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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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Any Amount of Books
56 Charing Cross Road
CHARING CROSS  London  WC2H 0QA   map
tel: 020 7836 3697  web
Open: 7 days 10.30 - 9.30.
Rare books, first editions, modern literature, art, poetry, scholarly/academic books, antiquarian, leather bound sets, general stock. We buy large collections of books anywhere in the known world.

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Armchair Books
72-74 West Port
EDINBURGH  Midlothian  EH1 2LE   map
tel: 0131 229 5927  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Sunday 10.00 - 6.30
Some of our rarer and more unique books are listed on AbeBooks: https://www.abebooks.co.uk/armchair-books-edinburgh/7238158/sf We keep a wide variety of modern and antiquarian stock, including early edition Harry Potter books.

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Better Read Books and Gifts
18 Ythan Terrace
ELLON  Aberdeenshire  AB41 9LJ   map
tel: 01358729922  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.00.
A large stock of quality affordable secondhand and antiquarian books. Friendly and helpful staff. We also stock new books, hold poetry evenings and do book launches for local authors. Art by local artists available.

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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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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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Bookfinders
47 University Road
BELFAST  BT7 1ND   map
tel: 02890 328269
Open: 10.00 - 5.00 Monday - Saturday.
Modern first editions, poetry, literature and history.

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Bookmark
34 Arwenack Street
FALMOUTH  Cornwall  TR11 3JB   map
tel: 01326 211252  e-mail  web
Specialising in maritime, Cornish history, art, military history, aviation and transportation. We also have fiction, classics, poetry, plays and some much more quirky and rare titles. Our main speciality is kindness, smiling and the human touch something missing from clicking on a mouse

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Books for Amnesty
42 Goodramgate
YORK  North Yorkshire  Y01 7LF    map
tel: 01904 541117  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00, Sunday 11.30 - 4.30.
Opened in May 2012 the latest Amnesty bookshop is based within the city walls, a stones throw from York Minster. The shop stocks good quality second-hand books covering a large range of subjects including fiction, poetry, philosophy and children's books.

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Books on the Park
749 Ecclesall Rd
SHEFFIELD  South Yorkshire  S11 8TG   map
tel: 0114 266 6364  e-mail
Open: Monday & Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.30, Sunday 11.00 - 4.00.
Books on the Park moved to new, larger, premises in February 2012: art, design architecture, fiction, graphic novels, poetry, lit. crit., philosophy, religion, mythology and lore, history and politics, transport, cookery, children's, Folio Society , natural history, local, (including walking guides), languages, science, maths, psychology, sociology and cultural studies, education, music (inc. sheet music, CDs and vinyl), humour and antiquarian.

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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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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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Carningli Centre
East Street
NEWPORT  Pembrokeshire  SA42 0SY   map
tel: 01239 820724  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.30.
About 10,000 books on many subjects including Wales/Cymraeg, natural history, railways, art and crafts, cookery, Penguins, science, poetry, plays etc, etc. On the main A487 (between Cardigan & Fishguard) in the centre of Newport. Free car park in Long St.

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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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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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College Street Books
15 College Street
AMMANFORD  Carmarthenshire  SA18 3AB   map
tel: 01269 592140  e-mail
Open: Monday & Saturday 9.30 - 1.00, Tuesday - Friday 9.30 - 5.00.
New and secondhand books, about 50/50. Particularly Welsh interest, maps and walking, history, warfare, art, mythology, poetry, literature, and children's books in Welsh & English.

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Copperfield's
37 Hartfield Road
WIMBLEDON  London  SW19 3SG   map
tel: 0208 542 0113
Open: 7 days. Monday - Wednesday 10.00 - 7.00, Thursday & Friday 10.00- 8.00, Saturday 11.00 - 6.00, Sunday 11.00 - 6.00.
A general stock of about 30,000 books, strong on philosophy, poetry and military history.

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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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Dave's Books
Unit 006 (next to the tea rooms)
Royal Arcade  127-131 Lord Street 
SOUTHPORT  Merseyside  PR8 1PU   map
Open: 7 days 9.00 - 5.00.
A wide range of books, mainly out-of-print as well as popular fiction, a good selection of vintage ladybird books, Enid Blyton paperbacks, old sf and fantasy, super-hero comics, anything I think interesting.

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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.

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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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Dylans Mobile Bookstore
Everywhere
See web link for details 
SWANSEA  West Glamorgan 
tel: 01792 655655 / 07850 759199  web
Open: See web link for details
Dylans Mobile Bookstore will feed your need to read. We travel to festivals, markets & cultural events with our wonderful Words on Wheels experience. We sell books on Art, Poetry, Literature, History & Travel. Specialising in Wales & Dylan Thomas.

