Directory of rare & antiquarian booksellers


  • Are antiquarian booksellers established in the Cotswolds for over twenty years. We have general stock and specialise in early illustrated and children's books and pop-ups.

  • Is located in London, and their specialties are Rare and Antiquarian Books, Voyages And Travel, Literature, Bound Library Sets, Illustrated, Natural History, Children's Books, Harry Potter, Fore-edge Paintings and Winston Churchill.

  • Is located in Hull, and their specialties are Byron and the Romantic Poets, Slang Dictionaries, Bibliography and East Yorkshire Topography.

  • We are an independent on-line bookseller, based near Southampton, Hampshire in the South of England, with approximately 8,000 books - first editions, scarce, hard to find, out-of-print, as well as brand new.  We specialise in biographies, autobiographies, literature & fiction, rare and collectable books.  We have been in business for more than 15 years with many satisfied customers. We are a member of The Booksellers Association.

  • Is a bookshop specializing in Architecture, Art, Photography, Applied Arts, Modern First Editions, Children's and Illustrated Books and other interesting and rare books.

  • Antiquariat Inlibris is located in Vienna, Austria, and specializes in early printing and rare books from the period of incunabula to the mid-19th century, as well as in autographs, manuscripts, and complete estates of important personalities of the sciences and the arts. Among our more prominent current offers are 38 partly unpublished letters by Franz Kafka (1.5 million USD), the Nuremberg humanist Hartmann Schedel's lost family chronicle in a contemporary manuscript copy (350,000 USD), and one of the earliest German editions of the "Hortus sanitatis", printed in 1486, with its landmark botanical illustrations (USD 106,000).

  • Has been in Puddletown, near Dorchester, Dorset, UK since 1978. We are general antiquarian and second-hand booksellers Although we buy and sell all subjects, we specialize in 19th century and early 20th century literature, illustrated & children's books, foreign travel (especially Antarctica), topography and natural history & botany . Our favourite authors are G.A. Henty, Thomas Hardy, H.G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, William Barnes, H. Rider Haggard, Winston S. Churchill, T.E. Lawrence, Charles Dickens, and A.A. Milne. We also stock antique maps and prints, mostly English county maps, and local views. ABA, ILAB, and PBFA member

  • Anulios Books is an online store located in Barcelona, Catalunya. We specialize in rare signed Modern First Editions, particularly hypermodern fiction. We also have a special focus on Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies with an emphasis on Islamic art and Sufism, carpets and rugs and Sir Richard Burton as well as books on magic(k), the occult and general esoteric interest.

  • Our second-hand bookshop is in the centre of London. We have about 30,000 books. The shop is 50 yards from Leicester Square station, on the edge of Covent Garden and the Chinese quarter. We are close to many theatres and within spitting distance of Soho & Piccadilly--well worth a detour when in the mighty city.

  • A treasure-house in The Netherlands for collectors of valuable books (rare & out of print) on the Arts and Cultures of Asia – Architecture, Religion, Ethnography, Theatre, Folk-Arts, Travel, Painting, Dance, Sculpture, Archaeology, and more! All books in good condition and at reasonable prices.


  • We specialise in out-of-print and new books on all aspects of the history and arts of the book: printing, typography, bookbinding, papermaking and decorating, print culture, book trade history &c; also antiquarian books in a variety of disciplines and modern fine printing and book design.

  • Is located in Nottingham, UK and specialises in rare and antiquarian books, and good quality and out of print used books, with a particular focus on art and antiques.

  • Is located in London, Greater London and their specialties are Travel, Colour plate books, European literature, Natural history, Children's and illustrated, English literature, Modern first editions and Baedeker Guides.

  • Is located in London, and their specialties are Antiquarian Books, Science, Travel, Art, Human Sciences, Manuscripts, English and Literature.

