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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
Barry McKay Rare Books
APPLEBY-IN-WESTMORLAND Cumbria CA16 6XT map
tel: 017683 52282 e-mail web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
5000 books mainly on the Arts & History of the Book; and a good stock of Antiquarian Books including many Provincial Printings. Saturday Afternoons are a bit iffy and a definite no-no on international rugby afternoons, so please phone first.
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.
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.
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).
Dagfields Craft Centre
NANTWICH Cheshire CW5 7LG map
tel: 01270 841594 or 07712 046873 e-mail web
Open: 7 days 11.30 - 5.00.
General secondhand books, and particularly railways, military and crime, postcards and ephemera. Also LPs & CDs. There are also numerous book shelves all around the massive buildings.
NORWICH Norfolk NR2 1PQ map
tel: 01603 626113 e-mail
Open: 7 days 9.00 - 5.30 (10.30 - 4.30 on Sunday).
Two shops with departments for remainders, secondhand and also new. Secondhand and antiquarian books about Norfolk, Suffolk & The Broads. Also ephemera and prints. Members PBFA & Ephemera Society. Two adjoining shops on two floors situated on a wide foot street (twixt the open air market & the Norman Castle) in the centre of Norwich opposite HMV and within 50 metres of two Waterstones branches.
David Shacklock Books
27 High Street
DEBENHAM Suffolk IP14 6QN map
tel: 01728 861286 e-mail
Open: Tuesday 10.00 - 1.00 & 2.00 - 5.00, Friday 2.00 - 7.00, Saturday 10.00 - 4.00.
10 -12,000 general stock, antiquarian, hardback, paperback, ephemera; specialising in G.A Henty and Sabine Baring-Gould. I exhibit at bookfairs in Long Melford & Dedham.
David Thomas Motoring Books
LEDBURY Herefordshire HR8 2BZ map
tel: 01531 636313 fax: 01531 636313 e-mail web
Open: Usually Monday - Friday 9.30 - 2.30, but please phone ahead if travelling as I may be away at a show or an auction.
Motoring and motor racing books, sales brochures, automobilia, ephemera. Mostly out-of-print, some new. Items bought.
DOOLIN Co. Clare
tel: (0) 65 707 4449 e-mail web
Open: Monday - Saturday (March to November), December - February ring ahead.
A good stock of out of print and unusual books, specialising in Irish interest, English and American literature, travel, children's, biographies etc. Also a stall of classic and modern paperbacks for the backpacker, paper memorabilia and postcards for ephemera collectors.
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.
Focus on the Past Antique Centre
25 Waterloo Street
BRISTOL BS8 4BT map
tel: 0117 973 8080
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.30, Sunday 11.00 - 5.00.
From 30th September 2016 I will be moving out of Focus on the Past as I am moving to Cornwall. Another dealer will carry on with the selection of Bristol books. I would like to say thank you to all my lovely regular customers. I have enjoyed meeting you and will be sad to leave. I am now looking for outlets in the Penzance/St Ives area. Best wishes from Margaret Anglim.
G L Green Ltd - Naval & Maritime Books
18 Aldenham Avenue
RADLETT Hertfordshire WD7 8HX map
tel: 01923 857077 fax: 01923 857077 web
Open: Monday - Friday 9.00 - 5.00. Appointment necessary.
Stock can only be viewed by appointment. Approximately 2,500 books are on display and callers can look at the entire stock. We are always interested in purchasing books to further our stock.We are a Naval and Maritime specialist bookseller in new, used and Antiquarian books, ephemera and magazines buying and selling throughout the world.
History in Your Hands
Bygone Antiques Centre
ECCLESTON Lancashire PR7 5TZ map
tel: 07722 084314 e-mail
Open: 7 days 10.00 - 5.30.
Specialising in quality and unusual railway and transport books. Also industrial history/ mining and local history. Ephemera on the same subjects. In a huge antiques centre in a former mill building. There is a café.
STROUD Gloucestershire GL5 2HH map
tel: 07595 591852 e-mail web
Open: By appointment only.
After nearly 40 years our High Street shop has closed but its spirit is alive and kicking on Facebook. In 2019 you can find us at Churchdown Book Fair on the first Sunday in the month and Circa Antique & Collectables Fair on the first Monday in the month. Expect interesting old books, maps, posters and other printed things.
9 Main Street
ATHLONE Co. Westmeath
tel: 090 6494151 e-mail
Open: Thursday - Saturday 10.30 - 6.00.
I sell secondhand, antiquarian and a few new books. I also sell original documents, photographs, ephemera and a few select paintings. Whilst I stock books of all sorts there is an emphasis towards Irish Writers, Irish History, Local History, and Irish language books.
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.
Ken's Paper Collectables
29 High Street
NEWPORT PAGNELL Buckinghamshire MK16 8AR map
tel: 01908 210683 fax: 01908 610003 e-mail web
Open: Monday - Wednesday & Friday 9.30 - 5.00, Saturday 9.30 - 400, closed Thursday.
I don't sell books anymore, just printed ephemera and periodicals.
Matthew Nutt Books
25 Market Place
CIRENCESTER Gloucestershire GL7 2NX map
tel: 01285 644214 (Antiques Centre), 07813705 e-mail web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.00, Sunday 11.00 - 5.00.