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First Editions
7 Pembroke Lane
(off Waterloo Road) 
DUBLIN 4  Co. Dublin 
tel: + 353 (0)1 6675973  e-mail  web
Open: Wednesday - Saturday 12.00 - 6.00.
First editions by Irish and international authors, antiquarian books, childrens books, biography, history and poetry.

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Garvellan Books (was Anwoth Books)
Mill on the Fleet
GATEHOUSE OF FLEET  Kirkcudbrightshire  DG7 2HS   map
tel: 01557 814774  e-mail  web
Open: March to October, 7 days 10.30 - 5.00.
Roughly 20,000 books, most subjects. Strong on Art, Poetry, Childrens, Scottish. I tend to tweet any info/updates etc onto the shop's website. Cafe downstairs, riverside location, lots of books.

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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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Gladstone Books
The Shambles Antique Centre
4 Westgate 
LINCOLN  Lincolnshire  LN1 4AS   map
tel: 01636 813601  e-mail  web
Open: Thursday - Saturday 11.00 - 4.00, Sunday 12.00 - 4.00.
About 2,500 modestly-priced books on display, with more in stock: Specialisms: history, philosophy, essays, poetry, politics, sociology, various sciences. Also fiction, biographies, natural history, medicine, technology, agriculture, local studies, arts and crafts. Recently moved back from Southwell, Notts – where it was described by an entry in this Guide as: ‘a gem of a bookshop’ and on a UNESCO website as ‘a small, but perfectly-formed bookshop.’

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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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Ian K Pugh Books
40 Bridge Street
PERSHORE  Worcestershire  WR101AT   map
tel: 01386 552681
Open: Phone before travelling.
Established 1974. Opened Pershore 1984. Medium stock with good-quality, interesting sections on art, illustrated, antiquarian, antiques, poetry, natural history, military, children's, topography, horticulture, history. Large reserve stock in two cellars.

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Invisible Books
Snoopers Paradise
7-8 Kensington Gardens 
BRIGHTON  East Sussex  BN1 4AL   map
tel: 01273 602558  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 6.00, Sunday 11.00 - 4.00.
we have transferred our stock from its familiar position by the turnstile to the bookshelves just behind the cash desk at the main entrance. There is additional shelving, for our poetry

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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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Jeff Towns
Dylans Bookstore (The Newton Bookroom)
5 Summerland Lane  Newton 
SWANSEA  West Glamorgan  SA3 4UJ   map
tel: 01792 655255 / 07850 759199  e-mail  web
Open: By appointment only
We sell books on Art, Poetry, Literature, History & Travel. Specialising in Wales & Dylan Thomas.

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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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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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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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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.

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Odd Things Shop & Caff
59 Oakenshaw Lane
 Walton 
WAKEFIELD  West Yorkshire  WF2 6NJ   map
tel: 01924 255666  e-mail  web
Open: Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 10.00 - 5.00.
Secondhand and contemporary. Recommended poetry selection plus fiction, literature,art, collectors penguin, crime, thrillers, children's, maps. Something for everyone. All profit to The Yorkshire Live Music Project C.I.C.

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Once Read
4 High Street
CREDITON  Devon  EX17 3AE   map
tel: 01363 773365  e-mail
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
Out of print English Literature including a wide range of poetry. Specialist subjects such as soil science, Indian spiritualism and theology. Also a good range of biographies, military, British/European, cultural and social history. We have been open since July 1st 2011 and have had great support from the local community. We offer books at affordable prices. We are happy to take any enquiries or book requests.

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Oxfam Books & Music
74 Hertford Street
COVENTRY  West Midlands  CV1 1LB   map
tel: 02476 229684  e-mail  web
Open: 7 days 9.00 - 5.00.
Trading for over 30 years, we have a wide selection of academic textbooks, literature, poetry, and plays, alongside fiction, crime, travel and children's books. We have one of the largest sci-fi departments in the country, stocking hundreds of comics (many rare and out of print). We also have many film & music reference books and biographies.

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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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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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Prim's Bookshop
43 Main Street
KINSALE  Co. Cork 
tel: (0)86 194 9842  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 11.00 - 5.00, Sunday 12.30 - 5.00 (January & February - ring first).
Wide range of interesting books including rare books and first editions, modern first editions, classic literature, poetry, Irish interest and general stock.

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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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R J Caffrey Books
The Square
KINTBURY  Berkshire  RG17 9UP   map
tel: 01488 658 788  e-mail  web
Open: Wednesday - Saturday 10.00 - 6.00 or by appointment.
Good general stock, Modern European and Military History, the Ancient World (Greek and Latin texts and translations always available), Art History, Photography, Architecture, Topography, Catholicism, Plays, Poetry and Irish interest (Literature, History and Culture).

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Richmond Books
20 Trinity Church Square
RICHMOND  North Yorkshire  DL10 4QN   map
tel: 07857871380
Open: 7 days 10.15 - 4.15 including Summer & Spring Bank Holidays.
Military, general & local history, aviation, maritime, mountaineering, travel, field sports, transport, Folio Society, crime fiction, Sci-fi & fantasy, classics, literature, poetry and childrens' books.

