Secondhand and Antiquarian Bookshops in the UK and Republic of Ireland

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Books And Pieces/NOTTINGHAM/19 West End Arcade(Opposite the Central Library)Angel Row
Books And Pieces      Open at advertised times
19 West End Arcade  (Opposite the Central Library)  Angel Row    NOTTINGHAM  NG1 6JP
tel:  0115 958 8932  e-mail
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In the process of being sold, and closed until then.
Small unit crammed with thousands of books and Marvel / DC and other comics. Added to daily. Check out opening times on its Facebook page or telephone 01159 588932 evenings for an appointment.

Shut since lockdown, never reopened. Confirmed by neighbouring premises. Still full of books, so who knows if it will ever reopen?  Stive 16.03.22

Bookwise Newark/NEWARK/2 Queen_s Head Court
Bookwise Newark  Open at advertised times
2 Queen's Head Court   NEWARK   NG24 1EL
tel: 0115 958 9312  e-mail  web 
Open:  Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
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Why not order any 'in print' book from 'Bookwise' and help support Music for Everyone? Bookwise sells sheet music, CD's, new books on music, music themed cards and gifts as well as a good selection of donated second hand books and all donated items are in support of Music for Everyone. Bookwise will accept donations but does not purchase books.

Very attractive charity bookshop in a sunny little courtyard behind the Queen's Head. Decent stock, emphasis on older hardbacks. Best of the three Bookwise shops.  Tallis 03.09.19
Lovely bookshop. Friendly welcome. Fiction and nonfiction. Hardback and paperback. Reasonable prices. Some bargains. Take cash and card. Didn't buy anything on this visit.   Jayne  03.05.22

Bookwise Nottingham City Centre/NOTTINGHAM/10 Goose Gate
Bookwise Nottingham City Centre  Open at advertised times
10 Goose Gate   NOTTINGHAM   NG1 1FF
tel: 0115 958 9312  e-mail  web 
Open:  Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.30.
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Why not order any 'in print' book from 'Bookwise' and help support Music for Everyone? Bookwise sells sheet music, CD's, new books on music, music themed cards and gifts as well as a good selection of donated second hand books and all donated items are in support of Music for Everyone. Bookwise will accept donations but does not purchase books.

Above average charity bookshop, worth a visit in the now cultural book desert that is Nottingham apart from the excellent Jermy & Waterton. Sadly no longer has a specialist CD shop attached.  Norman Davies 13.11.17
When I was there a woman was animatedly pricing referring to a book comparison site and commenting on all the 'valuable' books they had on sale. Oh dear. No good can come of this, I fear. My concerns are more than borne out by the adventurous prices some of the volumes now carry.  Steven Kelly 18.01.20

Bookwise/SOUTHWELL/2 Queen Street
Bookwise  Open at advertised times
2 Queen Street   SOUTHWELL   NG25 0AA
tel: 07922 78540  e-mail  web 
Open:  Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 4.30.
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Why not order any 'in print' book from 'Bookwise' and help support Music for Everyone? Bookwise sells sheet music, CD's, new books on music, music themed cards and gifts as well as a good selection of donated second hand books and all donated items are in support of Music for Everyone. Bookwise will accept donations but does not purchase books

Lovely bookshop. Friendly customer service. Wide range of fiction and non-fiction on two floors. Car park near by. 1st 2 hours free (remember to get a ticket).  Sunflower 21.01.19

Dawn Book Supply/NOTTINGHAM/5 Station Road
The Dawn Book Supply  Open at advertised times
5 Station Road  Carlton   NOTTINGHAM   NG4 3AT
tel: 01159 612624  e-mail  web 
Open:  Monday & Friday 10.00 - 4.00, other days by appointment.
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We have over 1000 non-fiction general books including maps, railways, history and much more. We also sell new & second hand Christian and religious books.

Gladstone Books  /SOUTHWELL/near the town centre, ring for details
Gladstone Books    Appointment necessary
near the town centre, ring for details  SOUTHWELL  NG25 0AA
tel:  01636 813601  e-mail   web
Open:  By appointment most days 10.00 - 5.00
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About 2,500 modestly-priced books on display: second hand, antiquarian, rare and some brand new - with many more in stock. Specialisms: history, classical fiction, biographies, essays, poetry, sociology, theology, food, transport, local studies, natural history, arts, crafts, reference. Also substantial collections of academic books on philosophy, biological and physical sciences and medicine. Easy free parking. Cash only; ATM nearby.

