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BOOKBINDERS, FINISHERS & CONSERVATORS
BOOKBUILD (Colin and Judith Roberts), The Gatehouse, WEST CHARLETON, Nr. KINGSBRIDGE, Devon TQ7 2AL.
Tel: 01548 531294.
The proven antiquarian bookbinding and refurbishment service for collectors, dealers and the general public. Available 7 days per week; visits welcome by prior arrangement. Drop-back boxes, portfolios etc.
REBECCA NEWMAN, Cummins Farm, STOCKLAND, HONITON, Devon EX14 9EZ
Tel: 0787 606 3997
Professional and long established bookbinding, conservation and restoration service. High quality work from a traditional bindery. Family bibles to tailor-made wedding albums. Work undertaken in leather, cloth and paper. Hand tooling in gold leaf and foil blocking. Drop-back boxes and conservation boxes made to measure.
RUSHLOW BOOKBINDING (Claire Bujniewicz), Jays Cottage, 4 Hillcourt, Hillhead, COLYTON, Devon EX24 6NJ
Email: - firstname.lastname@example.org
Specialising in the repair and restoration of Antiquarian books including Bibles, first editions and rare volumes. Services also include bespoke binding such as thesis binding, wedding albums, notebooks and guestbooks. Based in East Devon, Claire Bujniewicz restores using traditional methods and the finest materials.
SPIRAL PATH BOOK STUDIO LTD (Paul Taylor and Terry Bowden),Shakespeare Building, Great Western House, Westover, LANGPORT, Somerset TA10 9RB
(Park Street, Central Bristol)
• Bespoke Book Design • Antiquarian Book Repair • Academic Binding • Tuition • Workshops
Here at Arrow Bookbinding we design and make high quality bespoke books, for specific project requirements or for general gift ideas (e.g. sketch/notebooks, photograph/wedding albums, guest books, etc).
We can repair and re-bind old antiquarian books, complete thesis and academic binding, as well as offer
one-to-one tuition and group workshops.
We also run the Publishing Press, Arrow Bookworks.
Contact Samuel Newman at Arrow Bookbinding today for an initial consultation.
Phone: 07305 677643
STEVE BUTTON, 32, Rollestone Park, Shrewton, SALISBURY, Wiltshire SP3 4DU
Tel: 01980 621111
Specialist stock of Natural History, Ornothology, Entomology, Botany, Country-side in general, Ecology, Conservation, Geology, O.S. Maps, New Naturalist Series, some Field Sports. W.H.Hudson, Richard Jeffries, Gardening and more.
Private Premises – Visitors welcome by appointment. Ring 01980 621111 to arrange a visit.
SALISBURY, Wiltshire SP2 7QY
Specialising in all aspects of History, with a strong emphasis on Military, Naval and Aviation. Also Local History, Transport and traditional Childrens' authors. Offering a free booksearch service for out-of-print titles on any subject. Located close to Salisbury Railway Station and Fisherton Mill.
AVON & SOMERSET
CLEVEDON COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP, 27 – 29 Copse Road, CLEVEDON, Somerset BS21 7QN.
Tel: 01275 218318
A wide-ranging stock of quality Second-hand books covering most subjects and serving fair-trade coffee etc. Approximately 8000 books in the bookshop, 15,000 books online, and literary events hosted regularly. Open daily from 10am.
Close to Clevedon Pier, just behind The Beach; look for the “To the Bookshop” sign on beach.
BATH OLD BOOKS, 9c, Margaret’s Buildings, Brock Street, BATH, Somerset BA1 2LP.
Tel: 01225 422244
Bath Old Books is a co-operative of five friendly and experienced dealers offering a medium sized selection of general and specialist stock over two floors.
Our specialisms include: Architecture; Art; Jane Austen; Bath; Children’s & Illustrated; Literature; Poetry; Modern First Editions; Travel & Topography; History & Biography.
We can also undertake formal valuations for probate or insurance purposes. Book-search service. Books bought. We can also be found on Facebook.
Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.
GEORGE BAYNTUN (Edward Bayntun-Coward), Manvers Street, BATH, Somerset BA1 1JW.
Tel: 01225 466000
Fax: 01225 482122
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Specialising in First Editions of English Literature, New and Old Leather Bindings, Illustrated and Children’s Books and Novels, as well as a large stock of general Second-hand Books, Maps and Prints.
Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm (closed for lunch 1pm - 2pm); Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.