  • Established in 1923, we specialise in Modern First Editions, books on Architecture and the Applied Arts, and Private Press Printing and Livres d'artiste. We are happy to carry out valuations for purposes of sale, insurance, or probate and are always keen to buy single books of importance, collections of first editions, scholarly works on history or literature, or entire libraries. We are also interested in original manuscripts, corrected proofs and typescripts, historic and literary autographs, and portraits or drawings of literary interest. Our shop is located on the first floor of 31 Long Acre in Covent Garden, London. We are open from 9.30am to 5.30pm weekdays. We also welcome mail order and internet customers. Many of our regular clients are based overseas and we have an excellent history of shipping books abroad speedily and fully insured.

  • Is located in Oxford, Oxfordshire and their specialties are Bibliography, Sets, Modern Illustrated Books, Modern First Editions, Private Press, Juvenilia, General Antiquarian and Antiquarian English Literature.

  • Is a very large secondhand and antiquarian bookshop situated in the heart of merrie Carlisle between the castle and the cathedral. Our extensive stock covers all subjects in depth, but we have particularly good selections of Cumbrian books, music ( including four rooms of sheet music), classical lps, literature, theology and history. Our antiquarian and rare bookroom is also worthy of close inspection. We sell a wide range of antiquarian maps and prints, fine art paintings and carry one of the country’s largest stocks of new classical cds.

  • Is one of London's oldest and last remaining second-hand bookshops. The shop was extensively refurbished in Spring 2003 and we now offer a pleasant, relaxing atmosphere in which to browse through a wide variety of enticing stock.

  • We deal in rare and collectable books and in particular, detective fiction, modern first editions travel, childrens, illustrated, literature

  • Antiquarian and secondhand booksellers, also dealing in autograph letters and historical documents; established 1970.


  • Established in 1987, Charles Agvent carries a diverse and select stock of 5000+ items from Incunables to Modern First Editions. Major specialties include Autographs and Signed Books (strong in Presidential and Literary), African-American Literature and History, Modern and 19th Century Literary First Editions, Hand-colored Plate Books, and Limited Editions Club books. We are proud to be members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) as well as the Manuscript Society and the Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC). Please feel free to contact us with any wants or offerings.

  • Is located in Sitges, a beautiful seaside town near Barcelona. We specialize in art books, original prints, books illustrated with original prints, bibliography, French books, and medieval literature (in fact, we have just published the first bibliography of first editions of medieval French texts).

  • Is based in London, England. They specialise in books published before 1800, including antiquarian Bibles, early cookery books and manuscripts, travel, topography, the arts, architecture, the classics and miniature books.“We don’t have a shop - or any staff - but bibliophiles are most welcome to visit us by prior appointment. (The advance warning ensures we are at home and that coffee and tea are ready to serve.)”


  • Are based in Ludlow, England. We are established specialist booksellers of rare, signed, and collectors' quality, modern 1st editions in all genres. Books laced with contemporary and long-term appeal, distinguished by fine condition and the touch of the unique.

  • I am a rare-book dealer in London. My business is mainly by catalogue (and ABE of course). I specialise in Caricature Journals and caricature generally; in l9th Century Trade Catalogues; Universal Exhibitions, Architecture and l9th and 20th Century Fashion Magazines, Decoration and Ornament (particularly pattern books)


  • Newbury, BER, United Kingdom. Stockists of Uncommon, Scarce & sometimes Rare non fiction on all subjects. We always have an eclectic mix of books in English, & other languages covering everything from Anthropology to Zoology. Books from a few years ago to many centuries ago. Happy Reading.


  • Ron Lieberman, has been an antiquarian bookseller, rare book appraiser, and library consultant for over thirty six years. His firm, The Family Album, has issued a series of exceptional catalogs and bibliographic references in a variety of fields, including: Incunabula; Pennsylvania-Americana; German-Americana; Fine Book Bindings; Early Photographica; Printing History & Typography; Classics from the Great Scholar / Printers; Etc. His book stock includes over 40,000 volumes in all fields. His expert opinion on the book collecting market; values of archives and manuscripts; collection preservation & security; historic photographs; and the value of rare books has been sought by sources throughout the United States and the world.

