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Secondhand and Antiquarian Bookshops in the UK 2018
Open at advertised times
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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 your Bookshop here
Unit 4 Spencer Ind Estate
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.
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.
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.
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.
34 Arwenack Street
FALMOUTH Cornwall TR11 3JB map
tel: 01326 211252 e-mail web
Specialising in maritime, Cornish history, art, military history, aviation and transportation. We also have fiction, classics, poetry, plays and some much more quirky and rare titles. Our main speciality is kindness, smiling and the human touch something missing from clicking on a mouse
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.
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.
Daisyroots Books Ltd
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.
Final Chapter Books
The Broadway Centre
WOODHALL SPA Lincolnshire LN10 6ST map
tel: 01526 354501 e-mail web
Open: Monday & Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday 11.30 - 3.30.
Good selection of secondhand (and occasionally new) books. Specialising in Aviation books and gifts.
Fleur De Lys
5 St. John's Place
(next to Kilvert's Inn)
HAY-ON-WYE Powys HR3 5BN map
tel: 07792 545675 fax: 01874 665487 e-mail
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.00.
35 years a full-time specialist in railways & transport. Selected good quality books, ephemera, models, railwayana, and small collectibles. A spotter's paradise! Similar always wanted - can travel worldwide. Also some antiques.
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.
DINGWALL Ross-shire IV15 9JY map
tel: 07580 291 856 e-mail web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.00.
A specialist stock of 2,000 aviation books including gliding, aviation in the north, military and other aspects of flight and flying. Also a broad range of general non-fiction books on subjects including history, biography, military history, maritime, mountaineering, Scottish and local history.
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.
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.
Keel Row Books
11 Fenwick Terrace
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.
Lewes Book Centre
38 Cliffe High Street
LEWES East Sussex BN7 2AN map
tel: 01273 487053 web
Open: Monday - Friday 10.30 - 3.30, closed Wednesday, Saturday 10.30 - 5.00.
General secondhand books and specialist military and aviation stock.
Finchingfield Antique Centre
FINCHINGFIELD Essex CM7 4JX map
tel: 01245 361609 e-mail
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 4.30
A balanced selection of stock, that will usually include at least one shelf each of aviation, military, gardening, biography and fiction. Plus 2 or 3 shelves of local history/topography.
9 Bevan Street East
LOWESTOFT Suffolk NR32 2AA map
tel: 07710 764175 e-mail
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 9.30 - 4.30
Approx 8000 hardback books, specialising in non-fiction especially maritime, aviation, and transport.
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.
43 Northumberland Place
TEIGNMOUTH Devon TQ14 8DE map
tel: 01626 775436 web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00, Sunday 11.00 - 3.00 in 'Summer'. Otherwise, Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 4.00.
Wide ranging stock in used, out of print and new books. Comprehensive range of Railway, Aviation and Maritime with associated ephemera, and local authors / interest. Close to seafront and famous River Beach with views to Dartmoor. Ample parking nearby and cafe opposite. Also visit our Book stall ' Badger's Books' at Sidwell Street Market , Exeter (weather permitting).
20 Trinity Church Square
RICHMOND North Yorkshire DL10 4QN map
Open: 7 days 10.15 - 4.15 including Summer & Spring Bank Holidays.
Military, general & local history, aviation, maritime, mountaineering, travel, field sports, transport, Folio Society, crime fiction, Sci-fi & fantasy, classics, literature, poetry and childrens' books.
17 High Street
WAKEFIELD West Yorkshire WF4 5AB map
tel: 01924 278811 e-mail web
Open: Monday - Saturday 8.30 - 5.30.
Our stock reflects the diversity of interests in the town of Horbury where we are situated, with the best of new and collectable titles always on display. Whilst we have a good general stock and cater for children of all ages, we specialise in local history of the West Yorkshire area and always have a range of interesting titles available.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Aviation Bookshop
31-33 Vale Road
TUNBRIDGE WELLS Kent TN1 1BS map
tel: 01892 539284 fax: 01892 539597 e-mail web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.00.
For over 50 years we have stocked literature on the subject of aviation in all its aspects. Parking is available in the multi-story car park opposite the shop. The shop is situated in the centre of town about 200 yards from the main line station: Tunbridge Wells on the Charing Cross Line.
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.
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.
Treasure Chest Books
61 Cobbold Road
FELIXSTOWE Suffolk IP11 7BH map
tel: 01394 270717 e-mail web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.00 (closed Mondays January - March).
East Anglia's Largest bookshop with something for everyone - over 60,000 books including the UK's largest stock of Transport/Shipping/Aviation Books (20,000+). Also Military, History, Art, East Anglian, Maps, Industrial History and a large stock of cheap Fiction/Classics/Childrens/Sci-Fi/Crime etc. Quality book always wanted.
Wings of War Books
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.