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


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When people think of selling books to us the first questions we are asked are: how do I know if it … (Click for more)Enormous vintage travel posters are all around, on every available flat surface and towering above … (Click for more)Fairies became so popular in the early twentieth century that they started to overrun children's bo… (Click for more)So pleased that I got to see these dramatic linocuts by John Gledhill in our print department today… (Click for more)This glowing view across the shop, taken yesterday, creates the same mood as the extraordinary yell… (Click for more)We've had it before; we love it; and another copy is coming into stock in the next few days. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀… (Click for more)'Orlando the Marmalade Cat, A Camping Holiday' was first published in 1938 and is full of the most … (Click for more)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀👀 ... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The ⏰ is ticking. Siri tells me that … (Click for more)

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  • #printoftheday, STADLER, I.C. Jacob's Bridge. Original aquatint after the sketch on the spot by F.B. Spilsbury,.… 7 hours ago
  • #printoftheday, HAYES, William. Silver Pheasant. Original etching with hand colour, published in "Portraits of Rar… AM Oct 20th
  • When Hive refuses to turn on your heating: it was prophesied here. 'I'm sorry, I can't do that, Dave'.… PM Oct 19th
  • #printoftheday, MATSUMURA, Yashuhiro. Z-Mind. Original manga cell with drawing of character from the Sunrise prod… AM Oct 19th
  • Do join us on 8th Nov, when we will be opening the vintage poster exhibition. You can RSVP at the below address. PM Oct 18th
  • It's that time of year again.. we are preparing for our Vintage Travel Posters exhibition. On display at the shop f… PM Oct 18th

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