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Secondhand and Antiquarian Bookshops in the UK 2018

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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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Bookbarrow (Frank Edwards)
City Centre Market
Market Square 
CAMBRIDGE  Cambridgeshire  CB2 3QJ   map
tel: 01223 424 429
Open: Thursday 9.00 - 4.00.
Large general stock on market stall covering most subjects. Specialising in East Anglian Topography, Esoteric, Art, Natural History,Modern First Editions available at Bookfairs. Attending P.B.F.A. fairs in East Anglia & also the monthly bookfair in Long Melford, Suffolk.

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C. Arden Bookseller
The Flat
Cranbourne House  The Pavement 
HAY-ON-WYE  Powys  HR3 5BU   map
e-mail  web
Open: By appointment
Visits by appointment and postal orders. New, secondhand and antiquarian books on natural history, the New Naturalist series, gardening, botany, entomology, ornithology and beekeeping. Catalogues issued. We are always interested in buying large or small collections of books in our specialist subjects.

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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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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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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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Lyall's Book Shop
15 Rochdale Road
TODMORDON  West Yorkshire  OL14 5AA   map
tel: 07971 806624  e-mail  web
Open: Wednesday - Sunday 11.00 - 4.30.
Intriguing and eclectic stock of over 30,000 secondhand books, large art and esoteric sections, plus a wide range of other categories with regularly updated stock. Friendly and helpful staff, browsers most welcome.

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R and R Books
Nelson Street
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.

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The Faction Bookshop
2 Leegate
LEE  London  SE12 8SS   map
tel: Unknown  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.30.
A wide range, especially strong on paperback fiction, pop culture, the cinema and TV.

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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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The Scarlet Pimpernel
25 London Road
ST LEONARDS-ON-SEA  East Sussex  TN37 6AJ   map
tel: 01424 445335
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00
General stock and the ancient Middle East, the Far East, banking and esoteric.

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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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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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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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Wild Ways
First Floor
The Buttermarket  Middlegate 
NEWARK  Nottinghamshire  NG24 1BF   map
tel: 07983 869774  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 4.00.
We are a Book and Games exchange located inside a beautiful edwardian shopping center. We stock a large range of collectable,second hand and new books, graphic novels, comics, board games, card games, jigsaws and wargaming. We are also a community hub! - Book Club - Discussion Group - Gaming Group - Workshops and Talks.

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