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Secondhand and Antiquarian Bookshops in the UK 2018

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Acanthophyllum Books
"Tadorna"
243 Pensby Road  Heswall 
WIRRAL  Merseyside  CH61 5UA   map
tel: 0151 342 8287  e-mail  web
Open: Monday to Sunday inclusive 10.00 - 4.00, by appointment only.
I deal primarily in Natural History (including Geology), Garden History and especially Botany and Ecology. Visitors to my book room are welcome with a prior appointment. I regularly exhibit at PBFA book fairs in York, Haydock, Cambridge and elsewhere.

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Age UK Book Shop
68 The Parade
Oadby 
LEICESTER  Leicestershire  LE2 5BF   map
tel: 0116 2718197  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.00.
A very varied selection of good quality second-hand books at attractive prices starting from £1. All proceeds go towards providing important services to local older people.

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Andrew Morton
11 Lion Street
BRECON  Powys  LD3 7BA   map
tel: 01874 620086
Open: Mon - Sat 9.30 - 5.30 (and Sundays during the holiday season).
Good quality secondhand books and some remainders covering art, children's, gardening, natural history and military.

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Barn Books
Pear Tree Farm
Norbury 
WHITCHURCH  Shropshire  SY13 4HZ   map
tel: 01948 663742  fax: 01948 663742  e-mail  web
Open: Friday 2.00 - 4.00, Saturday 10.00 - 12.30 & 2.00 - 4.00, Sunday 2.00 - 4.00.
With three rooms of books - local history, gardening, countryside interest are the main topics - with books on many other subjects as well. The Bookshop is situated in a Barn in the Countryside with ample parking space.It is on the Cheshire/Shropshire Border with a Shropshire address but is just in Cheshire.

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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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Book
17 Merrial Street
NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME  Staffordshire  ST5 9AE   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.

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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 Revisited (Charity Bookshop)
110 High Street
Coleshill 
BIRMINGHAM  West Midlands  B46 3BL   map
tel: 01675 464 853  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 4.00.
Fiction, children's, sport, travel, art, history, auto/biography, gardening, cookery, literature, CDs + DVDs, foreign language, humour, music, entertainment and some antiquarian and collectables. We probably have close to 25,000 books and are able to check stock rooms upon request. A charity Bookshop with 4 rooms on a small High Street. We are located in an old building with a lot of character and all proceeds go to the Mary Ann Evans Hospice, a local charity.

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BooksIsell
85 High Street
NEWPORT  Shropshire  TF10 7AY   map
tel: 01952 811683  e-mail
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 4.00.
30,000+ used books. Not all on display but on premises including 6,000+ online books (listed on Amazon/Abebooks under Severnbooks). Inexpensive pricing. New owner from February 2015 who welcomes fellow book lovers and collectors. He's turned his hobby into his retirement business!

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Broadleaf Books
16 Monk Street
ABERGAVENNY  Monmouthshire  NP7 5NP   map
tel: 01873 857127  e-mail  web
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
Good selection of local history, natural history and just plain history. Photography, architecture and art along with cooking and gardening as well as much more. Always welcome to visit in this historic market town. Books are bought as well as sold.

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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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Cafe and Books LLangollen
17 Castle Street
LLANGOLLEN  Denbighshire  LL20 8NY   map
tel: 01978 860334 or 861963  e-mail  web
Open: 7 days 10.00 - 4.00
We are one of the largest second hand book shops in Wales with over 100,000 in stock. Dr Who, art, antiquities/collectables, crafts/hobbies, DIY, fishing, fiction, gardening, health, history, horror, lit-crit, music, plays, poetry, religion, royalty, Shakespeare, sport, transport, theatre, war/military, westerns. Trade welcome.

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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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Clevedon Community Bookshop
27-29 Copse Road
CLEVEDON  Somerset  BS21 7QN   map
tel: 01275 218318  e-mail  web
Open: 7 days 10.00 - 5.00 Summer, 10.00 - 4.00 Winter.
Secondhand books, a general stock of 8,000 books in the shop plus another 10,000 in our book store. We also sell online through AbeBooks, Amazon and Biblio.

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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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Darlington Lion Club Bookshop
Houndgate Mews Arcade
Blackwellgate 
DARLINGTON  County Durham  DL1 5HG   map
tel: 07504 429 635  e-mail  web
Open: Monday & Thursday - Saturday 10.00 - 4.00.
Situated in Blackwellgate between Boyes & Guru We have a vast selection of good quality paperback & hardback fiction and non fiction books devoted to biographies, mysteries, cookery, sport, gardening, health, science fiction. Classics, children's books and many more topics. All books are donated & all proceeds go to charity. Please visit our website.