  • The Fine Books Company, which began purchasing rare and collectible items in 1976 and selling same in 1979, is located everywhere a computer may be accessed. A near 20 year member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, we have travelled to, purchased and sold books on, every continent ( save Antarctica as we are unaware of any commercial book activity there). Although we may be biased towards the fields of creativity, namely all genres of fiction in first edition, we have branched out to include many areas of non-fiction as well so that our stock of over 40,000 items, which includes books, periodicals, letters and manuscripts, is now more balanced than it has ever been before. We issue occasional virtual catalogues (which only reveal a small portion of our newest inventory), quickly reply to all inquiries, do appraisals upon request and somehow have managed to publish 18 books along the way. A "Heritage" member of AbeBooks, our specialty is service.

  • A division of Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis (a member of NVVA and ILAB), Paulbooks has a select supply of books and ephemera rarely found. You can write us in English, French, German or Dutch.

  • Frits Knuf Antiquarian Books, located in Vendôme, 41, France, specialises in typography, bibliography, books on paper, catalogues of libraries and older bookseller's catalogues, and reference books on manuscripts, incunabula and bookbindings.


  • Antiquarian bookshop was born in 1992 thanks to Alfredo Gilibert, great bibliophile and collector of every kind of art on paper during his entire life. His son Massimo is the owner today, responsible for keeping on the family tradition. Galleria Gilibert has been an LILA. member since 1997. The bookshop is on two floors in the magnificent liberty gallery Galleria Subalpina, in the heart of Turin, between two important squares: Piazza Castello and Piazza Carlo Alberto. It’s near the Biblioteca Reale, the well known Egyptian museum and the Galleria Sabauda. The Gilibert gallery publishes two catalogues each year with a selection of rare books: please ask to receive them for free. In 2004 Gilibert antiquarian bookshop opened a new specialized department with XX century rare books and posters. It’s located in the old town Roman center. The second shop offers XX cent. art, literature and illustrated books, but also books on design, cinema, architecture and photography, with a section for advertising posters.

  • Is located in Vianen, near Utrecht, The Netherlands. We are member of the ILAB, and have been in business since 1981. Please contact us for further details. We issue catalogues. Our specialization: Old and Rare Books on: Maritime- and Colonial History, Voyages, Travel and Exploration, Indonesia, Surinam, Netherlands Antilles. Browse or search our stock

  • I concentrate on scarce and unusual items related to Science/History of Science (including Psychology and human sciences), Medicine/History of Medicine, Philosophy and Linguistics plus,selected Religion, Politics and more general History. I am increasingly trying to focus on pre-1900 and genuinely antiquarian works. A background as an academic historian of Psychology and familiarity with broader history of science and medicine often helps me spot the obscure but interesting or important item. I have a full set of subject catalogues to facilitate easy browsing. German, French and a few other non-English publications are also given separate subject catalogues (though not for 'Language and Linguistics'). I am happy to answer any queries.


  • Is located in Brockenhurst, Hampshire and specialises in rare and out of print books and periodicals in the field of architecture, architectural history and the allied arts. We also offer books on town planning, building construction, interior decoration and ornament, furniture, sculpture, landscape gardening and other related subjects. Illustrated catalogues are issued regularly.


  • In 2010, Island Books celebrates their 35th anniversary. Island Books, located in Northleigh Devon, UK specializes in Angling, Bibliography & Palaeography, Cookery & Gastronomy, English Church Architecture, English Literature, Fine Art, Illustrated, Modern First Editions, Natural History, Naval & Military, Private PRess, Sports & Pastimes, Travel & Exploration, UK Topography, Local History & Genealogy, War Poets and World War I Literature.


  • Is located in Paddington, a couple of minutes from the station and Heathrow Express. We are members of both the ABA and PBFA and have been in business for 30 years. We specialise in Voyages and Travels, Mountaineering and Big Game Hunting. We welcome visitors but it is necessary to make an appointment.

  • Is located in London, Greater London and their specialties are fine, rare & interesting books & manuscripts, English Literature, pre. 1920., Charles Dickens, 1st, early editions., all Dickensiana, the Romantics, 1790-1850., English Language & Education, pre. 1920, 18thC &, primarily 19thC English books, Economics, Politics, Social History, pre. 1920., Women Writers, pre. 1920., 17thC & 18thC books & pamphlets. and Plays & Theatre, pre. 1920.