TITTLE BOOKS (Hugo Boylan), Liniskyle, Claycastle, Haselbury Plucknett, CREWKERNE, Somerset TA18 7PE.
Tel: 01460 74885
Wide ranging stock including, but not limited to, Antiquarian, Art & Artists, Ordinary Lives, Fine Bindings, First Editions, Illustrated, Ireland, Medical, Military, Modern Fiction, Maps & Atlases, Natural History, Poetry, Topography, Railways & Canals, Travel & Exploration.
Books bought and collections valued.
Private premises - visitors welcome by appointment.
Member of P.B.F.A.
THE FROME BOOKSHOP (Noel Crack and Peter Foster Books), 18, King Street, FROME, Somerset BA11 1BH.
Tel: 01373 473964 - 07759222916 (Peter's Mobile)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.thefromebookshop.co.uk
A small bookshop located in the heart of Frome, Somerset (top of Cheap Street). Noel carries a large stock of Ornithology, British Wildlife, Transport and the works of the poets John Clare & Edward Thomas amongst other subjects. Peter offers a selection of Children's Illustrated Books, Fine Bindings, Literature, Art and First Editions. BOOKS ALSO BOUGHT.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am to 5pm (and the First Sunday of the month from March to December when the Frome Independent Market is on. Please call if making a special visit)
Members of P.B.F.A.
ROTHWELL & DUNWORTH (Caryl Rothwell; Max Rothwell), 2, Bridge Street, DULVERTON, Somerset TA22 9HJ.
Traditional Second-hand and Antiquarian bookshop, established 1920s in picturesque Exmoor town. Large stock extending to two floors. Buyers of private libraries & smaller collections on Sporting & other subjects. Open daily 10.30am to 5.15pm throughout the year (inc. Sunday).
MICHAEL BISHOP BOOKS (Michael Bishop), Honey Cottage, Weymouth Road, EVERCREECH, Somerset BA4 6JB
Tel: 01749 838756
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Private Premises. Trading at Local Fairs.
Books of Local and General Interest bought and sold.
CHAPTER HOUSE BOOKS (Claire Porter), Trendle Street, SHERBORNE, Dorset DT9 3NT.
Tel: 01935 816262
Situated close to Sherborne Abbey, we carry a large general stock of Second-hand Modern and Antiquarian books, both hardbacks and paperbacks. We also stock used Sheet Music, CDs and DVDs.
Open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm; Saturday 9.30am to 5pm. The coffee shop is closed at the moment but please check as we will do our best to reopen in 2021.
To find us please check our website www.chapterhouse-books.co.uk
Member of P.B.F.A.
STOUR BOOKS (Tony Butler and Helen Deighton), Bridge Street , STURMINSTER NEWTON , Dorset DT10 1AP.
Tel: 01258 473561
Small general stock with emphasis on Aviation, Motoring and Transport, Art, Illustrated, Women’s Writing, Domestic History, Wessex and the West Country.
Tony is a Professional BOOKBINDER with 30 years experience. Restoration of Early Books and New Binding work undertaken.
Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm (please telephone before visiting in order to confirm).
Members of P.B.F.A.
WVS BOOKSHOP (Linda Packman), 14, Wimborne Street, CRANBORNE, Dorset BH21 5PP.
Tel: 01725 530181
Situated in the delightful village of Cranborne, this shop carries a wide selection of good quality Second-hand books covering all manner of subjects. Open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
The bookshop also has a vintage textile and haberdashery room.
Around the village there are plenty of lovely walks, pubs and a Garden Centre.
BLACK PUG BOOKS (Victoria Sturgess), The Old Gallery, 24 West Borough, WIMBORNE MINSTER, Dorset BH21 1NF.
Tel: 01202 889383 Mob: 07720 712 707
Small, very friendly premises situated in Georgian
townhouse. Varied stock covering all main subjects (including fiction), plus vintage magazines, sheet music and collection of vinyl. (Very) cheap paperbacks housed in wheelbarrows outside - weather permitting.
Tea/coffee always on the brew.
Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am to 5pm or by appointment.
THE ANTIQUE MAP & BOOKSHOP (Mr. Proctor), 32 High Street, PUDDLETOWN, Dorset DT2 8RU
Tel: 01305 848 633
Antiquarian Map & Booksellers, Rare & Second-hand Books in the heart of Dorset. We specialise in Fine Leather Bindings, Thomas Hardy, Natural History & Foreign Travel.
