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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  • ME: oh look a bookstore BOOKSTORE: [is closed] ME: I will not stand for being personally attacked in this mannerabout 12 hours ago
  • me: my rare book cataloguing is easy to read what it actually looks like: 18 hours ago
  • CUSTOMER: um is this the bookstore? DOG: no this is the barkstore CUSTOMER: oh I see. Well they do sound very alike… AM Feb 16th
  • We have some very talented artists occupying our sublet for a few weeks beginning at the end of the month. I have i… PM Feb 15th
  • creaking knees and an ill-defined back problem are the two main bookstore occupational hazards04:18 PM Feb 15th
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