  • Located in Cheltenham, UK, is a long-established dealer in autograph letters, historical documents and textual manuscripts, together with signed photographs and other related material having a close association with historical figures in all fields.

  • Is located in Henley on Thames, OXON and their specialties are Illustrated Books, Modern First Editions, Jessie M King, Beatrix Potter, Children's Classics, Nineteenth Century Literature, Ian Fleming/James Bond and Agatha Christie.


  • Is located in York and their specialties are Gardening & Landscape, Aesthetics, Fine Antiquarian, History, Architecture, Art, Literature, 18th Century, Illustrated Books and Guide Books.

  • Is located in Galway, and their specialties are Antiquarian and Out of Print catalogues on African Topography, Sociology, Politics and Literature., All Aspects of the Irish Experience, All aspects of Asian History and Society, Macro and Micro Economics. The Balkans and Middle East, Russian and Soviet History and Literature. Womens Studies and Feminism., Jewish Studies and the Holocaust. Gureilla Movements., Labour History, History of Ideas and Human Thought, International Espionage and Human Rights.

  • Is physically located in London but in reality is virtually located everywhere. Our specialties are Modern First Editions (collectible and reading copies), Literature, Poetry, Signed and inscribed books, History, Sociology, Economics, Philosophy, Science, and Kulture. Wants lists welcome.


  • Offers antiquarian, old, and rare books and prints with strict specialization in the following areas: Military History, Militaria, and Uniformology; Holy Land and Palestine, with emphasis on illustrated works and accounts of early travellers, pilgrims, and researchers to the Holy Land; History of Economic Thought; Ancient Egyptian Archaeology, Egyptology, Ancient Near East, and Classics. Operating from our newly renovated, 19th Century spacious Bookroom at the Old Centre of The Hague, we sell and buy internationally.

  • Is located in Arezzo, Tuscany (Italy). Our family has been collecting old and rare books for over a decade. We have decided to sell a part of our collection, and we are ready to offer incunables, manuscripts and volumes dated back to the 1500’s. All our descriptions are endowed with a broad bibliography.

  • - for over 30,000 out of print and rare books and Modern First Editions for the books you thought you could never find in this wide world.


  • Is located in North Wales. Selling rare books on Wales, the Welsh and other books with a Welsh interest. Fine and Custom bindings, Private Press and rare early antiquarian books. Open Wednesday to Saturday or via the website

  • Is located in London, and their specialties are Travel Books, English-language literature of all periods, Continental books including incunabula, Natural History and Science, Military History, Autographs and Manuscripts, Illuminated manuscripts and miniatures, Fine printing, illustrated books and Bookbindings.

  • Based in Norfolk, England, is a small site that includes a number of rare books, mostly antique, some unique, being the only one for sale anywhere on the Internet, and various not listed on BL (British Library).

  • One of the UK's leading dealers in Transport and Industrial History books. We have extensive stocks of rare and out of print books on Railways (all aspects but especially Narrow Gauge, Industrial, Overseas etc), Traction Engines, Tramways, Buses, Canals and Shipping. Also Mining history, Industrial Archaeology, Company Histories and related books.

  • We have been buying and selling rare, antiquarian and scholarly books for over 25 years, specializing in tribal and ancient cultures and we carry stock of many thousands of works on travel, anthropology, ethnology, art, archaeology and colonial literature. These cover the tribal cultures of Africa, Oceania, Asia, and the Americas; as well as those of Egypt, Greece and Rome and the ancient world in general. We also sell travel and history books, art books, and general ethnology relating to these areas as well as photographs, maps, prints and related ephemera. We have helped to build several fine collections and can offer a full range of services to individuals and institutions. You may buy with confidence from us. We issue catalogues frequently throughout the year on our particular subjects, catalogues can be despatched on request to any area of the world and books can be easily ordered and shipped. We accept all major credit cards. All books are insured at our expense whilst in transit. Although we trade from a private premises, any book may be viewed and examined, please ring, write or email to make an appointment. We will undertake commission bidding for clients and have done so very successfully for many years. This includes not only the bidding but also the examination and reporting on the various lots. We can advise clients on all aspects of collecting and bibliography including the formation of libraries and collections; bookbinding, restoration and conservation; valuations; and shipping and carriage.

