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Secondhand and Antiquarian Bookshops in the UK 2018

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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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Bennett & Kerr Books
Millhill Warehouse
Church Lane  Steventon 
ABINGDON  Oxfordshire  OX13 6SW   map
tel: 01235 820604  fax: 01235 821047  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Friday 9.30 - 5.30, Saturday less regularly. Closed for lunch.
Rare & scholarly books on the history, art, architecture, literature, philosophy and religion of the Middle Ages and Renascence, including: Byzantine, Anglo-Saxon, Viking & Islamic worlds. Warehouse in a farmyard at the far end of this picturesque medieval village. Please ring for directions and availability.

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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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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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Church Street Bookshop
142 Stoke Newington Church Street
STOKE NEWINGTON  London  N16 0JU   map
tel: 020 7241 5411
Academic & scholarly books

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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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Fossgate Books
36 Fossgate
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.

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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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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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Ken Spelman Books Ltd
70 Micklegate
YORK  North Yorkshire  YO1 6LF   map
tel: 01904 624414  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.30.
Books on the fine arts, architecture, garden design, literature, history, science & technology, philosophy & very many other areas. In addition to our rare and antiquarian books, we also have a rapidly changing stock of over 40,000 scholarly and interesting books on all subjects. We also hold regular art exhibitions and have a permanent gallery space.

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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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Peter Bell
68 West Port
EDINBURGH  Midlothian  EH1 2LD   map
tel: 0131 556 2198  e-mail  web
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 2.00 - 5.00.
Five thousand very carefully chosen, high quality books with a strong scholarly emphasis; especially history, philosophy, Scottish, art exhibition catalogues. Strong internet presence. Now includes a selection of Andrew Pringle's stock.

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Stacks Secondhand Bookshop
67 Comber Road
DUNDONALD  Co. Down  BT16 2AE   map
tel: 028 9048 6880
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 6.00.
Very large general secondhand stock including academic and scholarly books.

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Taikoo Books Ltd
46 Bootham
YORK  North Yorkshire  YO30 7BZ   map
tel: 01904 641213
Open: Monday - Friday 10.00 - 5.30.
Fine antiquarian and scholarly out-of-print stock on Africa and the Orient, especially Middle East and Central Asia.

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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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Toby English
6 St. Marys Street
WALLINGFORD  Oxfordshire  OX10 0EL   map
tel: 01491 836389  e-mail  web
Open: By appointment only.
Visitors are welcome by appointment, please phone in advance. There are in stock thousands of second-hand, rare and scholarly books on many subjects but especially Art, Architecture, Children's and Illustrated Books, Travel, Literature and History.

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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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Unsworths Antiquarian Booksellers
Crownleigh House
The Street 
BOTESDALE  Suffolk  IP22 1BS   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.

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