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.


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With an original ink and watercolour illustration of Tintin and Snowy, signed by Hergé, making a co… (Click for more)The bold constructivist style seen in posters in our Vintage Travel Poster exhibition takes marketi… (Click for more)🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘 #repost @britpeel.

For every person who reposts this photo, along with the #bekindtoelephan… (Click for more)Vintage travel posters on all sides are giving a very retro feel to the shop and somehow it all see… (Click for more)Another image from one of our latest and finest acquisitions, Richard Doyle’s masterpiece ‘In Fairy… (Click for more)The 400-million-year-old fossils gracing our tables -courtesy of @fossilslondon - are lending us a … (Click for more)Richard Doyle's 'In Fairyland', with its 16 enchanting woodblock plates giving a glimpse into the r… (Click for more)Our showroom table of curiosities is groaning under the weight of enormous fossils alongside a mamm… (Click for more)

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  • The Travel Posters on display in the Print Department have made the shop very colourful the past few weeks. They'll… 1 hour ago
  • #printoftheday, NICHOLSON, William (1872-1949). W for Waitress. £150 Original lithograph in colours, from An Alphab… AM Nov 18th
  • Announcing our exciting Charles Dickens collaboration with John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller of San Francisco.… PM Nov 17th
  • #printoftheday, THEYS, Freddy. Royal Exchange, London. £130 Original contemporary copperplate etching, signed by th… PM Nov 17th
  • #printoftheday, TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. La Chatelaine. £50 Original lithograph with colour as published in 'Les Affiches… PM Nov 16th
  • Who knew Jeremy Paxman hates The Compleat Angler so much? "virtually unreadable… otiose beyond endurance"… PM Nov 15th

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