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Secondhand and Antiquarian Bookshops in the UK 2018

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 Open at advertised times
Phone before travelling
Appointment necessary

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A and Y Cumming Ltd
84 High Street
LEWES  East Sussex  BN7 1XN   map
tel: 01273 472319
Open: Wednesday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
Very large stock including travel, fine bindings, art & illustrated, literature, natural history and topography.

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Avril's books at Farfield
Farfield Mill
Garsdale Road 
SEDBERGH  Cumbria  LA10 5LW   map
tel: 07967 638503  e-mail
Open: By appointment
Specialist stock of Craft, Textile, Needlework, Fine & Applied Arts subjects.

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Barnacle Books
Letterboy
KESH  Co. Fermanagh  BT93 0DF   map
tel: 07816 610875  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.00. Outside these hours by appointment.
Barnacle Books, specialising in out-of-print and secondhand books relating to Ireland, modern first editions and early Angling titles. Fine books on these subjects always wanted. Whilst most of our business is by mail order visitors are always welcome to come and browse in the Bookroom.

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Barry McKay Rare Books
Kingstone House
Battlebarrow 
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.

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Beckham Books
Chilton Mount
Newton Road 
SUDBURY  Suffolk  CO10 2RS   map
tel: 01787 373 683  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.00.
16000 books on shelves in a purpose-made bookstore and bindery. Specialists in theology, local history and leather bindings. We are not a shop but you are welcome to browse our stock if you are passing. Please call first in case I'm out for a walk with the dogs!

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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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Blackwell's Rare Books
48-51 Broad Street
OXFORD  Oxfordshire  OX1 3BQ   map
tel: 01865 333555  e-mail  web
Open: Monday & Wednesday - Saturday 9.00 - 6.00, Tuesday 9.30 - 6.00.
Blackwell's Rare Books buys and sells rare and collectable books in all fields, especially modern first editions, private press and antiquarian books on subjects from literature and philosophy to medicine and topography, including early printing and fine bindings.

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Book Stalls
35-40 Central Market
Sincil Street 
LINCOLN  Lincolnshire  LN5 7ET   map
tel: 01522 873403  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 4.00.
Three books stalls, Full Circle Books (paperback fiction), Shane Chapman Books(non-fiction, first editions, bindings and antiquarian) & Unicorn Tree Books (new and secondhand books on a variety of subjects, particularly Christian). See market website above for more details

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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 Beyond Words
(Julian Nangle - Bookseller)
25 High East Street 
DORCHESTER  Dorset  DT1 1EZ   map
tel: 01305 261186 or 07758 617149  e-mail
Open: Wednesday - Saturday 10.30 - 5.30.
Full of first editions, children’s books, some rare maps, illustrated books, an extensive collection of art books and some fine press books.

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Bow Windows Bookshop
175 High Street
LEWES  East Sussex  BN7 1YE   map
tel: 01273 480780  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.00.
We buy and sell old, rare and fine books on many subjects, as well as maps. Much of our stock is attractively displayed in our shop, and we have a special emphasis on books in overall excellent condition.

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Brian P. Martin Antiquarian and Collectors' Books
Christique
11 West Street 
DORKING  Surrey  RH4 1BL   map
tel: 01428 682567 or 07773112101  e-mail
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
A large stock of good quality books on many subjects, including Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, London and other topography, naval & military, sports, fine bindings, poetry, literature, children's, history and much much more. Christique has an excellent cafe and nearby parking.

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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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By The Book
201 King Street
Castle Douglas  Kirkcudbrightshire  DG7 1DT   map
tel: 01556 503338  e-mail
Open: Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 5.00.
General stock, small but friendly.

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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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Cameron House Books
Dimbola Lodge
Terrace Lane 
FRESHWATER  Isle of Wight  PO40 9QE   map
tel: 01983 754960
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 4.00.
Shop within an historic building which was once the home of Julia Margaret Cameron. Stock of fine and rare illustrated books and first editions.

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Candle Lane Books
28 Princess Street
SHREWSBURY  Shropshire  SY1 1LW   map
tel: 01743 365301
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 9.30 - 4.00, Thursday 9.30 - 12.30,
Rare books, first editions, bindings, literature and local topography.

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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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Cheltenham Rare Books
12 Imperial Square
CHELTENHAM  Gloucestershire  GL50 1QB   map
tel: 01242 361594  e-mail
Open: Wednesday - Saturday 10.00 - 4.00.
A wide range of rare and collectible literature and illustrated works. Emphasis on condition and quality. Books bought on all subjects. Located next door to Peter Lyons Books - one journey, two shops!

