Category Archives: BOOK FAIR NEWS


The shop continues to be open three days a week Wednesday to Friday 10am to 5pm. We hope to see you if you live, work or visit York. We also open by appointment outside these hours if something can be arranged.

Our new catalogue is progressing and is on Typography and lettering and is a single collection catalogue from the Library of Michael Harvey. Please contact us if you would like a copy and are not generally on our mailing list.

York is looking lovely, so do visit.


Spring in the bookshop and at the book fairs

We are now open on Wednesdays to Fridays on a regular basis from 10.00am-5.00pm and other times by appointment so please call in.

With Easter on the horizon, we have lots of lovely books for gifts alongside a range of greetings cards. If you are looking for something unusual as a gift, we can often help out.

The Rare Book Fair returns to Chelsea after a two year break at the end of April. We have tickets in the shop or you can get them from the ABA Chelsea Fair website. We are happy to send them by post too, should you want to have one. The Chelsea Website is  – we will be there with a range of our stock on art, architecture, design and photography, so please come along. We have some unusual items, not least of which is an early example of flexible glass fibre, illustrated below – a precursor of artificial silk. We are at stand  69.

LONDON BOOK FAIR 21st-24th October 2021

The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association are holding the delayed summer fair at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London this year. What a great venue. We will be there with a selection of books on architecture, design, art and photography – we are on the first floor. Hoping to see any customers who can make it. You can get a ticket from us by post or from the FIRSTS London website – just follow the link

We hope to see you there – at Stand F43 on the First Floor


After a year missed because of COVID the tradition of going to the York National Book Fair is only a month away. Get an e ticket from the book fair website or a  complimentary paper one from my shop or any other second hand book shop in York. Looking forward to meeting colleagues and customers again in person after the long period of isolation from the real world. Hope to see you there.

Bookshop News

Had enough of waiting for action?

Our shop  re-opened on April 14th on Wednesdays through to Fridays   and will continue with these hours in the foreseeable future, assuming the COVID 19 current restrictions remain unchanged.

We recommend you call if traveling any distance. Looking forward to seeing you.


Nothing is worse than not knowing when a shop will be open. We are pleased to announce that from Thursday 3rd December, our shop will be open daily Wednesdays – Saturdays 10.30am to 5.00pm unless COVID restrictions intervene.

This is a small shop so only two people are able to visit at a time but hopefully this will work out just fine.  Hoping you will visit us.


We will be showcasing 20 of our books at the upcoming Firsts Online book fair organised and hosted by the Antiquarian Bookseller’s Association. The way it works is that you visit the website which goes live at 2.00pm GMT on 10 September as take a look at the fair offerings submitted by the participating booksellers. If there is something you would like you  can buy it from the individual booksellers.  I hope you find something you like. The site closes down on September 14th at 5.00pm GMT

The website address is


Our bookshop has been painted up and the shelves ordered to allow you to browse and buy books now. We are however only going to be open by appointment for the next few weeks. Please give me a call if you would like to look around. Opening by appointment will allow you to look about at your leisure without concerns on social distancing in our tiny shop.

We look forward to seeing you there. Telephone 0780 394 1307  if you would like to visit.  We can also deliver books bought on line within the city limits for free or you can buy on line and select to collect at the bookshop.


Like most other bookshops, we regretfully have closed our doors for what, I hope, will only be a very short time. This is so the UK  can get back on track with getting the corona virus under control. Meanwhile we can be contacted by email at this time which is shown at the top of the page.  You can also telephone us on our mobile number 0780 394 1307. Keep healthy and take a look at our books for sale here. If there is anything you would like to reserve then please go ahead and contact us. We will be sending out all reserved books or those bought directly from our website as soon as we can.