The longest established antiquarian booksellers in the world (York 1761)
2-5 Sackville Street | Piccadilly | London | W1S 3DP
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7439 6151 | Fax: +44(0) 20 7434 2019
The shop is currently closed for refurbishment and will re-open next week.
Subject to some delays, book and print sales continue to operate as normal by telephone, email and this website.
During refurbishment, our telephone may be busy or unavailable, please leave a message or try email instead.
There may be a delay fulfilling orders for books which are being kept in off-site storage. Prints can also be purchased but cannot be collected or sent until we re-open towards the end of July.
Please accept our apologies for the temporary disruption and be assured that an improved service will soon be resumed.
Monday to Friday: from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm | Saturday: closed during refurbishment
Recent news articles from our Blog
This year Henry Sotheran Ltd is very proud to show its support, once again, for the annual conference of the Rare Book and Manuscript Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries (henceforth mercifully known as the RBMS). This is a highpoint of the year for American rare book librarians and in 2017 is taking place in the lovely midwestern university town of Iowa City. To learn more about the RBMS and its conference, follow this link to its most attractive website: http://conference.rbms.info/2017/ Sotherans is showing its supp…
REFURBISHMENT After 81 years in Sackville Street, we thought it was time for a refit. We will be closed from Saturday 3rd June, planning to reopen for shop business in mid to late July. During this time our stock can be browsed on our website and orders will be fulfilled by mail order. www.sotherans.co.uk Any questions please contact Andrew firstname.lastname@example.org …
Looking through our books today this particular illustration leapt out. The artist is one of my personal favourites, Harold Jones, and the poem described is called 'The Little Shop'. The book, a collection of children's verse by Walter de la Mare, is called 'This Year, Next Year'. Our 250-year-old business is going to see some changes over the coming year due to the pressure of unsupportable rent increases in the West End. We are embracing this as a challenge and are determined to protect our piece of London and the history of booksell…
To help mark the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, Sotheran has donated a copy of Daniel Maclise's wonderful 1866 work The Story of the Norman Conquest to Battle Museum in East Sussex where it all happened. To commemorate the 800th anniversary of the battle Maclise reworked the Bayeux Tapestry as a frieze in a neo-Classical style. He clearly favoured the Normans, as they are seen praying righteously on the eve of the battle while the Saxons are drinking mead and larking about. It's very difficult to defend a hill with a hangover. Sti…
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