Booksellers

A selective list of booksellers who stock antiquarian and second-hand London books.


Hawk Norton
Tel: 020 8560 6122
Email: hawk@btinternet.com
Private premises. View by appointment. 
Thousands of London books, maps, prints, ephemera and artifacts. 
E-mail to request catalogue.
 

Grosvenor Prints
19 Shelton Street
Covent Garden
London WC2H 9JN
Tel: 020 7836 1979
Fax: 020 7379 6695
Email: grosvenorprints@btinternet.com
Website: www.grosvenorprints.com
Shop premises. Monday-Friday 10:00-6:00; Saturday 11:00-4:00. A stock of over 100,000 prints.  

Island Books
White House
Storrington Road
Thakeham
West Sussex
RH20 3EQ
Tel: 01798 812223
Fax: 01798 812223
Email: islandrarebooks@btinternet.com  Website: www.islandrarebooks.org.uk (From 31 Aug 2016)
Private premises: View by appointment. Specialises in British topography, local history and genealogy, etc., including London material.

Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers
46 Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3PA.
Tel: 020 7631 4220
Fax: 020 7436 6544
Email: books@jarndyce.co.uk
Website: www.jarndyce.co.uk
Shop premises opposite the British Museum: Monday-Friday 11:00-5:30, but mainly catalogue booksellers and appointments are preferred. The leading specialists in 19th century literature, Dickens and Dickensiana, but can also be relied on to have London books, particularly in the fields of social and economic history, housing conditions, the London underworld, etc., as well as London literature. Also stocks antique folding maps of London.

Marlborough Rare Books
No.1 St Clement's Court
Clements Lane
London EC4N 7HB
Tel: 020 7337 2223
Email: sales@mrb-books.co.uk
Website: www.marlboroughbooks.com   Office premises: Monday-Friday 9:30-5:30.  Owned and energetically run by Jonathan Gestetner, himself one of the great collectors of London books. No-one is more familiar with the material. Issues London catalogues -- mainly of rarer and earlier books, but also more modestly priced 19th century items.

Shapero Rare Books
32 St George Street
London W1S 2EA
Tel: 020 7493 0876
Fax: 020 7495 5010
Email: rarebooks@shapero.com
Website: www.shapero.com
Shop premises: Monday-Friday 9:30-6:30; Saturday 11:00-5:00. A large general antiquarian bookshop that always has some worthwhile London books. Just behind Sotheby's. Ought to be visited to see the smartest antiquarian bookshop that has appeared in London for a good many years. Also stocks maps, prints, etc.

Henry Sotheran Ltd.
2-5 Sackville Street
London W1S 3DP
Tel: 020 7439 6151
Fax: 020 7434 2019
Email: books@sotherans.co.uk
Website: www.sotherans.co.uk
Shop premises: Monday-Friday 9:30-6:00; Saturday 10:00-4:00. The world’s oldest antiquarian bookshop. General antiquarian books. Has a very strong architecture department that always includes some unusual London material.

The Tyger Press Ltd.
41 Cheverton Road
London N19 3BA
Tel: 020 7272 3234
Email: tygerpress@clara.net
Private premises: View by appointment. General stock, including London material.

Unsworth’s Antiquarian Booksellers
Freephone: 0800 055 6650
Mobile: 07802 875469. 
Email: books@unsworths.com 
Website: www.unsworths.com
On-line. Antiquarian booksellers, general stock, including London material.

Peter Whetman
38 Burwood Avenue
Pinner
Middlesex. HA5 2RZ
Tel: 020 8868 7968
Email: pwhetman1@waitrose.com
Private premises. View by appointment. Issues an annual catalogue of books on London.

 

Altea Gallery Limited
35 St. George Street 
London W1S 2FN
Tel: 020 7491 0010
Fax: 020 7491 0015
Email: info@alteagallery.com
Website: www.alteagallery.com
Shop premises: Monday-Friday 10:00-6:00; Saturday 10:00-4:00. Original Antique Maps, Rare Maps, Old Maps, Old Charts, Antique Prints, Wall Maps, Antique Atlases, Celestial Maps & Old Globes.

Ash Rare Books
43 Huron Road
Upper Tooting
London SW17 8RE
Tel: 020 8672 2263
Email: books@ashrare.com
Website: www.ashrare.com
Private premises: View by appointment. General antiquarian books, first editions, etc., and with a small selection of antiquarian London books. Also London maps and a large stock of London prints.

Bryars & Bryars
7 Cecil Court
London WC2N 4EZ
Tel: 020 7836 1910
Shop premises: Monday-Saturday 11:00-6:00   Antique atlases, maps and charts of all regions, 15th to 20th centuries, including London maps and prints, especially London Underground; general rare and antiquarian books.

Daniel Crouch Rare Books LLP
4 Bury Street, 
London SW1Y 6AB
Tel: 020 7042 0240
Email: info@crouchrarebooks.com
Website: www.crouchrarebooks.com
Shop premises: Monday-Friday 10:00-6:00; Saturdays - by appointment. Specialist dealer in antique atlases, maps, plans, sea charts and voyages dating from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Also prints and globes.

Toby English
6 St Mary’s Street
Wallingford
Oxon OX10 0EL
Tel/Fax: 01491 836389
Email: toby@tobyenglish.com
Website: www.tobyenglish.com
Office premises: View by appointment. General stock. Strong on books on the Thames, and often has more general London books. Exhibits regularly at the London fairs. Issues catalogues on architecture, etc.

Robert Frew Ltd.
8 Thurloe Place
London SW7 2RX
Tel: 020 7590 6650
Fax: 020 7590 6651
Email: shop@robertfrew.com
Website: www.robertfrew.com
Shop premises: Monday-Friday 10:00-6:00; Saturday 11:00-5:00. An attractive general antiquarian stock, and often has some worthwhile London books. Also sells London maps, prints, etc.

Garwood & Voigt
55 Bayham Road
Sevenoaks
Kent TN13 3XE
Tel: 01732 460025
Email: gv@garwood-voigt.com
Website: www.garwood-voigt.com
On-line: View by appointment. Specialities: maps, atlases, prints, travel, etc.

Nicholas Goodyer
8 Framfield Road
Highbury Fields
London N5 1UU
Tel: 020 7226 5682
Mobile: 07759 382280
Email: email@nicholasgoodyer.com
Website: www.nicholasgoodyer.com
Private premises and on-line. Please telephone first. Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00 by chance or by appointment. General antiquarian books, with a small and select stock of antiquarian London books. Also folding maps of London.

Skoob Books
66, The Brunswick
off Marchmont St
London WC1N 1AE
Tel: 020 7278 8760
E mail: enquiry@skoob.com
Website: www.skoob.com
Shop premises: Monday-Saturday 10:30-8:00; Bank holidays 10:30-6:00. Second-hand academic books and historic London A-Zs.