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Classic Bindings Limited
61 Cambridge Street
PIMLICO  London  SW1V 4PS   map
tel: 0207 834 5554  fax: 0207 630 6632  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Friday 10.00 - 5.00.
Complete sets and individual volumes of rare books and antique books featuring classic bindings published from the 16th to 19th century.

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Cooper Hay Rare Books
185a Bath Street
GLASGOW  Lanarkshire  G2 4HU   map
tel: 0141 221 3922  fax: 0141 221 3922  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Friday 10.00 - 5.30, Saturday by appointment.
Quality secondhand and antiquarian books, particularly art, literature, illustrated, children's, bindings and Scottish books.

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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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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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Daniel Crouch Rare Books
4 Bury Street
ST JAMES'S  London  SW1Y 6AB   map
tel: 020 7042 0240  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Friday 10.00 - 6.00, Saturday by appointment.
Specialist dealers in antique atlases, maps, plans, sea charts and voyages dating from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Our carefully selected stock also includes a number of fine prints and globes, and a selection of cartographic reference books.

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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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Foster's Bookshop
183 Chiswick High Road
CHISWICK  London  W4 2DR   map
tel: 020 8995 2768  e-mail  web
Open: Monday to Saturday 10.30 to 5.30, Sunday 11.00 - 5.00.
Fine books and bindings, children's, illustrated, arts and literature. Pay and display parking at the front of the shop. Only 5 minutes from Turnham Green Station on the District Line.

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G David Bookseller
16 St. Edward's Passage
CAMBRIDGE  Cambridgeshire  CB2 3PJ   map
tel: 01223 354619
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.00.
Secondhand and antiquarian books, particularly literature, illustrated, children's, natural history and fine bindings.

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George Bayntun
Manvers Street
BATH  Somerset  BA1 1JW   map
tel: 01225 466000  fax: 01225 482122  e-mail  web
The bookshop specialises in fine leather bindings, mostly English literature, illustrated books and poetry, in first or fine editions. In the bindery, fifteen craftsmen and women bind and restore books from all over the world.

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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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Holybourne Rare Books
7 Market Street
ALTON  Hampshire  GU34 1HA   map
tel: 01420 82808  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 4.00.
Modern first editions, antiquarian books and fine bindings.

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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 closed but its spirit is alive and kicking on Facebook. In the run-up to Christmas visit us at Churchdown Book Fair, November 4th & December 2nd and Circa Antique & Collectables Fair, November 5th & December 3rd. Expect interesting old books, maps, posters and other printed things.

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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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Jabberwock Books
14-16 St. Lawrence Street
HORNCASTLE  Lincolnshire  LN9 5BJ   map
tel: 01507 522112  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 4.30.
Stock covers most areas, with substantial sections of literature, poetry, art, travel and history. Books range from the rare and antiquarian to the newly-published (the latter usually for sale in fine condition at half their new price or less). Established 20 years and expanded in 2006. Occupies two adjoining buildings, steeped in Horncastle's past. (History shelves backed by Roman Wall).

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Jasper Jennings Antique Prints
38 Whittington Court
Aylmer Road 
HIGHGATE  London  N2 0BT   map
tel: 07832 177378  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 7.00.
Historical, decorative and topographical British & European prints published c. 1650-1900. Printed sporting collectables, especially cricket. Former Associate Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association (ABA). We are pleased to offer valuations for private, institutional and corporate clients, expert advice and commission buying, also collection disposal and cataloguing services.

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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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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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Kellow Books
21 High Street
CHIPPING NORTON  Oxfordshire  OX7 5AD   map
tel: 79188 82185  e-mail
Open: Monday - Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10.00 - 4.00.
General Bookshop.Topography Military, Fine Bindings Children's etc, about 10000 books. We Have moved to the ground floor of 21 high street Behind the Pie Shop (More Room).

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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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Kernaghan Books
The Bluecoat
School Lane 
LIVERPOOL  Merseyside  L1 3BX   map
tel: 0151 703 9077  e-mail  web
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10.30 - 5.00
Large general stock of collectible, fine and unusual books with particular interest in Irish, Private Press, Natural history, local history and travel.

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King's Bookshop
91-93 Main Street
CALLANDAR  Perthshire  FK17 8BQ   map
tel: 01877 339449
Open: 7 days, usually 9.00 - 7.00.
Large general stock, Scottish books, poetry, history and fine bindings. Garden at rear with plant sales.