A recent find in much loved Southwell. If you are visiting this delightful town and like me love books, do not miss this little gem. The owner is charming, well informed and helpful and there are many treasures waiting to be found. Well stocked and well laid out, I could happily have spent an hour or so just browsing. I will definitely be back. If you don't know Southwell, look for Bull Yard (or ask) as it is hidden away off Queen Street.  Liz Bentley 26.07.15
Incredible well stocked bookshop with an excellent variety of books. Very peaceful and welcoming shop and the books are excellent prices and very good condition etc. Definitely worth a stop to support an independent book shop.  Emily Birch 18.02.16
Great to find this gem of a bookshop, full of books to make you think, across a range of topics. I appreciate the newsletter with its recommendations which are right up my street.  Peter Cansfield 18.02.16
A wonderful shop with a very astute and knowledgable owner. An inviting selection of books to browse and enjoy. A particularly good range of philosophy books. Well worth a visit.  Tony Walker 18.02.16
1. Quiet and comfortable atmosphere where you can browse without interruption. 2. A well selected and wide range of books. But the added pleasure is that the book seller really knows his stock and may introduce items you might otherwise have missed.  Sally Godwin-Austen 27.02.16
Serendipity brought me here as I fondly remember Prof. Mepham's shop in Lincoln. Seek out Bull Yard and browse, you will be well rewarded.  Colin G. Thornton 04.03.16
This is a literary oasis located in a quiet lane close to the Minster. It is small but well organised with a catholic selection of books with something to please almost everyone! The owner is knowledgeable and helpful but also willing to leave browsers alone.  Peter Donaldson 02.04.16
Small shop but every space well filled and no filler. Organised and a pleasure to browse. Excellent stock, mostly non-fiction. Friendly chap running it who will leave you alone or chat depending on your preference. Great prices. WAD.  Ian Ellis 22.07.17
Moved to present location in April.  TBG 06.04.19
Now moved to a bookroom at a private address, viewable by appointment  TBG2 08.07.21

Knightcross Books/NOTTINGHAM/48 Halifax Place
Knightcross Books  Appointment necessary
48 Halifax Place  Lacemarket   NOTTINGHAM   NG1 1QN
tel: 07840 528206  e-mail 
Open:  7 days 9.00 - 9.00.
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Antiquarian, fine bindings, literature, topography, travel. I have about 1,000 items in stock. I am familiar with every Item and can respond to email or phone enquiries at once. Prices range from about £15 to £4,000.

Oxfam Books and Music/NOTTINGHAM/58 High Road
Oxfam Books and Music  Open at advertised times
58 High Road  Beeston   NOTTINGHAM   NG9 2JP
tel: 0115 967 8650  web 
Open:  Monday - Saturday 9.45 - 5.00, Sunday 11.00 - 4.00.
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I visited Oxfam Beeston yesterday found it very disappointing, not a lot of books and anything of any interest was very over priced.  Krissie 20.10.11
Disappointing even by Oxfam standards - for a City it is distinctly poor. Lots of academic books from the students.  Norman Davies 13.11.17

Oxfam Bookshop/NEWARK/18 Cartergate
Oxfam Bookshop  Open at advertised times
18 Cartergate   NEWARK   NG24 1UB
tel: 01636 705851  web 
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This used to be a ramshackle gem a la Coventry Oxfam, but was tidied up last year and about half the stock has gone. Several shelves were empty when I visited. Still a couple of bays of rarer collectibles, but no real bargains now.  Tallis 03.09.19
Fiction and nonfiction. Hardback and paperback. Mixed price points. Some bargains. Take cash and card. All the books I was interested in were a bit pricey. My husband got a couple of bargains.   Jayne  03.05.22

Oxfam Bookshop/WEST BRIDGFORD/12 Central Avenue
Oxfam Bookshop  Phone before travelling
12 Central Avenue   WEST BRIDGFORD   NG2 5GR
tel: 0115 9826951  web 
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Salvation Army Bookshop/BALDERTON/Brisbane Court
Salvation Army Bookshop    Open at advertised times
Brisbane Court    BALDERTON  NG24 3PS
tel:  01636 676486    web
Open:  Tuesday - Thursday 10.00 - 2.00
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Phenomenal. Thousands of books, the stock is being replenished all the time, friendly, and cheap.  Shaun Tyas 11.07.19
Packed charity bookshop in a little shopping precinct on the south side of Newark. Friendly chap claimed they had 40,000 books, but I'd estimate 6-8,000 on the shelves. Older hardbacks £2, everything else £1. No wildly collectible rarities, but great for cheapies.  Tallis 03.09.19
Visited on a Saturday. Shop was closed. Opening times are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 2pm. It looks like a large bookshop from the outside. Free parking.   Jayne 08.09.21
Large bookshop but not much room between bookshelves. It is difficult to see lower shelves and other customers and staff constantly asking to get past (you need to have the patience of a saint to deal with this). Fiction and nonfiction. Hardback and paperback. Bargains everywhere! Cash only. Free car park in front of the shop.   Jayne  15.04.22

Wild Ways/NEWARK/First Floor
Wild Ways  Open at advertised times
First Floor  The Buttermarket  Middlegate   NEWARK   NG24 1BF
tel: 07983 869774  e-mail  web 
Open:  Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 4.00.
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We are a Book and Games exchange located inside a beautiful Edwardian shopping center. We stock a large range of collectable,second hand and new books, graphic novels, comics, board games, card games, jigsaws and wargaming. We are also a community hub! - Book Club - Discussion Group - Gaming Group - Workshops and Talks.