Unit within Cirencester Arcade antiques centre. Selection of antiquarian and collectable books. Subjects include Gloucestershire, natural history, art & antiques, childrens, leather bindings, ephemera etc. New stock added at least every two weeks.
Michael Morris Antique Maps, Books and Prints
BURTON UPON TRENT Staffordshire DE13 9PQ map
tel: 01283 575344 e-mail web
Open: By appointment.
Varied stock but specialising in maps, plans, charts, atlases, prints, engravings, manuscripts and ephemera. Prices from very little to quite a lot.If you can give me an idea of your interests I may have something for you. I've been established - supplying libraries, museums, record offices, the trade and collectors - since 1993. I also buy and swap.
Old Saddlery Bookshop
56 High Street
ROBERTSBRIDGE East Sussex TN32 5AP map
tel: 01580 880631 e-mail
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 1.00 and 2.15 - 5.00. Closed Wednesday.
Secondhand books covering most subjects as well as some printed ephemera.
Past and Present Books
COLEFORD Gloucestershire GL16 7QN map
tel: 01594 833347 e-mail
Open: Thursday & Friday 2.00 - 5.30 or by appiontment.
Secondhand and antiquarian books and ephemera on the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire and surrounding counties.
Peter Lyons Books
11 Imperial Square
CHELTENHAM Gloucestershire GL50 1QB map
tel: 01242 260345
Open: Wednesday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
The Cotswolds newest secondhand bookshop is in the centre of Cheltenham, just off the Promenade and opposite the Town Hall. Specialists in collectable children's books, art books and modern first editions. Good general stock as well as ephemera, magazines, vinyl and postcards.
Picaresque Books & Galerie Fantoosh
55 High Street
DINGWALL Ross-shire IV15 9HL map
tel: 01349 863140 e-mail
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
We have now moved to much larger premises allowing us to stock a range of older and rarer books as well as some locally published New books. These are then complimented by a range of maps as well as local crafts etc.
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).
R and R Books
STROUD Gloucestershire GL5 2HL map
tel: 01453 755788 e-mail web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.30.
Wide range of secondhand books, magazines, comics, and ephemera. Includes mind, body & spirit, esoteric, art & craft, literature, poetry & plays. Good selection of paperback fiction including classics - modern & 19th century, crime/detective, science fiction, fantasy, and children's.
The Antiquarian Book Company
49 Hampstead Road
BRIGHTON East Sussex BN1 5NG map
tel: 01273 389526 e-mail web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.00 by appointment.
I have a small stock of publishers' bindings in paper and cloth, early dust jackets and some crime fiction especially bibliomysteries. I also buy and sell manuscripts, maps, photograph albums and ephemera. I sell at book fairs, see my website for details. I am not on abe books. Visitors by appointment only.
The Black Cat Bookshop
Stall A19 & A20
LEICESTER Leicestershire LE1 5HQ map
tel: 0116 2512756 e-mail web
Open: Wednesday only 8.00 - 300.
Stock on display is mostly paperback fiction but other items by arrangement. Specialities include children's collectable authors & illustrated books, crime fiction, Leicestershire & Rutland books and ephemera , etc. Regularly exhibiting at book fairs across the UK and vast stocks of books available by worldwide mail order service.
The Book Barge
Our usual mooring is:
The Promenade Barton Marina
BARTON UNDER NEEDWOOD Staffordshire DE13 8DZ map
tel: 07946 605324 e-mail web
Open: See website for times and locations.
The Book Barge comprises a mix of new and secondhand fiction that tries to reflect the very best of contemporary, classic and children's literature. Books have been carefully selected to offer a quality alternative to high street bestseller lists including, among others, specialist sections exploring topical issues, titular oddities and travel ephemera.
The Bookshop on the Heath Ltd
74 Tranquil Vale
BLACKHEATH London SE3 0BW map
tel: 020 8852 4786 e-mail web
Open: Monday & Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 11.00 - 5.30, Saturday 10.00 - 6.00, Sunday 11.00 - 5.00.
A wonderful and varied selection of fine, old & rare hardback books plus original posters, prints, postcards, football programmes, ephemera and 100s of cheap paperbacks at 3 for £5. Specialist areas: Local history, Children's books & James Bond first editions. "An absolutely fabulous bookshop!" (The Independent: Britain's 50 Best Bookshops)
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.
The New Gloucester Antiques Centre
26 Westgate Street
GLOUCESTER Gloucestershire GL1 2NG map
tel: 07484 073364 web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00, Sunday 11.00 - 5.00.
Two booksellers, a railwayana dealer and a stamp, postcard and ephemera specialist.
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.
Tilleys Vintage Magazine Shop
281 Shoreham Street
SHEFFIELD South Yorkshire S1 4SS map
tel: 0114 2752442 fax: 07939 066872 e-mail web
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 4.30.
Vintage magazines, comics, annuals, programs, prints, cigarette cards, postcards and ephemera.
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.
Vanessa Parker Rare Books
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.
Wayne the Book Guy
24 Prudhoe Street
NORTH SHIELDS Tyne and Wear NE29 6QX map
tel: 07760 251278 e-mail web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 4.00.
Second hand, loved books and collectables. Both fiction and non fiction. All genres and tastes. Now moved to the Wilbury Inn Cafe. Enjoy a cuppa with your book!