Professional booksellers based in the Ribble Valley

  • Professional full-time booksellers.

    We belong to the P.B.F.A. and currently stock is over 15,000 books. The book rooms are available to view from Tuesday-Sunday.

  • We buy any UK First Editions.

    George Orwell – We buy any UK First Editions by this author – especially first editions prior to 1945.

  • You are welcome to come and visit us.

    Browse through our collectable stock, or if you have a collection of interesting books, especially Modern Firsts or Children’s books please bring them to us, as we are always looking to purchase more stock or offer advice on where best to sell them.

  • We stock over 15,000 books.

    With over 15,000 books we have a wide range of stock but specialise in Modern First Editions,Rare Literature and Children’s and Illustrated books.

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Selling Books since the 1990's

We began selling at book fairs in the North West of England back in the early 1990’s.

Then with the advent of the Internet, we were one of the first 100 UK dealers to begin selling on ABE books in 1998, and of course we still sell on there and on several other platforms. With over 15,000 books we have a wide range of stock but specialise in Modern First Editions, Rare Literature and Children’s and Illustrated books.

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Explore our Online Store or our ABE Book Store

You are very welcome to come and visit us and browse through our collectable stock, or if you have a collection of interesting books, especially Modern Firsts or Children’s books please bring them to us, as we are always looking to purchase more stock or offer advice on where best to sell them.

To be honest it’s worth a visit just to see the wildlife, as we have swallows nesting in the outbuildings, a resident heron and daily visits now from nearly but not quite tame Pheasants.

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