Our bookshop is in the beautiful village of Puddletown.
Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm & Saturday 9am to 2pm.
BOOKS BEYOND WORDS (Julian Nangle), 25, High East Street, DORCHESTER, Dorset DT1 1EZ.
Tel: 01305 261186
Books from the stock of Nangle Rare Books, Marcus Campbell Art Books, and Jean Hedger (Children’s).
We specialise in rare and collectable Poetry, Art, Children’s, Fine Press, Antiquarian, Illustrated and First Editions of late 19thC. and 20thC. English and American Literature. Strong on Thomas Hardy, T.E Lawrence, Powys Brothers, Sylvia Townsend Warner and Eric Ravilious.
We also have a good selection of Dorset books, and Science Fiction.
Shop open all year round: Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.
June – September inc: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.
Year round (except December and August): Open Mic Poetry Night on first Thursday of the month 7 to 9 pm (doors open 6.30pm).
A selection of our books is available to view and purchase
at Max Gate (all year) and Clouds Hill (March – October)
BOOKS AFLOAT (John Ritchie), 66, Park Street, WEYMOUTH, Dorset DT4 7DE. (Near Railway Station)
Tel: 01305 779774.
Large general stock on 2 floors. Whilst specialising in Shipping, Naval & Yachting (old & new), also strong on Topography, Transport, Literature, Fiction (inc. childrens), Military etc. Also Shipping, Naval Memorabilia, Old Postcards, Paintings, Die-cast Toys, Ship Models, Ship’s Bells etc.
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.
“Established for 37 years.”
BRIDPORT OLD BOOKS (Caroline Mactaggart & Rosie Young),
11, South Street, BRIDPORT, Dorset DT6 3NR.
Tel: 01308 425689
Second-hand and Antiquarian bookshop open 6 days a week with specialist material in Childrens and Illustrated, West Country Topography and Leather Bindings. Most subjects covered and Scottish Titles available on request.
Valuations for insurance and probate and free appraisals given.
Situated in the centre of town at the top of South Street next to the Art Centre with good food nearby. Free street parking if you are lucky, otherwise car parks nearby.
Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. Member of P.B.F.A.
WILD AND HOMELESS BOOKS (Jon Lever),
12, South Street, BRIDPORT, Dorset DT6 3NQ.
Tel: 01308 421970
Frequently changing general stock of Second-hand books over two floors of a listed building in Bridport's town square (opposite the Arts Centre & Bridport Old Books). Strong on Railways (an entire wall) and stockists of Wild Swan railway titles (new books). Quality books bought.
Open Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 4.30pm (closed Sundays and Bank Holidays). Please check if travelling although Bridport's worth visiting anyway.
THE BOOKSHOP, The Old Bonded Store, Marine Parade, The Cobb, LYME REGIS, Dorset DT7 3JF.
Tel: 07720 747328
Quiet off-season visits to the Cobb and its exceptional scenery can be combined with warming up at the Bookshop which OVERLOOKS LYME REGIS HARBOUR & BOATS next to the Cobb Arms pub, the Harbour Inn and just down the hill from Hix. At busy times The Bookshop is open seven days per week and many evenings. It offers well-selected Recent and Out-of-Print Literature, Children’s books, Poetry, History, Philosophy, Psychology and many surprises even for avid eBookers. Please telephone for message with exact current opening hours.
LYMELIGHT BOOKS & PRINTS (Nigel Cozens), 4 Drakes Way, LYME REGIS, Dorset DT7 3QP
Tel: 01297 443464 or 0781 292 0541
Hand-selected quality books, prints and maps. All subjects covered but specialising in Arts, Illustrated and Private Press, Natural History, Darwin, Wallace, Palaeontology, Geology and Cookery. West Country Topography, John Fowler, T.E. Lawrence and Thomas Hardy.
We offer a Bookbinding service and a Free Book Search service.
Open Tuesday to Sunday (closed Monday) 10.30am to 4pm.
Member of P.B.F.A.
THE END BOOKSHOP (Mark Elbro), 54, Queen Street, SEATON, Devon EX12 2RB.
Tel: 01297 20808.
Large selection of quality Second-hand hardback and paperback books covering most subjects, including children’s books. Browsers welcome.
Ordering service for new and secondhand books available.
Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am to 3.30pm. Saturday 10am to 1pm.
HIGH STREET BOOKS (Geoff Tyson), 150, High Street, HONITON, Devon EX14 8JX.
