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Secondhand and Antiquarian Bookshops in the UK 2018

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Appointment necessary

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Acanthophyllum Books
"Tadorna"
243 Pensby Road  Heswall 
WIRRAL  Merseyside  CH61 5UA   map
tel: 0151 342 8287  e-mail  web
Open: Monday to Sunday inclusive 10.00 - 4.00, by appointment only.
I deal primarily in Natural History (including Geology), Garden History and especially Botany and Ecology. Visitors to my book room are welcome with a prior appointment. I regularly exhibit at PBFA book fairs in York, Haydock, Cambridge and elsewhere.

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Arthur Probsthain
41 Great Russell Street
BLOOMSBURY  London  WC1B 3PE   map
tel: 020 7636 1096  e-mail
Open: Monday - Friday 9.30 - 5.30 Saturday 12.00 - 4.00.
We stock a selection of great classics and also new books which have just been published. Each country or subject is separated which makes it an enjoyable browse. At our main branch we focus on art, (painting, architecture, ceramics, etc) music, film, religion, languages, literature and culture from China, Japan, South-east Asia, The Middle East, Africa, India and South Asia.

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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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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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Bernard Quaritch Ltd
40 South Audley Street
MAYFAIR  London  W1K 2PR   map
tel: 020 7297 4888  e-mail  web
Founded in 1847, we deal in rare books, manuscripts and photographs. Our specialist fields include English literature, travel, science, travel, human science, art, architecture and Islamica.

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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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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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Book
17 Merrial Street
NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME  Staffordshire  ST5 9AE   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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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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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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Books on the Park
749 Ecclesall Rd
SHEFFIELD  South Yorkshire  S11 8TG   map
tel: 0114 266 6364  e-mail
Open: Monday & Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.30, Sunday 11.00 - 4.00.
Books on the Park moved to new, larger, premises in February 2012: art, design architecture, fiction, graphic novels, poetry, lit. crit., philosophy, religion, mythology and lore, history and politics, transport, cookery, children's, Folio Society , natural history, local, (including walking guides), languages, science, maths, psychology, sociology and cultural studies, education, music (inc. sheet music, CDs and vinyl), humour and antiquarian.

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Brighton Books
18 Kensington Gardens
BRIGHTON  East Sussex  BN1 4AL   map
tel: 01273 693 845
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 6.00.
Large general stock and particularly art, architecture and illustrated.

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Broadhursts of Southport Ltd
5-7 Market Street
SOUTHPORT  Merseyside  PR8 1HD   map
tel: 01704 532064  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.30.
New books, and a very large secondhand stock covering a wide range of subjects, including the arts, architecture, children's, literature and fine books.

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Broadleaf Books
16 Monk Street
ABERGAVENNY  Monmouthshire  NP7 5NP   map
tel: 01873 857127  e-mail  web
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
Good selection of local history, natural history and just plain history. Photography, architecture and art along with cooking and gardening as well as much more. Always welcome to visit in this historic market town. Books are bought as well as sold.

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Camden Lock Books
Old Street Station
4 Saint Agnes Well  
THE CITY  London  EC1Y 1BE    map
tel: 02072 530666 02072 530 666  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Friday 8.30 - 7.00, Saturday 12.00 - 5.30.
We have a back room with great general secondhand,collectable, antiquarian, photographic, travel, fine bindings, literature, first editions, art, fashion, sport, military, ephemera, architecture, miniatures, childrens', natural history, and local history books. Camden Lock Books, located in Old Street Station, is also one of the Capitals most iconic independent new bookshops(+ dealership in ECM Jazz CDs).

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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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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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Daisyroots Books Ltd
Main Street
GRANGE-OVER-SANDS  Cumbria  LA11 6DP   map
tel: 015395 38817  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.00.
Extensive stock of collectable and contemporary titles in sought-after subjects. Over 20,000 books on two floors. Famous for fiction. Friendly, independent family business established in 1994. Book searches undertaken. Free roadside parking opposite. Town centre car park within 5 minutes walk. All major credit/debit cards accepted.

