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Secondhand and Antiquarian Bookshops in the UK 2019
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Barbican House Bookshop
169 High Street
LEWES East Sussex BN7 1YE map
tel: 01273 486290 e-mail web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.30, Sunday 11.00 - 5.30.
Fundraising bookshop for the Sussex Archaeological Society. New and secondhand books on history and archaeology, particularly of Lewes, Sussex and the South Downs.
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.
Happy Days Vintage Homestore
COWBRIDGE CF71 7BB map
tel: 07877 109128 e-mail web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00, Sunday 11.00 - 4.00.
Bijou Books specialise in antique and vintage books that cover from classics to history to general interest. We have a range of Folio Society books from the 1950s to the modern day, as well as rare books that date to the early 1800s. We are bookworms and want to share our passion with the world. We are small (and bijou) but we have hopefully a lot to offer too.
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.
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.
NORWICH Norfolk NR2 1PQ map
tel: 01603 626113 e-mail web
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.
Colne Bookshop Wivenhoe
51 High Street
WIVENHOE Essex CO7 9AZ map
tel: 79619 93892 e-mail web
Open: Thursday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
Fiction, history, philosophies, society, children's, food and drink,poets, playwrights, art, photography, flora fauna, travel, music. Wivenhoe's only second hand bookshop.
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.
Didsbury Village Bookshop
(Adjoining Art of Tea Cafe)
47 Barlow Moor Road Didsbury
MANCHESTER Gt. Manchester M20 6TW map
tel: 0845 521 3879 e-mail web
Open: 7 days 10.00. - 10.00.
Best, quality used-bookshop in Manchester. Surprisingly large, adjoining relaxed cafe. Best in history, fiction, philosophy, art, children's, poetry, languages, music, mysteries. Run by retired poly sci lecturer who loves good talk. Fair prices, few rare books, no junk.
Gillards Warehouse Trident Works
TEMPLE CLOUD Somerset BS39 5AZ map
tel: 01761 451365 e-mail web
Open: Appointment only Monday - Friday 8.00 - 4.00.
Antiquarian, art, Folio Society, history, private press. For an idea of the sort of stock we carry why not visit our website.
8 Gloucester Street
LEAMINGTON SPA Warwickshire CV31 1EE map
tel: 01926 886070 fax: 01926 886070 e-mail web
Open: Monday - Friday 9.00 - 5.00
A selection of antiquarian books, signed first editions and rare first editions for sale. Bookbinding service. Discuss any requirements with on site binder , John Richards, Society of Bookbinders International prize winner 2007 &2015
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.
YORK North Yorkshire YO1 9TF map
tel: 01904 641389
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
Two floors of secondhand and antiquarian books covering most subjects: academic, scholarly and popular; the Folio Society a speciality.
Harrison-Hiett at Toad Hall
WIMBORNE Dorset BH21 1HB map
tel: 01202 880487 e-mail web
Open: 7 days 10.00 - 4.00.
A wide range of sound books in a book room. Hb & Pb. Lots of maps and prints. A "Shabby Chic" antique centre.
14 Matlock Street
BAKEWELL Derbyshire DE45 1EE map
tel: 01629 815549 e-mail web
Open: 5 days, closed Tuesday and Wednesday 10.00 - 5.00.
Specialist in ornithology and natural history, but selling books in all subjects. Antiquarian and fine books. 9000 volumes of quality books. Formerly at Castleton, Derbyshire (1995-2010)
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.
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.
Lyn Valley Society Community Bookshop
LYNTON Devon EX35 6HT map
Open: Most days but less reliable in the off season.
Fundraising bookshop selling Donated books in aid of the Lyn Valley Society.
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.
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.
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.
PEEBLES EH45 8RX map
tel: 07522 934770 e-mail
Open: Wednesday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
Strong on children's collectables, also general Scottish interest, women's fiction, crime, Greyladies, Folio, social history, magazine, prints and literary gifts.
25 High Street
PERSHORE Worcestershire WR10 1AA map
tel: 01386 751830 (anytime) fax: 01386 751830 e-mail web
Open: Open: Monday - Wednesday, Friday & 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.
St Michael's Hospice Coffee & Bookstore
Unit 6-8 Station Yard
LEOMINSTER Herefordshire HR6 8TN map
tel: 01568 614 137 web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 4.00.
Situated next door to the Home and Living Store a brand new café and bookshop. Thanks to the specialist knowledge of our volunteers the store has an impressive range of military, history, transport, folio society, antiquarian and local tourism books.
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.
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.
The Book Cellar at St Richard's Hospice
11 High Street
EVESHAM Worcestershire WR11 4DA map
tel: 01386 422921 e-mail web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.00.
We have a vast selection of high quality secondhand books, catering for a wide variety of tastes. We also stock some Folio Society and old collectable books. All funds raised through sales support St Richard's Hospice.
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.
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.
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.
Unsworths Antiquarian Booksellers
16 Canterbury Road
FOLKESTONE Kent CT19 5NG map
tel: 07802 875469 e-mail web
Open: Appointment necessary.
We buy and sell collectable, rare and scholarly books from every century of printing and on all the humanities, including literature, philosophy and society, with an antiquarian focus on early printing, Greek & Latin classics, Medieval & Renaissance Europe, and British history & topography.
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.