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Secondhand and Antiquarian Bookshops in the UK 2018

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Appointment necessary

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Antiquates
12A West Street
WAREHAM  Dorset  BH20 4JX   map
tel: 01929 556 656  e-mail  web
Open: Tuesday - Friday 10.00 - 5.00.
Antiquates specialises in early and hand-press printing - but not excluding all others! Our bias is towards the unusual, the interesting and the important - and we try to offer our customers a varied selection, along with the advice on library development and special purchases.

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Barrie Marks Ltd
24 Church Vale
MUSWELL HILL  London  N2 9PA   map
tel: 020 8883 1919
Open: By appointment only
The illustrated book (including children’s books) and private press. Also interested in decorative arts, ballet, and all things visual.

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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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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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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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Bransdown Books
Tynemouth Market
Platform 2 
TYNEMOUTH  Tyne and Wear  NE30 4RE   map
tel: 07956 608599  e-mail  web
Open: Saturday & Sunday 9.30 - 3.30.
Specialists in collectable 20th century children's books, but with a reasonable general stock alongside, both fiction and non-fiction. Also have private premises open by appointment only.

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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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Collinge and Clark
13 Leigh Street
BLOOMSBURY  London  WC1H 9EW   map
tel: 020 7387 7105  web
Open: Monday - Friday 11.00 - 6.30.
Private press, typography, British history.

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Double-B-Books
Gillards Warehouse Trident Works
Marsh Lane  
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.

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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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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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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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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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Pendle Hill Books
John James Smith
32 Pendle Avenue  Chatburn 
CLITHEROE  Lancashire  BB7 4AX   map
tel: 01200 441572 or 07539 334825  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Friday 10.00 - 5.00 by appointment.
Online Bookshop and Rare Book Room by Appointment. Specialising in Modern First Editions, Victorian Fiction, Illustrated Fiction, Detective, Mystery, Horror, Supernatural, Weird Fiction, Sci-Fi. Building Private Collections, Institutions, Book Search, Valuations. WE BUY BOOKS from Single Items to Small or Large Collections travelling the UK on a weekly basis.

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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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Rickaro Books
17 High Street
Horbury 
WAKEFIELD  West Yorkshire  WF4 5AB   map
tel: 01924 278811  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 8.30 - 5.30.
Our stock reflects the diversity of interests in the town of Horbury where we are situated, with the best of new and collectable titles always on display. Whilst we have a good general stock and cater for children of all ages, we specialise in local history of the West Yorkshire area and always have a range of interesting titles available.

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Sophie Schneideman Rare Books
331 Portabello Road
NOTTING HILL  London  W10 5SA   map
tel: 020 8354 7365  e-mail
Open: Tuesday - Thursday 11.00 - 4.00, Friday 11.00 - 3.00, Saturday 10.30 - 6.00.
Private Press & illustrated books, binding, food and drink, prints & photography. 3-4 catalogues and 3 shows a year. Talks about food & drink history as well as various aspects of the book arts. Always available by appointment as well as opening times.

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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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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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York Modern Books
The Bull Centre
STOCKTON-ON-THE-FOREST  North Yorkshire  YO32 9LE   map
tel: 01904400331  fax: 01904400331  e-mail
Open: Wednesday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
Modern first editions; illustrated books, private press, 20th British art and history. Book Room open to the public, but ring first to save disappointment.

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