specialising in children's and illustrated, UK topography, railways and natural history. Stock available on web site.

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Stothert Old Books
Rock House Farm
Rock Lane  Burwardsley 
CHESTER  Cheshire  CH3 9 PL   map
tel: 01829 772505  e-mail  web
Open: Saturday & Sunday 11.00 - 4.00, other times by appointment.
A wide selection of antiquarian and collectable books on most subjects. A long-established book dealer in the Chester area.

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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 Topsham Bookshop
(Was Joel Segal Books)
27 Fore Street 
TOPSHAM  Devon  EX3 0HD   map
tel: 01392 877895  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.30 - 5.00, closed for lunch 1.00 - 2.00.
Our large general stock covers many areas of interest, including Devon and West Country Topography, British and World Topography, History (especially Social History and Archaeology), The Arts, Transport and English Literature. We have a large stock of fiction titles.

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The Winchester Bookshop
10a St Georges Street
WINCHESTER  Hampshire  SO23 8BG   map
tel: 01962 855630
General books, archaeology, local and British topography.

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Treasure & Relish
10 Studley Road
HARROGATE  North Yorkshire  HG1 5JU   map
tel: 01423 531 773  e-mail  web
Open: By appointment only.
New & Secondhand Books - A lot of Arts related. Also, prints & pictures. Order online from our site.

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Vanessa Parker Rare Books
Old Thatch
MULRANNY  Co. Mayo 
tel: 00353 (0)8723 39221  e-mail  web
Open: 7 days 11.00 - 6.00 July to mid September, rest of the year pot luck or appointment.
We stock a wide range of books with an emphasis on early children`s, illustrated, fine bindings & sets, antiquarian, Irish, poetry literature, history,horses & dogs, country pursuits, fishing, plus much more. See our slowly growing website for books for sale. We also stock prints wrapped ready for sale and genuine Antiques. In a very picturesque location overlooking the mountains across clew bay.

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