If you have just one special book or a collection of first editions, we may be interested in purchasing them. For a better sense of the types of books that we are looking to purchase, see our latest catalogue.

Before calling or emailing, please have the books within easy reach so that we can gather the following information:

  • Author
  • Title
  • Publisher
  • Year of Publication
  • Any statement of edition (from the copyright page)
  • Whether there is a dust jacket, and if so what price does it have

If you want to send us images, here is what we would like to see for each book.  However, before spending too much time gathering images, you can send an email or give a call to see whether your book is a likely candidate for us. Most of the books that we are offered don’t meet our inventory criteria and are not purchased.

During the current COVID-19 outbreak, we are doing all we can to limit person-to-person contact; so we will be vetting all material by phone and email prior to meeting you in the shop. In the event that we are interested in making an offer, we will be happy to arrange to view books at our location by appointment. 

Dust jacket recto

Dust jacket recto

Dust jacket verso

Dust jacket verso

Title page

Title page

Copyright page

Copyright page

Front hinge

Front hinge

Rear hinge

Rear hinge

Book without dust jacket

Book without dust jacket

Top and fore-edge of pages

Top and fore-edge of pages