Tel: 01404 45570
A large general stock of approx. 25,000 books on 2 floors. Antiquarian, Second-hand and Out-of-Print books, Prints and Maps. We have large sections on Military, Maritime, Erotica, History and Art.
Easy on-street parking.
Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.
Member of A.B.A., I.L.A.B. and Ephemera Society.
GRAHAM YORK RARE BOOKS, 225, High Street, HONITON, Devon EX14 1LB.
Tel: 01404 41727
Large stock of books, prints and maps on two floors, particularly strong on Literature, Art, Travel, Spain, Theatre, Local History and Decorative Items.
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm, or 24 hours online.
Member of the A.B.A., I.L.A.B, P.B.F.A. and the Ephemera Society.
JEREMY PETERS FINE BOOKS, Abingdon House Antiques Centre, 136, High Street, Honiton, Devon EX14 1JP.
Tel: 07554 862862
Small selected general stock of interesting books, including Art, Architecture, Literature, Pocket Editions, Military & Naval, G.A Henty, Theology, books on classical music and second-hand classical CDs.
Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4.30pm (CLOSED Wednesday afternoon).
Associate Member of the A.B.A.
THE TOPSHAM BOOKSHOP, 27, Fore Street, TOPSHAM, EXETER, Devon EX3 0HD.
Tel: 01392 877895.
General stock of Second-hand and Out-of-Print books on 3 floors covering a wide range of subjects. Close to Topsham's attractive and historic waterfront and quayside car park.
Open Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 5pm (closed for lunch 1pm - 2pm).
EXETER’S ANTIQUES CENTRE ON THE QUAY, EXETER, Devon EX2 4AP.
Tel: 01392 493501.
Several booksellers maintaining a changing general stock of Second-hand and Out-of-Print books, maps and ephemera covering a range of subjects. In listed building with antiques, collectables and refreshment facilities of The Riverside Café to hand. Situated on Exeter’s attractive & historic quay.
Open 7 days a week 10am to 5pm in winter, extending to 5.30pm in summer. Find us on maps.google.co.uk.
HEARTLAND OLD BOOKS (Jeremy Whitehorn), 12 – 14, Newport Street, TIVERTON, Devon EX16 6NL. (Situated in historic bakery).
Tel: 01884 254488
Wide ranging general stock of interesting Second-hand, Rare and Out-of-Print material. We buy books.
One of the four large rooms in the shop is now overflowing with vintage, flea and retro items. This enterprise, Flora's Attic by name, is run successfully by Elaine Vergette and Jane Benn.
Open 10am to 5pm except Wednesday and Sunday.
Parking in Pannier market opposite.
TARKA BOOKS, 5 Bear Street, BARNSTAPLE, Devon EX32 7BU (Top of the Tarka Line).
Tel: 01271 267090
Large stock of Secondhand books. Open Monday to Saturday 9.45am to 5pm. We are happy to order new books.
QUAYSIDE BOOKSHOP (Rhona and Chris), 43, Northumberland Place, TEIGNMOUTH, Devon TQ14 8DE.
Tel: 01626 775436
Wide ranging stock in used and new books,
out-of-print and current titles.
Fine art greetings cards, framed prints. CDs and DVDs.
Comprehensive range of Railway, Aviation and Maritime with associated ephemera. Plus local authors/interest. Worldwide Booksearch/Delivery and speedy new book Ordering Service. Credit/Debit cards welcome. Members of B.A. National Book Tokens sold and exchanged.
Find us on Facebook, Caboodle, Twitter and Amazon.
Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. Sunday(Summer season and special town events) 11am(ish) to 3pm(ish). High season open all hours!
Close to seafront and famous Back Beach with views to Dartmoor. Ample parking nearby.
CASTLE BOOKS, 4, Castle Street, TOTNES, Devon TQ9 5NU.
Tel: 07562 391801
Good, well selected stock of General and Antiquarian books. The shop is now run by a dedicated group of volunteers who have recently incorporated the business so that it is now known as Castle Books. The shop currently hosts a book-club and creative writing groups. Future plans include book-binding workshops, a storytelling group and regular poetry open-mic sessions.
Open 10.30am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.
Castle Street is at the top of the town, turn right at the Barrel House and follow signs to the Castle. Public car park around the corner in North Street. Lots of cafés only a few steps away. Come in for a chat with our friendly staff, and join our groups and events!