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Kirkland Books
The Antiques Emporium
Unit 8  Dockray Hall Mill 
KENDAL  Cumbria  LA9 4RU   map
tel: 0800 8806248  e-mail  web
Open: 7 days 10.00 - 5.00.
Specialising in the history and topography of Cumberland and Westmorland, Alfred Wainwright, Arthur Ransome, mountaineering and railways, plus a general stock. Collectable books over 3 floors with nearby parking. Fine condition collectable books bought for excellent prices, especially within our specialisms.

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Knightcross Books
48 Halifax Place
Lacemarket 
NOTTINGHAM  Nottinghamshire  NG1 1QN   map
tel: 07840 528206  e-mail
Open: 7 days 9.00 - 9.00.
Antiquarian, fine bindings, literature, topography, travel. I have about 1,000 items in stock. I am familiar with every Item and can respond to email or phone enquiries at once. Prices range from about £15 to £4,000.

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Leominster Books
Book Room
The Secondhand Warehouse and Antiques Centre  New Street 
LEOMINSTER  Herefordshire  HR6 8DR   map
tel: 01568 614114  e-mail
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.30.
On the first floor of this large Antiques Centre. A good selection of secondhand and antiquarian books on all subjects. New stock added regularly.

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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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Marlborough Rare Books Ltd
1 Clement's Lane
THE CITY  London  EC4N 7HB   map
tel: 020 7493 6993  web
Open: Monday - Friday 9.30 - 5.30.
Antiquarian, English literature, illustrated and bindings.

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Matthew Nutt Books
Cirencester Arcade
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.

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Maynard and Bradley
1 Royal Arcade
Silver Street 
LEICESTER  Leicestershire  LE1 5YW   map
tel: 0116 253 2712
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.30.
Fine books, maps and prints on all subjects.

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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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Newlyn Books
Captain Cutters House
52 Chapel Street 
PENZANCE  Cornwall  TR18 4AF   map
tel: 07951 601 851
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
A general secondhand bookshop but concentrating on local books, art & design, illustrated books & fine bindings. Shop now shared with daughter Holly who sells paper goods & bound journals etc. under the name "Endpaper".

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Paul Haynes Rare Books
Rock House
Newport Street 
HAY-ON-WYE  Powys  HR3 5BG   map
tel: 07881 922916  e-mail  web
Open: By Appointment
A small stock of quality antiquarian and rare books. A member of the ABA and ILAB, exhibiting regularly at Book Fairs internationally.

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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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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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Peter Harrington
100 Fulham Road
CHELSEA  London  SW3 6HS   map
tel: 020 7591 0220  fax: 020 7225 7054  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 6.00.
First editions and bound sets, voyages, travel, atlases, maps, colour plate and natural history, Illustrated first editions of children's books, fine bindings and fore-edge paintings.

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Peter Harrington
43 Dover Street
MAYFAIR  London   W1S 4FF   map
tel: 020 3763 3220  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Friday 10.00 - 7.00, Saturday 10.00 - 6.00.
We specialise in selling and buying the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings and library sets.

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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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Robert Frew Ltd
8 Thurloe Place
SOUTH KENSINGTON  London  SW7 2RX   map
tel: 0207 590 6650  fax: 0207 590 6651  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Friday 10.00 - 6.00 Saturday 11.00 - 5.00.
We deal in most areas of antiquarian books with an emphasis on travel, colour plate, illustrated books, atlases, fine literary sets and bindings.

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Rye Old Books
7 Lion Street
RYE  East Sussex  TN31 7LB   map
tel: 01797 225410  e-mail
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.30 - 5.30 & Sunday 1.00 - 5.00. (Phone to confirm in winter. Shop closes for annual holidays.)
General stock, something for everyone, from 50 pence to £3000. Childrens' illustrated, fine bindings, Irish interest literature. Our thirteenth year in business. We search for books at the most competitive price. We post to all corners of the earth.

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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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Sims Reed
43a Duke Street
ST JAMES'S  London  SW1Y 6DD   map
tel: 020 7493 566  fax: 020 7493 5660  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Friday 10.30 - 6.00.
Art reference and fine illustrated books.

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Stephen Rench
Unit 8
Blackwell Business Park 
SHIPSTON ON STOUR  Warwickshire  CV36 4PE   map
tel: 01608 682224  e-mail  web
Open: By appointment.
A specialized stock of around 4000 books concentrating on Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire topography, also Shakespeare, the Middle Hill Press, fine bindings, miscellaneous antiquarian + books about books. Some prints, drawings, watercolours, maps + manuscripts are also available. Catalogues issued. Visitors to the office are welcome - please contact me first as I am often out buying books.

