Two Hundred Years of Bookselling in London

The longest established antiquarian booksellers in the world (York 1761)

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  • MAN: Can u find me this book plz ME: Hrm. Looks rare. We can try, though. We'll call you if we find anything. [Nex… AM Aug 15th
  • I love how in the Book trade a simple phrase like "I think we've had that author in the past" can change through in… PM Aug 14th
  • Bookseller drama is the best drama, because it's built on decades of accumulated resentment for long-forgotten slig… PM Aug 13th
  • TOP 4 ENQUIRIES OF THE WEEK: 1) That table is lovely, can I have it? [dude, it has a whole display on it, no] 2)… PM Aug 11th

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