Two Hundred Years of Bookselling in London

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

ABA ILAB-LILA 2-5 Sackville Street | Piccadilly | London | W1S 3DP

+44 (0) 20 7439 |


Business Hours

Monday to Friday: from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm  |  Saturday: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Until Christmas, we will open late on Thursday evenings until 7.30 pm.

Christmas Holiday Opening Hours

For mailing orders, please note that Monday 18th is the last day we can reasonably expect to send orders for delivery before the holiday period.

Saturday 23rd December — Open 10am–4pm as usual
24–26th — Closed
27-29th — Open by appointment only
Saturday 30th December —  Open 10am–4pm as usual
December 31 Closed
January 1 Closed
Tuesday 2nd January — Open as usual


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