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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 23 Dec 2009, 20:30 
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Lou's shop is in Yorkshire. Near to Ilkley, between Leeds and Skipton. So, not near Shropshire.

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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 30 May 2010, 22:03 
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I stopped in Tewkesbury for lunch a few weeks ago and went into a second hand book shop. (sorry don't know the name, but it was on a main shopping street and the town's not huge). There was a pile of EBD's on the floor. Not that they were going cheap; I think it was just lack of space.


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PostPosted: 02 Aug 2010, 16:57 
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I've seen those too. Last time I was in the shop was April, and I'd seen them also the previous time which was about January. Looks like someone's complete collection - there were some La Rochelles as well and a Bettany Press School by the river. Shop is called Cornell Bookshop, High St Tewkesbury if anyone wants to investigate further. The shop does have a presence on ABE, but there aren't currently any EBDs there. I don't suppose he's listed his whole stock on ABE - or maybe he's now sold them? The prices were reasonable but not cheap enough to buy on spec and then try to find someone who wants them.


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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 13 Aug 2010, 14:23 
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G.Davids up the pasageway opposite King's College in Cambridge has a phenomonal old children's section upstairs, pretty much all first editions etc as wells as paperbacks including EBD, Enid Blyton, Biggles (if that floats your boat) etc. Varying prices from high to low, well worth a rumage.i was there on Wednesday and made several rather lovely book discoveries. Recomend it thoroughly if you are in the area!

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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 13 Aug 2010, 16:10 
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Isn't that The Haunted Bookshop.


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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 13 Aug 2010, 16:58 
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No. The Haunted Bookshop specialises in GO and illustrated books. David's is pretty much opposite it and specialises in most other books: modern first editions and some remaindered books. I've found some excellent bargains there in the past. It must have expanded though: when I was there last the children's section was the poorest in the shop and there wasn't an upstairs. Now hoping even harder that I manage to get to Cambridge in November... (I've just realised that if it's FOUR YEARS since I left Cambridge. Eek.)

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PostPosted: 13 Aug 2010, 17:22 
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Bother you mean I missed another bookshop when I went to Cambridge, never even looked across the road. Oh well only a couple of hours on the coach and another good excuse to go book hunting. Thanks Joey.


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Peakirk have now relocated to Norfolk - no physical shop anymore although they will let you see books by appointment, but still web/phone sales.

And my mother rang me from Arundel the other day to let me know that Kim's Bookshop has a large selection of CS hardbacks at various prices ranging from sensible to silly. I keep telling her I've got them all now, but she still gets excited if she sees any!

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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 25 Aug 2011, 16:22 
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Spotted six or seven of Elsie J Oxenham's Abbey books in hardback in Chapters in Parnell Street, Dublin, Ireland today. The one or two I looked at were 1949. No dust jackets, but fair copies. If anyone's interested in getting an Abbey collection going, this might be an ideal opportunity! Couple of EBDs as well, but more modern paperbacks. Mods, if this is not an appropriate place to post, please would you move the post?

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There is a shop in Stamford called St Mary's Books, at 9 St Mary's Hill. They tend to have various GO books although defintely at the over-savvy prices.

An absolute gem I found was a 2nd hand bookstore in Beverley, Lincolnshire. From memory it was on a narrow street off the main square, with a few steps up to the shop. Found a number of EJO, EBD and DFB books in good condition and very reasonably priced.

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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 20 Mar 2012, 19:35 
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Nicci did you mean Beverley East Yorkshire?? :?


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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 22 Mar 2012, 18:42 
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The Fifteenth Century Bookshop 99 -100 High Street, (literally at the top of the hill!) Lewes, East Sussex. BN7 IXH

This is not the place for bargains but the books are realistically priced.

They have a lot of children's books but also a wide selection of other things - I got a hard back copy of "Doctor Syn" for a friend of mine for £10.

Lewes has a number of secondhand bookshops. When I go there I work up the hill with this being my last port of call. I have never gone away empty-handed......

They have a website but don't appear to "sell" on-line


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PostPosted: 13 Feb 2013, 19:51 
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If in Henley on Thames you should also check out Richard Way at 54 Friday Street. The children's section is small but nice and they have excellent selections of old books on travel, agriculture and military history. Their current window display is vintage guides to Austria and Switzerland. Oh and it's next door to a pub (which has a car park and does food).


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PostPosted: 15 Jun 2013, 21:36 
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pleasently suprised by Alton secondhand bookshop today. Whole room of children with lots of vintage GO esp Oxenholme and Brazil. CS mostly Armadas though. Several shelves of pony books too


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PostPosted: 16 Jun 2013, 09:26 
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Has anyone any recommendations for SHBS in Cumbria please? Preferably that do Military History (yawn) as well as GO stuff. Must keep the SLOC happy as he is taking me there. :D


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PostPosted: 16 Jun 2013, 11:35 
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The best place is Sedbergh, "England's book town". Before I offend anyone in Sedbergh, yes I know that it really belongs to Yorkshire and doesn't like being classed as "Cumbria" :lol:. It's 12 miles and one motorway junction from Kendal, so if you're staying in the Lakes area it'll be a bit out of the way but you could call in on your way there or back.

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PostPosted: 16 Jun 2013, 16:32 
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When will you be in Cumbria, Jan? For anybody who's in the area, or who wants a day out, there will be a PBFA bookfair at Arkholme, near Kirkby Lonsdale, on Sunday 7 July. Details of the location and the exhibitors are here.

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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 16 Jun 2013, 16:56 
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pleasently suprised by Alton secondhand bookshop today. Whole room of children with lots of vintage GO esp Oxenholme and Brazil. CS mostly Armadas though. Several shelves of pony books too


Ah, I used to be in charge of that section... :D

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PostPosted: 16 Jun 2013, 22:08 
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Sedbergh - is an amazing place. When my parents had a flat in Kendal we used to go to Sedbergh every visit one we discovered it.


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Caerwen Books in Perth Australia. Primarily an internet store but accepts visitors by appointment. 9454 7383. Not too far from the airport


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