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Secondhand and Antiquarian Bookshops in the UK 2018

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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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At the Sign of the Dragon
St Ninians
New Road 
WIGTOWN  Dumfries and Galloway  DG8 9JL   map
tel: 01988 403446  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday by appointment.
We stock New and Secondhand books and magazines on SF, Fantasy, Horror, Crime Fiction, Children's Fiction especially Fantasy, Film and TV tie-ins, Naval and Military both Non-Fiction and Fiction. Transport especially Railways

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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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Book
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.

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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 Afloat
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.

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Broad Street Book Centre
6 Broad Street
HAY-ON-WYE  Powys  HR3 5DB   map
tel: 01497 821919  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 4.30.
Sixteen book sellers under one roof. Specialities include music, military, maritime, sport, antiquarian, geology, Observer, Ladybird and Shire books, history, children's, railways, cookery, modern firsts, Churchill, and women writers. Be part of the "Town of Books". Fully serviced units available to specialist book dealers, including internet listing of your stock.

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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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Cavern Books
Dagfields Craft Centre
Walgherton Road 
NANTWICH  Cheshire  CW5 7LG   map
tel: 01270 841594 or 07712 046873  e-mail  web
Open: 7 days 11.30 - 5.00.
General secondhand books, and particularly railways, military and crime, postcards and ephemera. Also LPs & CDs. There are also numerous book shelves all around the massive buildings.

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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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Clewlow Books of Whitby
The Brunswick Rooms
Brunswick Street 
WHITBY  North Yorkshire  YO21 3AJ   map
tel: 0781 010 6952  e-mail
Open: Saturday 11.00 - 4.30.
Substantial stock of antiquarian, collectable & better secondhand books. Also printed collectables, vintage magazines etc. The trade usually find me a worthwhile call. Housed in superb grade 2* listed arts & crafts building.

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Clock Tower Books
Carlton House
The Pavement 
HAY-ON-WYE  Powys  HR3 5BU   map
tel: 01497 821610  e-mail
Open:  7 days in summer 10.30 - 5.00, winter closed Monday and all days at 4.30.
General stock with specialists in military, history, craft, railways, modern firsts and affordable children's books in particular. Also an extensive choice of CDs and LPs from Tangled Parrot and a good selection of collectable stamps, maps etc. Several expert dealers in one shop. Dealer units available at the time of listing, please enquire by e-mail.

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Clock Tower Books
Market Hall
College Green 
TYWYN  Gwynedd  LL36 9BY   map
tel: 01654 711011  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.00.
18000 Books in stock. General seller with railway, Welsh interest, art, military, shipping, fiction and bits of everything else. Opened 2016 in the far south of Snowdonia National Park Mid West Wales.

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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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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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Fleur De Lys
5 St. John's Place
(next to Kilvert's Inn) 
HAY-ON-WYE  Powys  HR3 5BN   map
tel: 07792 545675  fax: 01874 665487  e-mail
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.00.
35 years a full-time specialist in railways & transport. Selected good quality books, ephemera, models, railwayana, and small collectibles. A spotter's paradise! Similar always wanted - can travel worldwide. Also some antiques.

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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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Greenbank Books
9 Old High Street
FALMOUTH  Cornwall  TR11 2AB   map
tel: 07876 454357  e-mail
Open: Monday - Friday 10.30 - 5.00.
General stock with special interest in Maritime, Motoring, Railways, Art, Architecture, Design & Crafts, Children's Books and Cornish History.

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Hatchard and Daughters
91 Main Street
HAWORTH  West Yorkshire  BD22 8DA   map
tel: 01535 648720
Open: Friday 12.00 - 5.00, Saturday & Sunday 11.00 - 5.00.
General secondhand stock and particularly the Brontes, local topography, art, military and railways.

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Hurley Books
3 Jetty Street
MEVAGISSEY  Cornwall  PL26 6UH   map
tel: 01726 842200  e-mail  web
Open: Monday -Saturday 10.00 - 5.00 (9.00 - 6.00 in summer).
A good range of secondhand titles - particularly children's, railways and Cornish interest, and some new books.

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Ida's Country Corner
The Street
CHARMOUTH  Dorset  DT6 6PX   map
tel: 01297 560252
Open: 7 days, 8.00 - 6.00 in summer, 9.00 - 5.00 in winter.
Small but growing stock of secondhand books, OS maps and prints. Westcountry books and railways.

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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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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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Kerr and Son Booksellers
Gatehouse Book Shop
The Square  Cartmel 
GRANGE-OVER-SANDS  Cumbria  LA11 6PX   map
tel: 015395 36247  e-mail
Open: Friday & Saturday 1.30 - 4.30, Winter Saturday only. (The Priory Barn in Priest Lane is also open but by prior appointment only).
A wide ranging general stock of some 10,000 volumes with specialisms in transport & engineering, railways, maritime, Lake District, and rare and collectable books on most subjects. Booksearch and valuations undertaken.

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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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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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Over-Sands Books
The Old Waiting Room
The Station 
GRANGE-OVER-SANDS  Cumbria  LA11 6EH   map
tel: 015395 36969
Open: Unknown
Literature, railways and topography.

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Oxfam Books and Music
6 The High Street
Hythe 
SOUTHAMPTON  Hampshire  SO45 6AH   map
tel: 023 80 849501  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.00, Sunday (seasonal): 11.00 - 3.00.
Specialist sections; railways & transport, sailing, London, local interest and antiquarian/collectable.

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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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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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Priory Books
4 West Moulin Road
PITLOCHRY  Perthshire  PH16 5AD   map
tel: 01796 470485  e-mail
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00. (Mondays during June, July & August. Bank Holiday Sundays & Mondays.)
General 2nd hand stock with an emphasis on Scottish interest, railways and transport. Credit cards accepted. Limited parking outside the shop. Two large pay and display car parks within easy walking distance.

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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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Robert Humm & Co
59 Scotgate
STAMFORD  Lincolnshire  PE9 2YQ   map
tel: 01780 766266  fax: 01780 757929  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 1.00 & 2.15 - 5.00. Closed on Wednesdays.
We specialise in rare and out-of-print books about railways, other transport and industrial history. We also stock a wide selection of new books on railways. Our shop has recently moved to new premises at 59 Scotgate.

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Second Chapter Books
27 St. Mary's Parade
St Mary's Place 
SHREWSBURY  Shropshire  SY1 1DL   map
tel: 01743 588372   e-mail
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.00.
Small secondhand bookshop with a wide range of stock, good selection of History, science fiction and local books. Located in St Mary's parade.

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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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Stella Books
Monmouth Road
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.

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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 Dawn Book Supply
5 Station Road
Carlton 
NOTTINGHAM  Nottinghamshire  NG4 3AT   map
tel: 01159 612624  e-mail  web
Open: Monday & Friday 10.00 - 4.00, other days by appointment.
We have over 1000 non-fiction general books including maps, railways, history and much more. We also sell new & second hand Christian and religious books.

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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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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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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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Withnail Books
The Brunswick Yard
24 Brunswick Road 
PENRITH  Cumbria  CA11 7JU   map
tel: 07977 830 945  e-mail  web
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
Bookroom within The Brunswick Yard antiques centre. 4000+ volumes of general stock, with a good selection of Cinema/TV, comics/graphic novels, some Cumbrian topography and a shelf of T.E. Lawrence. Opposite Booths, a short distance from the town centre. Free parking for customers in Brunswick Yard itself.

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