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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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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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Grove Rare Books
The Old Post Office
Bolton Abbey 
SKIPTON  North Yorkshire  BD23 6EX   map
tel: 01756 710717  e-mail  web
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
A country bookshop in an 18th Century building the on Duke of Devonshire's Yorkshire estate, within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. A wide range of books, but particularly, Yorkshire topography, angling and field sports, art and architecture, British topography, and natural history. Also antiquarian maps and prints.

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Hampton Court Emporium
52-54 Bridge Road
Hampton Court 
EAST MOLESEY  Surrey  KT8 9HA   map
tel: 01252 782201  web
Open: Open Monday - Saturday 11.00 - 5.30, Sunday from 11.00.
A mixture of good Secondhand & Antiquarian hardback books (usually about 1,000 books on view) within a 30 dealer Antique Centre. Mainly non-fiction but usually some good classics, including books on Transport, Biography, Travel, Topography, Architecture, Science, etc. Across the bridge from the Palace with a few other Antique shops close by.

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Hawkridge Books
Apartment 1
West Royd  119 Manchester Road 
SHEFFIELD  South Yorkshire  S10 5DN   map
tel: 0114 268 9393  e-mail  web
Open: 7 days10.00 - 5.00 by appointment only.
Quality stock, specialising in ornithology and natural history but with a very wide range of subjects. About 7100 books on display. Private premises but visitors very welcome to phone for an appointment.

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Henry Sotheran Ltd
2 Sackville Street
PICCADILLY  London  W1S 3DP   map
tel: 020 7439 6151  fax: 0207 434 2019  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Friday 9.30 - 6.00, Saturday 10.00 - 4.00.
Fine and rare books and prints. Specialist departments, modern first editions, children's, architecture, travel and exploration, natural history, private press, literature, sport and Churchill. Established in 1761 in York we believe we are the oldest antiquarian book business in the world.

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Inprint
The Folly
Farr's Lane 
STROUD  Gloucestershire  GL5 2HH   map
tel: 07595 591852  e-mail  web
Open: By appointment only.
After nearly 40 years our High Street shop has now closed - but that's not the end of us! The spirit of the shop is still alive and kicking at the Inprint Bookshop page on Facebook. And after a summer break, we will be back selling our usual mix of interesting old books and other printed things - on the web and elsewhere.

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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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Janette Ray
8 Bootham
YORK  North Yorkshire  YO30 7BL   map
tel: 01904 623088  e-mail  web
Open: Wednesday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
Specialist in high quality books on architecture, gardens, art and design subjects, also photography. Catalogues issued.

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John Turton
83 High Street
Willington 
CROOK  County Durham  DL15 0PE   map
tel: 01388 747600
Open: By appointment only.
General stock in shop, specialist stock of antiquarian, bindings, ecclesiastical history and architecture can be viewed by arrangement.

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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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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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Ken Spelman Books Ltd
70 Micklegate
YORK  North Yorkshire  YO1 6LF   map
tel: 01904 624414  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.30.
Books on the fine arts, architecture, garden design, literature, history, science & technology, philosophy & very many other areas. In addition to our rare and antiquarian books, we also have a rapidly changing stock of over 40,000 scholarly and interesting books on all subjects. We also hold regular art exhibitions and have a permanent gallery space.

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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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McNaughtan's Bookshop
3a - 4a Haddington Place
EDINBURGH  Midlothian  EH7 4AE   map
tel: 0131 556 5897  web
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 11.00 - 5.00
We have a large general second-hand and antiquarian stock including books on the fine arts, architecture, children's books, literature, history, music, travel, topography, natural history, cookery and gardening. Within the shop is a small gallery space with a rolling programme of exhibitions of the work of contemporary artists. The exhibition space can be rented and you are referred to our website for terms and conditions.

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Minster Gate Bookshop
8 Minster Gates
YORK  North Yorkshire  YO1 7HL   map
tel: 01904 621812  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.30, Sunday 11.00 -12.30 & 1.30 -5.00.
Books on art and architecture, philosophy, theology, music, travel, history, local guidebooks, from leather binding to paperback. Old prints, maps and engravings are also stocked.

