About Us

We are professional full-time booksellers based in the Ribble Valley and belong to the P.B.F.A.Current stock is over 15,000.The book rooms are available to view from Tuesday-Sunday.Just ring or e-mail First 01254 247 874 to make sure we are not out buying more stock. We specialize in Modern First Editions,Children’s Books,Military,History and Sporting Titles,but also have many more books in many subject areas.Parking no problem opposite the farmhouse and for Sat nav use BB6 8BD.

After Graduating from Middlesex University with a Degree in Drama in 1987,I tried to pursue a career as an actor.Not an easy profession,and after limited success as a struggling actor/stand up comedian and in order to pay the bills and feed the cats,I went into Social Work Management.After one contract ended I decided to take the plunge and work for myself.It has proved to be a wise decision,as I love what I do as much now as I did 20 years ago.

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.

Previously we were based in Winchmore Hill North London,but moved to a large Farmhouse in the Ribble Valley Near Clitheroe in 2013.

Quite a lifestyle change and now we have sheep on our land and keep chickens.There are a couple of large book rooms here and we always welcome direct contact with customers or fellow dealers.

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.