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Secret Book & Record Store
15A Wicklow Street
DUBLIN 2  Co. Dublin   map
tel: +353 (0)1 6797272
Open: Monday - Wednesday 11.00 - 6.30, Thursday 11.00 - 8.00, Friday - Sunday 11.00 - 7.00.
We buy, sell and exchange books - philosophy, poetry, history, music, film, Irish interest, literature, psychology, art, sci-fi & fantasy, science.

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Slightly Foxed
31 Bridge Street
BERWICK-UPON-TWEED  Northumberland  TD15 1ES   map
tel: 01289 298361  web
Open: Wednesday - Saturday 11.00 - 4.00
After 15 years in the Buttermarket, Slightly Foxed has moved to permanent premises at 31 Bridge Street, Berwick-upon- Tweed. We now offer an even wider range of quality second-hand books. These consist of both fiction and non-fiction, from the latest thrillers to children’s classics, from poetry to history and the occasional antiquarian find.

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St Richard's Book & Media Store
116 Worcester Road
MALVERN  Worcestershire  WR14 1SS   map
tel: 01684 573 480  e-mail
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.00.
A charity-run bookshop and media store with a wide and interesting stock of around 8,000-10,000 items including books, dvds, cds and vinyl. An extensive range of fiction and children's books is coupled with a wide variety of non-fiction and rare books. An attractive, thoughtfully-laid out shop with a rich variety of stock and particularly good selections of poetry and plays.

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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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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 Book Shed Gallery
one mile off the R.600
(Wild Atlantic Way) 
KILBTITTAIN  Co. Cork 
tel: 023 884 9961  e-mail  web
Open: Usually open Sunday - Thursday but it's a good idea to call before coming.
We stock second hand and rare books on the arts, history, biography, militaria, travel, sport, gardens and horticulture, poetry, classics, technical and reference as well as some fiction. We also have a selection of maps and admiralty charts from around the world. Located half way between the villages of Ballinspittle and Kilbrittain

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The Bookshop
4 Hawarden Road
COLWYN BAY  Conwy  LL29 8NA   map
tel: 01492 530110  e-mail
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
A large selection of philosophy, literature, archaeology, psychology, history, art, poetry, travel, military, fishing, natural history, biography, science fiction, children's and antiquarian. Out of print collectable. All books reasonably priced and we are always looking for new stock and keep the place rotating. Always worth a visit.

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The Border Reader Bookshop
Old Melrose Furniture Studio
Ravenswood 
MELROSE  Roxburghshire  TD6 9DF   map
e-mail  web
Open: 7 days 11.00 - 5.00
Small but select range of secondhand books; quality fiction and poetry, academic and general non-fiction, with an emphasis on philosophy, literary/ cultural theory, and history, plus classical CDs. Beautiful off road setting, with cafe, antiques, gifts and furniture showrooms on site.

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The Cuckoo's Nest
40a Peel Street
Marsden 
HUDDERSFIELD  West Yorkshire  HD7 6BW   map
tel: 01484 846365
Open: Mondaay & Tuesday - Saturday 9.30 - 4.30.
Wide stock of secondhand books, including decent arts and poetry section. Very low prices. We are a charity shop, raising money chiefly for local groups, or other groups which serve residents of Marsden.

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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 Old Station Pottery & Bookshop
2 & 4 Maryland
WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA  Norfolk  NR23 1LY   map
tel: 01328 710847  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Wednesday & Friday - Sunday 10.00 - 5.00. Closed for lunch 12.30 - 1.30.
Three rooms of secondhand books, particularly older children's ("Ripping yarns and improving tales"), art, poetry and a large stock of paperback fiction.

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The Open Road Bookshop
Park Street
STOKE BY NAYLAND  Suffolk  CO6 4SE   map
tel: 07929 526 763  e-mail
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
A small second hand bookshop specialising in poetry and literature in the heart of Constable country. There are also shelves on nature, travel, music, art and sport as well as biography and some miscellaneous non-fiction.

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The Poetry Bookshop
The Pavement
HAY-ON-WYE  Powys  HR3 5BU   map
tel: 01497 821 812  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 11.00 - 5.00.
We try to cover every aspect of our speciality from the antiquarian and the scholarly to contemporary work: supplying rare, out of print, new and used poetry books from our shop in Hay-on-Wye and now online.

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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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Tin Drum Books
68 Narborough Road
LEICESTER  Leicestershire  LE3 0BR   map
tel: 0116 254 4607  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 6.00.
Small/medium size. General secondhand bookshop; good on poetry - thats our best bit. On Narborough Road (A5460) opposite Westcotes Drive. Parking in Briton & Roman Streets.

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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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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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