Secondhand and Antiquarian Bookshops in the UK and Republic of Ireland

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The original site closed at the start of the first lockdown. Since then of course there have been a lot of changes to the world. Fortunately a small group of active reviewers has been visiting and reporting on shops. In many areas the listings are accurate and up-to-date, though we continue to come across shops that have closed or have gone permanently online only, some a number of years ago. Happily the majority of the pre-2020 bookshops have reopened but we would still recommend that you contact any shop you intend to visit if it involves a journey.

We ask you all, bookshop visitors and bookshop owners, to please let us know of all changes to shop details - opening hours, contact details, temporary or permanent closure etc. Details of how to do this are on our guidelines page.

Visitors and shop owners have pointed out that many comments are very old and unlikely to represent a shop's current state, especially when a shop has been taken over and restocked. For this reason, comments made before 2018 are now hidden by default. The Show older comments link near the top of each listings page displays them.

Map links: the marker position is that of the shop's postcode, and is therefore not exact, but usually within a few buildings.

Lastly, sad though it is, we like to record the passing of bookshops. From June 2021 all bookshops removed from the listings are moved to the Graveyard page with all comments.

Bookshop name index

Bookshop place index

Interactive Bookshop map

Bookshops removed since June 2021

Bookshops by location


   West Midlands

East Anglia



   WC & EC Postcodes
   E Postcodes
   NW Postcodes
   N Postcodes
   SE Postcodes
   SW Postcodes
   W Postcodes

North East

   County Durham
   East Yorkshire
   North Yorkshire
   South Yorkshire
   Tyne And Wear
   West Yorkshire

North West

   Greater Manchester
   Isle of Man

South East

   East Sussex
   West Sussex

South West



   Isle of Wight

Northern Ireland

   Co. Armagh
   Co. Down
   Co. Fermanagh
   Co. Londonderry


   Central Scotland
   North East Scotland
   Scottish Highlands
   Scottish Islands
   South East Scotland
   South West Scotland


   Mid Wales
   North Wales
   South Wales
   West Wales

Republic of Ireland

   Co. Clare
   Co. Cork
   Co. Donegal
   Co. Dublin
   Co. Galway
   Co. Leitrim
   Co. Limerick
   Co. Mayo
   Co. Roscommon
   Co. Waterford
   Co. Westmeath
   Co. Wexford
   Co. Wicklow