GEOFF COX, Lower West Wing, Tristford House, HARBERTON, Nr. TOTNES, Devon TQ9 7RZ.
Tel: 01803 866181
Interesting range of Secondhand & Antiquarian books, Maps, Postcards & Ephemera. Special interests – West Country History & Topography, Transport, Industrial Archaeology, Illustrated & Children’s books and Folk Music.
Always keen to buy interesting & unusual stock (e.g. journals, photo albums) especially in the above subjects. Member of P.B.F.A.
Private premises, callers welcome by appointment; 1.5 miles from Totnes off Kingsbridge road.
COMPASS BOOKS (Lucy Hingston), 24 Lower Street, DARTMOUTH, Devon TQ6 9AN.
Tel: 01803 839658
Situated on Bayards Cove, I have books to suit everyone, from paperbacks for 'beach reading' to a wide variety of more specialist subjects. I now upcycle old, unloved and 'dead' books by turning them into Paperback Pets and other book art, so come and see what I have on offer, or visit my Compass Books Facebook page.
Browsers are welcome and impulse buying is positively encouraged!
Open 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.
I also sell on www.abebooks.com/www.biblio.com/www.amazon.com
KINGSBRIDGE BOOKS (Paul and Andrea Davies), Horswell Coach House, SOUTH MILTON, KINGSBRIDGE, Devon TQ7 3JU.
Tel: 01548 561798
Private premises. Small general selection of good quality Antiquarian and Second-hand books always in stock. Trading at South West book fairs, at the KINGSBRIDGE ANTIQUES AND CRAFT CENTRE, TQ7 1DE and at M & H ANTIQUES, 19 Newcomen Rd, Dartmouth TQ6 9BN.
Special interests: Polar Exploration, Travel, Modern First Editions, Maritime, Natural History, Children’s books, West Country, postcards and ephemera.
Catalogue of Polar Exploration books issued. Always interested in buying good books on most subjects.
Valuations for probate offered. Member of the P.B.F.A
PATRICK POLLAK, "Moorview", Plymouth Road, SOUTH BRENT, Devon TQ10 9HT.
Tel: 01364 73457
Private premises with parking; collectors and dealers are welcome by appointment. Select stock of Rare and Antiquarian books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, prints and ephemera in all subjects and languages, and specialising in the History of Medicine and Science. Book searches made in all subjects. Professional valuations carried out.
We issue frequent illustrated Newsletters by e-mail and if you are interested to have these, please send us your e-mail address.
Member of A.B.A. and ILAB, Linnean and Ray Societies.
THE BOOK CUPBOARD, 18, The Parade, The Barbican, PLYMOUTH, Devon PL1 2JW.
3 floors assorted out-of-print books - approx. 200,000 Hardbacks/Paperbacks; Various Subjects; Fiction / Non- Fiction. Books bought and sold. Free book search.
We are open seven days a week 10.30am to 4.30pm.
18, The Parade is 10 minutes from City Centre Coach/Rail Stations. There are several car-parking spaces in The Parade.
LOE BOOKS (Tim and Kate Loe), Landreyne Manor, Coads Green, LAUNCESTON, Cornwall PL15 7LZ.
Tel: 01566 782528
We stock a wide range of fine Antiquarian and Second-hand books with a strong interest in Natural History, and specialise in the New Naturalist series. We are not a formal bookshop but visitors are very welcome by appointment. You may also find our website interesting. We offer a commission-based auction search and purchasing service. Fine books bought.
JACK RYDER BOOKS, 10 Pike Street, LISKEARD, Cornwall
Tel: 07889 865 882
Books bought and sold. Specialist subjects Cornish Interest, Military History, Natural History, Art Books, Trains and Transport, General Antiquarian, Collectible Children's Books.
Open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm (summer 5pm) and Saturday 10am to 2.30pm.
JUST BOOKS (Guy & Joan Doncaster), 1, Pydar Mews, Pydar Street, TRURO, Cornwall TR1 2UX.
Tel: 01872 242532
Wide selection of out-of-print and vintage books; specialist areas of interest include Art, Children’s and Cornwall, with many other additional categories of books stocked.
Normal trading hours: 11am to 4pm Wednesday to Saturday. Also open Tuesdays during the Summer and other holiday periods (see website for more details).
Pydar Mews is a narrow shopping arcade, situated on the left going up Pydar Street from the Cathedral, opposite Boots the Chemist, with Just Books situated at the end.