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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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Pen'rallt Gallery Bookshop
Pen'rallt Street
MACHYNLLETH  Powys  SY20   map
tel: 01654 700559  e-mail
Open: Monday - Wednesday & Friday 10.00 - 6.00, Saturday 10.00 - 4.00.
Mostly non-fiction, 25% new, specialising in photography, with the arts, environment, topography, natural history, illustrated and children's books. We order new books and search for used for customers. We also exhibit photography and book illustration work. We organise book related events for each first Thursday of the month. We do not sell on the internet.

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Peter J. Hadley Bookseller ABA ILAB
132 Corve Street
LUDLOW  Shropshire  SY8 2PG   map
tel: 01568 368937  e-mail
Open: Friday & Saturday 10.00 - 4.00.
Lots of architecture, art and history as well as other subjects as they come along. A bargain book trolley with all items at £1 will be outside. Despite being the British Isles smallest bookshop, there will always be new items on display.

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Porth Mawr Book Cave
42 High Street
CAERNARFON  Gwynedd  LL55 1RH   map
tel: 01286 678010   e-mail
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.00.
Situated within the Ancient Walls of Caernarfon Castle. Vintage and New Jewellery on the Ground Floor. The Book Cave in the underground Dungeons offers an interesting cross section of Antiquarian Books.

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R J Caffrey Books
The Square
KINTBURY  Berkshire  RG17 9UP   map
tel: 01488 658 788  e-mail  web
Open: Wednesday - Saturday 10.00 - 6.00 or by appointment.
Good general stock, Modern European and Military History, the Ancient World (Greek and Latin texts and translations always available), Art History, Photography, Architecture, Topography, Catholicism, Plays, Poetry and Irish interest (Literature, History and Culture).

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Sedgeberrow Books
25 High Street
PERSHORE  Worcestershire  WR10 1AA   map
tel: 01386 751830 (anytime)  fax: 01386 751830  e-mail  web
Open: Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.00.
Located in a Grade 2* listed building, over 20000 secondhand books on most subjects, specialising in aviation, naval and maritime, military history, British and world history, and transport, over 1000 titles in each section. Extensive local history plus a selection of antiquarian titles. Large literature sections. We also stock local and fine art photographs, picture frames, photo albums and jigsaws.

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St Pauls Bookshop
26 Fossgate
YORK  North Yorkshire  YO1 9TA   map
tel: 01904 541729   fax: 01904 658790   e-mail
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.30.
New and secondhand Christian books, but also local history, music, architecture, and philosophy.

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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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The Gently Mad
2 Summer Place
EDINBURGH  Midlothian  EH3 5NR   map
tel: 0131 261 6028  e-mail  web
Open: 7 days 11.00 - 6.00.
In the shop above our bindery we hold an interesting selection of antiquarian and collectable books that cover a wide range of subjects. We always have a good selection of military, natural history, children's illustrated, transport, sports, folklore and legends, art, history and classic literature.

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This Shop Rocks
131 Brick Lane
SHOREDITCH  E16SE   map
tel: 02077 397 667  e-mail
Open: 7 days 12.00 - 6.00.
Wide range, we have useful books, many on theatre, films, art, cookery, etc. A small bookshop but carefully picked and packed.

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Tindley and Everett
4 Cecil Court
CHARING CROSS  London  WC2N 4HE   map
tel: 020 7240 2161  fax: 020 7379 1062  
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.30 - 5.00.
Twentieth Century first editions and architecture. PBFA member.

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Toby English
6 St. Marys Street
WALLINGFORD  Oxfordshire  OX10 0EL   map
tel: 01491 836389  e-mail  web
Open: By appointment only.
Visitors are welcome by appointment, please phone in advance. There are in stock thousands of second-hand, rare and scholarly books on many subjects but especially Art, Architecture, Children's and Illustrated Books, Travel, Literature and History.

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