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56 Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0QA

Tel: 0207.836.3697
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Fax: 0207.240.1769

Open 10:30AM - 9:30PM, 7 days
Rare books, first editions, modern literature, art, poetry, scholarly/academic, antiquarian, leather bound sets, general stock. Jot101 – Found it, read it, posted it.

We buy large collections of books anywhere in the known world.


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Our 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. Books bought constantly.

We have books as cheap as £1 and rare books at many thousands of pounds. Nothing can replace actually going to a bookshop, come on down when next in town…

Our entire internet stock of over 55,000 books
is available to search on ABE Books.

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At our shops we always maintain a quantity of leather bindings suitable for decoration, furniture and interior decoration. The prices are on average £12-£15 per book. Fine bindings and sets of fine bindings are available at higher prices. Books are in good condition and have leather spines and have proved ideal for interior decoration. Large quantities of hardbound books,including art and design, old or new, can also be supplied and delivered. We have supplied these books throughout the world for the book shelves of clubs, hotels and private residences.Several prominent London hotels have books for their libraries supplied by us and we have worked with interior decorators furnishing apartments and houses with books. Read more...

NEWS AND BRAGS - July 2018

The Amazing Bookman!

We have bought several large collections so far in 2018 - they are going out as we speak. A large literary and philosophical lot came in from a retiring Cambridge don with much Barthes, Derrida, Adorno- all the big cigars. Cult poet, novelist and walker of the M25 Iain Sinclair (ex bookdealer) sold us 2 vans worth of books on myriad subjects. A man of taste. Books are still coming in from a vast clearance in Godalming, with much Latin, Greek, local history, 1890s poetry, illustrated books etc., We still have boxes of mysteries from the great Middlesborough hoard. Rebel rousing actor Peter O'Toole's library came and went — many good books there, Irish history, theatre, plays - a few left. As usual an infinite number of art books, brand new review books including proofs and many antiquarian and leather-bound books including sets. Several big lots of books on the classics came in including a seemingly endless supply Loeb’s. Books do furnish a room.

The great buy of 2018 was from the estate of the late, great billionaire hippy Felix Dennis - ‘Oz’ publisher and later media tycoon. He was also a distinguished poet, philanthropist, book collector and lover of trees (the Forest of Dennis.) Much poetry, press books, modern first editions (with his small attractive bookplate, showing a bookish owl.) He had almost every Folio Society book including the fat limiteds. A fantastic folklore collection from the late Venetia Newall surfaced in Chelsea and much poetry and literature came from the estate of 1960s poet and novelist Barry Cole, another man of taste. A very large collection came from the estate of Eric Stevens, a respected dealer in literature especially the 1890s and decadents. Did we mention books from philosopher/lord Anthony Quinton, Marks and Spencer scion Lois Sieff, a visit to Highgate to value the books of the amazing, much missed George Michael and the great polymathic collection of a Swiss based financial wizard (for which we were very grateful)?

Online, we are working tirelessly on our vast database and are on the case with social media (myriad followers on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram— that’s where we announce our occasional basement sales and newsworthy buys.) A bricks and mortar shop can still do things the web cannot do - physical browsing, serendipity, human company, human assistance, no postage, real people, real books, real life, real coffee (two doors up)...Please visit in person - we are here 10.30 to 9.30 everyday of the year (except 25 and 26 December) - just turn right outside Leicester Square tube station and we are 50 yards away…

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