  • We specialise in the fields of gardening, horticulture, planthunting and related travel, and most areas of natural history. We have a very varied stock, from early herbals through to modern paperbacks. Only a very small part of our stock is on-line, so please enquire if you are seraching for books in our fields.


  • (of Cheshire, England) specialises in women's history, social history, labour history, Victorian studies, women writers, women's literature, suffragettes, eighteenth century, history of poverty, history of education. Established 1994. A member of the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association, we provide a friendly, helpful and efficient service to academics, academic institutions, collectors and history enthusiasts worldwide.

  • We have a collection of illustrated art books including children's illustrated. Leather bound copies of Bunyon, Cowper. Early Bibles, topography, mountaineering, railway.

  • I have a special interest in first editions such writers as Iain Banks, William Boyde, John Banville, J.G.Ballard, Beryl Bainbridge, Edna O'Brien, Robert Nye, Andre Brink, many others. I adhere as closely as possible to first editions, and these can range from such diverse characters as Rasputin to Terry Waite, Kruschev to Margaret Thatcher, Bill Deedes to Bill Gates, Marlene Dietrich to Mo Mowlen.


  • This Oxfam shop permanently offers a changing stock of general second-hand and antiquarian books. Online we put in the first place older scientific books (1800-1950) we got as a gift from the libraries of different departments of the University of Ghent.


  • Parrott Books have been trading online for over 6 years - building a reputation for good quality books at very competitive prices. We stock the complete range of books but are particularly strong in Military and History. Our online catalogue currently represents a small but growing section of our shop stock of over 25,000 books. Our main shop can be found in Wantage, Oxfordshire.

  • Established in 1980, I specialise in Spain, Mexico, South and Central America and all aspects of Hispanic Studies. Located in Stockwell, London a short distance from Victoria Station, visitors are welcome anytime by appointment. Regular catalogues and Internet listings with full descriptions are in Spanish. For many years I have worked on a cartobibliography of Menorca and the Balearic Islands and welcome information on anything rare.

  • Is located in Edinburgh, UK and their specialties are General Antiquarian, Pamphlets, Local imprints, British History, Scholarly, Sermons, Victorian, Scottish, English literature and Collections.

  • Is located in London and their specialties are Modern First Editions, Literature, Novels, Poetry, Signed and inscribed books, Twentieth-century illustrated books and History.

  • Is located in London, and their specialties are Modern First Editions, English & American Literature, Children's & Illustrated Books, Bound Sets, Voyage, Travel & Atlases, Landmarks in Science & History, Fine Bindings, Colour -Plate Books, Fore-Edge Paintings and Original Artwork & Illustrations.

  • Established 1970, is located in Cambridge UK and operates from office/storeroom premises. Stock is 50% general antiquarian and secondhand 50% Australia and the Pacific. We are members of the PBFA and BCSA.

  • Post Mortem Books

    A leader in the field of crime and mystery fiction since 1979. Based in Sussex, England, Ralph Spurrier the owner, has handled some of the rarest items within his specialisation over the intervening 25 years. Also the leading UK supplier of new signed first editions.


  • We appraise books and documents in many different fields for purposes of tax-deductible gifts, insurance, estate settlement, etc.

  • Rickaro Books is located in the heart of the small, historic township of Horbury. The town is famed for its classical, John Carr designed church, historic buildings and interesting shops. Our stock is wide ranging and includes first editions of modern literature, we always carry an interesting selection of collectable and antiquarian titles. Our specialities are military, T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), children’s material and local history relating to the West Riding of Yorkshire. So why not contact us and see if we have that title that you have been seeking. Rickaro Books with over 30 years of experience in bookselling and customer care. In addition to our bookselling interests we will undertake valuations and work for libraries on indentification and valuation of rare books.