BONYTHON BOOKSHOP (Rosemary Carpenter), 16, Kenwyn Street, TRURO, Cornwall TR1 3BU.
Tel: 01872 262 886
Good general stock specialising in Cornish History, Archaeology & Topography, Children’s Literature & Art. Free Book Search. Credit cards accepted. Good prices paid for quality stock.
Open Monday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm.
CHURCHILL BOOKS (Jonathan Clifford and Graham Gibbs), The Old Coinage Hall, 1 Boscawen Street, TRURO,
Cornwall TR1 2QU.
Tel: 01872 273799
A good general stock of Second-hand and Antiquarian books specialising in Cornwall, Topography, Poetry, Music, Politics, Natural History, Social History, Biographies and a large selection of books, old and new, on the history of Golf over the past 150 years.
The bookshop is next door to ‘Charlotte’s Tea House’.
Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4.30pm.
Mail orders welcome.
BOOKMARK (Natasha Berks), 34 Arwenack Street, FALMOUTH, Cornwall TR11 3JB.
Tel: 01326 211252
Specialising in Maritime, Boat Building and Sailing Adventures. Also strong on Military, Transport, Cornish History, Penguin Classics, Poetry, Art & Design, Esoteric, Philosophy and Craft books. Friendly and helpful service. Book orders most welcome.
GREENBANK BOOKS (Julius Hyde), 9, High Street, FALMOUTH, Cornwall TR11 2AB.
Tel: 07876 454 357
Excellent general stock with special interest in Maritime, Motoring, Railways, Art, Architecture, Design & Crafts, Children’s Books and Cornish History.
We also stock Classical Music CDs and LPs.
Open Monday to Saturday 10:30am to 5pm.
TIMKC BOOKS (Tim Kendall-Carpenter), 5 Bon Villas, NEWLYN, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5BZ.
Specialising in Signed Literary Fiction and Poetry, 20th Century and later, and Art books. Small general stock also held. Monthly e-mail catalogues issued.
Visitors welcome (by appointment only).
I exhibit at several U.K. and Irish Book Fairs and also attend major literary festivals. Member of the P.B.F.A.
BARTON BOOKS (Barry Sinton), 45, Causewayhead, PENZANCE, Cornwall TR18 2SS.
Tel: 01736 363300
Books on Art – International and Modern British, including the St. Ives School, anything Cornish and a selection of inexpensive general paperbacks. Also new books on Art, Landscape and Nature, as well as lovely cards and a few pictures.
Open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturday 10am to 3pm. Please phone if making a special journey as we are sometimes out at short notice.
MORRAB LIBRARY, Morrab Gardens, PENZANCE, TR18 4DA
Penzance is fortunate to have a great independent library, the Morrab, established in 1818,.
The Morrab Library is rare because it is the only one in Cornwall and one of only 30 in the United Kingdom. It is one of the largest – ranking sixth, with more than 70,000 volumes and is strong in literature, history, biography, antiquities, topography and travel and religion and is also a centre for Celtic studies.
.Some 2,750 of its books were printed before 1801, it has extensive runs of eighteenth- and nineteenth- century periodicals, among which are over a century of Cornish newspapers which start before 1850. There are seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Parliamentary Reports, nineteenth-century Blue Books, Historic Manuscript Commission Reports and a collection of 3,000 Napoleonic memorabilia, which has been described as “the only great Napoleonic collection in the world”; whilst the Library’s photographic archive has a computerized catalogue of over 10,000 prints and negatives of antiquities, places, people and events in West Cornwall. It has recently acquired a further 15,000 transparencies of buildings, industrial archaeology and related interest.
Set in a Victorian mansion with delightful gardens and large, comfortable rooms, the Morrab welcomes visitors to Penzance. For more information visit https://morrablibrary.org.uk.
REDRUTH BOOK SHOP, 62, Turnpike Road, Connor Downs, HAYLE, Cornwall TR27 5DT.
Web: www.redruthbookshop.co.uk (Google Redruth Book Shop and click on Redruth Book Shop Abebooks.com – then you are in to my site. Input what you are looking for).
We specialise in New Cornish and Second-hand Cornish books plus other Second-hand books on various subjects such as Law, Medical, History and English. Mainly internet sales. Visitors by special request only; please telephone first. Locals may collect; please ring for directions. Payment by cheque (delivery after clearance), postal orders or Pay Pal.