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56 Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0QA

Tel: 0207.836.3697
From USA: 44.207.836.3697
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.

Book Stack


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 2017

The Amazing Bookman!

We have bought several large collections so far in 2017 - they are going out as we speak. More books have came in from the estate of the great Hammer horror actor Christopher Lee. A vast collection of books emerged in Godalming, with much Latin, Greek, local history, 1890s poetry, illustrated books etc., Mysteries, thrillers, whodunits, ‘cosies' and hard-boiled crime fiction came from the collection of the late detective story writer Marion Babson, and we still have a van full of mysteries from the great Midlesborough hoard. The library of the legendary Jimmy Kanga is still going out. He can be found (along with Martin Stone) as a character in Iain Sinclair's White Chappell, Scarlett Tracings (as J. Leper-Klamm 'unravelled pharaoh'.) Sadly we lost Martin this year, he will be remembered as long as people sell rare books— all the broadsheets had long obituaries. We rejoice in his life.

We are well over half way through the big philosophy and politics lot (50,000 books in Stoke Poges) - the library of the late Professor J-P Mayer. A quarter of it was in French and German. Rebel rousing actor Peter O'Toole's library came and went — many good books there, Irish history, theatre, plays - a few left. The latter half of this year will see more theatre books and a sizeable academic and classical collections going on the shelves plus a large literary lot plus an infinite number of art books, brand new review books and many antiquarian and leather-bound books including sets. Books do furnish a room.

Online, we are working tirelessly on our database and are conscientious about social media (legions follow us on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram— that’s where we announce our occasional basement sales.) Luckily, a shop can still do things the web cannot do - physical browsing, serendipity, human company, human assistance, no postage, real people, real books... Do 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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