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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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Taikoo Books Ltd
46 Bootham
YORK  North Yorkshire  YO30 7BZ   map
tel: 01904 641213
Open: Monday - Friday 10.00 - 5.30.
Fine antiquarian and scholarly out-of-print stock on Africa and the Orient, especially Middle East and Central Asia.

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Tarrington Books
Shire Cottage
TARRINGTON  Herefordshire  HR1 4EU   map
tel: 01432 890746  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Friday 10.00 - 6.00, appointment necessary.
Thousands of antiquarian and collectable books in stock including crime fiction, signed first editions, vintage Penguin paperbacks, military, history, theology, engineering and quality fine bindings. New stock added every month. We primarily trade online but browsers are more than welcome by appointment.

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Temple Rare Books
Paternoster Farm
107 Cassington Road  Yarnton 
OXFORD  Oxfordshire  OX5 1QB   map
tel: 01865 451940  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Friday 8.00 - 4.30.
Antiquarian, bindings, children's, illustrated, travel - prices from £50.

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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.

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The Antique Map and Bookshop
32 High Street
PUDDLETOWN  Dorset  DT2 8RU   map
tel: 01305 848633  fax: 01305 848992  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.00
Miscellaneous stock of antiquarian and good quality second-hand books. Specialities: 19th.century literature, esp.G.A.Henty, H.Rider Haggard, Thomas Hardy, H.G.Wells, A.C.Doyle. Also Travel/ Fine Bindings/ Illustrated books. Established in 1976. Members of ABA and PBFA. Puddletown is just outside Dorchester on the A35 to Bournemouth.

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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 9.30 - 4.30, 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 1000s of cheap paperbacks at 3 for £5. Specialist areas: Local history, Childrens books & James Bond first editions. We always have a big sale twice a year January & July. "An absolutely fabulous bookshop!" (The Independent: Britain's 50 Best Bookshops)

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The Eagle Bookshop
103 Castle Road
BEDFORD  Bedfordshire  MK40 3QP   map
tel: 01234 269295  e-mail  web
Open: Monday to Saturday 10.00 - 5.30.
A very large shop, with rooms devoted to history, the arts, the sciences, mathematics, literature and general / antiquarian books. Our prices range from £5 upwards on the shelves, with bargain trollies outside when the weather is fine. Established in 1991, our shop has been expanding ever since - recently into the neighbouring property. We like buying books!

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The Frome Bookshop
18 King Street
FROME  Somerset  BA11 1BH   map
tel: 01373 473964  e-mail  web
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.00 and first Sunday of the month.
Hand picked books on subjects including ornithology and British wildlife, children's illustrated books, fine bindings, literature, art and first editions. Books bought & sold.

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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 Haunted Bookshop
9 St. Edwards Passage
CAMBRIDGE  Cambridgeshire  CB2 3PJ   map
tel: 01223 312913  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
Antiquarian and secondhand, with occasional new. Children's titles, mainly twentieth century. A few local history books, bindings, poetry and literature. We buy selectively in all the above areas and mail to anywhere in the world.

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The Idler
37 High Street
 Hadleigh 
IPSWICH  Suffolk  IP7 5AF   map
tel: 01473 827752
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.00, Wednesday 9.30 - 1.00.
General stock and the fine, applied and performing arts, natural history local books and poetry.

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The Junction Bookshop
73 Conway Road
LLANDUDNO JUNCTION  Conwy  LL31 9LT   map
tel: 01492 581103 / 07717 471813  web
Open: Monday - Friday 10.00 - 4.30, other times by appointment.
Good, clean collectible and antiquarian non-fiction. Particularly travel and decorative bindings.

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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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This Way Up
85b Perth Road
DUNDEE  DD1 4HZ   map
tel: 07871 563265  e-mail  web
Open: 7 days 10.00 -6.00
A curated wide-range selection of second-hand books. Our speciality is sci-fi, modern classics, poetry and philosophy books. We have a very big selection of music books and biographies. We are the only independent bookshop in Dundee. We are a bookshop and record store in one, selling vinyl, CDs, cassette tapes and dvds.

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Torc Books
9 Hall Road
SNETTISHAM  Norfolk  PE31 7LU   map
tel: 01485 541188
Open: Friday & Saturday 10.00 - 4.00.
General secondhand books and bindings.

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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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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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