  • We are one of the few antiquarian booksellers in the far west county of Cornwall in England. We not suprisingly specialise in books, prints, maps, relating to the counties of Cornwall and Devon, altough we carry a large stock of books on other English counties, and issue an annual catalogue on British Topography. We also have a wide general stock, with an emphasis on the sciences, natural history, etc. We also specialises in early printed books and occasionally issue a catalogue on this subject with an emphasis on pre-1700 Engish books. We trade from private premises and an appointment is essential to view our stock, we list books on the internet only on AbeBooks and our own website We exhibited at a number of bookfairs in the West Country, and at the June PBFA Hotel Nova Bookfair in London.

  • I have a good selection of Beautiful Books, Maps and Printed Papers. I tend to focus on Illustrated, Natural History and Private Press books, also Decorative Maps and Prints. I make every effort to have personal contact with my customers to ensure they are completely happy with the item they have purchase and the service they have receive.


  • Has been growing, free of mission statements, plans and budgets, since 1497 (or was it 1794?). With about twelve rooms full of books and music, new, second-hand and antiquarian, including a children's bookroom that is a shop in itself and a vegetarian cafe behind the secret door, this must be one of the most enjoyable shops you can find. We call it a bookshop for the majority of minorities. Cromford is a hub of transport by road, rail and canal on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District, the bookshop, overlooking the mill pond is hard to find but hard to leave. Events here include an annual Apple Day, unpredictable meetings of the Cafe Philosophique, a weekly Buddhist gathering and frequent celebrations of the Derbyshire school of children's writers.

  • Is located in London, and their specialties are fine art reference, monographs, modern illustrated books, catalogues raisonnes and antiquarian.

  • Is a small, Internet-only bookseller. Our speciality is works by, about and connected with John Buchan. Although best known for he wrote over 100 books, both fiction and non-fiction. In addition he contributed forewords, prefaces etc., to many other books and wrote numerous magazine articles. We aim to stock a representative selection of his work at all times and are always ready to seek out titles you are looking for. Buchan represents some 50% of our stock but we have books on many other subject areas, e.g. Lincolnshire, Christianity, Children's Books, A Wainwright and many others."

  • Specializes in science with an emphasis on mathematics and physics. We deal in material from all periods, but as a particular characteristic we focus on important discoveries of recent times which have not yet entered the standard bibliographies. The company was established by Christian Westergaard in June 2009. Before then Christian worked for twelve years at Scandinavia's oldest antiquarian book shop. Christian received his master's degree in mathematics from the University of Copenhagen in 2005. Sophia Rare Books is a member of The Danish Antiquarian Bookseller’s Association (ABF) and hence member of ILAB-LILA (International League of Antiquarian Booksellers). As a member of these associations we are obliged to follow their Code of Ethics.

  • Established in 1991, we are a family-run business consisting of two shops - Stella Books in Tintern, Monmouthshire (famed for its 11th century Abbey) and Rose's Books in the international booktown of Hay-On-Wye. We have 45,000 books in stock specialising in rare and out of print chldren's books but also stock everything else from Art to Zoology. We are winners of the UK Small Business Award for Outstanding Customer Service. We issue catalogues by email on any subject or by any author or illustrator.


  • We have been selling books since 1977 & are situated in the west of Ireland. We specialize in old, rare & fine bindings, illustrated, childrens, Irish, cookery, literature poetry & general books, we do not have many books on line yet but this is growing, in the shop we also sell old prints, maps & antiques.


  • Has been trading since 1977 & is located in the west of Ireland, trading from an 17thc thatched cottage overlooking beautiful Clew Bay, we deal in Rare & out of print books in all fields & subjects but specialize in Children`s & illustrated, Irish, country pursuits, fine bindings & antiquarian to name but a few. We also stock the largest selection of old prints mounted & wrapped for framing in the west of Ireland, we have a stock of Antiques in one part of the cottage. Most of our stock is not yet online but is growing steadily on Abe. We are members of the Irish Antiques Dealers Association.