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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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Edward Daly Books
8a Market Street
LEEK  Staffordshire  ST13 6 HZ   map
tel: 01538 387698  e-mail
Open: Wednesday, Saturday, and first Sunday of the month 9.00 - 6.00.
A wide selection of secondhand paperbacks and hardback fiction and a growing number of non-fiction sections including local history, gardening, etc. We also buy good quality books by appointment. A little shop with big ideas and a great atmosphere. You are welcome to browse, buy or tell us your life story.

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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.

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GfB: the Colchester Bookshop
7 Trinity Street
COLCHESTER  Essex  CO1 1JN   map
tel: 01206 502218  e-mail  web
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.30.
Very large stock, specialising in academic and out-of-print books on literature, art, philosophy, and history, as well as the sciences and local interest. Our quirky rooms and staircases lead up to the medieval roof of Elizabethan scientist, William Gilbert's Colchester home.

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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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John Marrin Rare Books
Old Forge
Ford Village 
BERWICK-UPON-TWEED  Northumberland  TD15 2QA   map
tel: 01890 820521  e-mail  web
Open: By Appointment.
Antiquarian, rare, and second-hand books, situated in the Horseshoe Forge. Specialising in books on the history and literature of the Great War 1914 - 1918, gardening and fishing, books relating to the history of the Borders, and many other subjects from needlework to walking.

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JW Books
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.

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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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Landers Bookshop
Hall Street
LONG MELFORD  Suffolk  CO10 9HZ   map
tel: 01787 378957  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.00.
Lots of General new titles that are regularly updated. A good, wide selection of secondhand books. We undertake searches for new and hard to find titles as well as general second hand requests.

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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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Lodge Books
25 South Back Lane
BRIDLINGTON  East Yorkshire  YO16 4EY   map
tel: 07449 887118  e-mail  web
Open: Thursday & Friday 10.30 - 4.30, Saturday 10.30 - 2.30.
A range of popular fiction, classics, biographies, non-fiction and children's, with a selection of collectibles. Find us close to the Old Town of Bridlington, the Priory and the Bayle Museum.

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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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Louth and District Hospice Bookshop
53 Ashwell Street
LOUTH  Lincolnshire  LN11 9HW   map
tel: 01507 600887  e-mail  web
Open: Wednesday - Saturday 10.00 - 3.30.
We stock thousands of secondhand books. Dependent on donations but we have large stocks of crime, history, cookery, gardening. We also offer a Book Club in conjunction with a local café and a book search service

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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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Missing Books
Finchingfield Antique Centre
The Green 
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.

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Offside Books
92 Willesden Lane
KILBURN  London  NW6 7TA   map
tel: 77131 34075  e-mail  web
Open: Tuesday - Sunday 9.30 - 6.30
We have secondhand books on practically everything including history, travel, art, cooking, gardening and languages. We also sell children's books and fiction as well as posters, mugs and bags. Tea and coffee are now available while you browse our shelves and feed your mind. Turn over a new leaf and pick up a bargain!

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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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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.

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Summerfield Books
3 Phoenix Park
SKELTON  Cumbria  CA11 9SD   map
tel: 017684 84909
Open: Monday - Friday 9.00 - 4.00.
Specialist stock of new and secondhand books on the botanical sciences, forestry and arboriculture, together with some general gardening.

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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.

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The Brazen Head Book Shop
Greenside
Market Place 
BURNHAM MARKET  Norfolk  PE31 8HF   map
tel: 01328 730700
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.00 & Sundays in summer.
Very large general stock and children's, art, topography and gardening.

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The Courthouse Bookshop
Workshop Unit 3
Mill Road 
OUNDLE  Northamptonshire  PE8 4BW   map
tel: 01832 274754   e-mail  web
Open: Sign outside saying the shop is closed "for the foreseeable future"
Fiction - thrillers, crime, spy & historical fiction. Sport - football, cricket, golf, boxing, motor racing, fishing, and birdwatching. Crafts, painting & photography. Reference, countryside, gardening & history. Also children's books. Secondhand bookshop located in the courtyard of the Courthouse/Museum buildings in the historic market town of Oundle. Parking close by at the Drill Hall car park.

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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 New Leaf Shop
Platform 2
West Dulwich Station  134 Thurlow Park Road 
DULWICH  SE21 8HN   map
tel: 07740 954942  web
Open: Saturday & Sunday 10.00 - 6.00, other days - ring first.
Vintage books and paperbacks. All sorts of subjects but particularly the environment and gardening.

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The Rutland Bookshop
13 High Street West
UPPINGHAM  Rutland  LE15 9QB   map
tel: 01572 823450
Open: Saturday 11.00 - 5.00.
General secondhand stock and particularly gardening, natural history, farming, rural life and topography.

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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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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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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!

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