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Secondhand and Antiquarian Bookshops in the UK and Republic of Ireland

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The Beverley Old Bookshop has closed
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Eastgate Bookshop of Beverley has closed

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Bridlington Lions Bookshop/BRIDLINGTON/8 Prospect Arcade
Bridlington Lions Bookshop  Open at advertised times
8 Prospect Arcade  Prospect Street   BRIDLINGTON   YO15 2AL
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Open:  Monday - Saturday 10.30 - 3.30.
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Bookshop selling donated books.

Paperback lovers will be happy here, though there are hardbacks as well.  Laurence Purcell 19.12.13
Had a open sign on the door but the door was locked and the lights were off. According to the opening times on the shop front the shop should have been open. It looks like a lovely little bookshop from the outside. I will try again next time I'm in the area.   Jayne  25.04.22
Friendly welcome. Fiction and nonfiction. Hardback and paperback. Lots of bargains. Only take cash. I came away with a few books. I will definitely be calling in again soon.   Jayne  23.05.22

Countryman Books/WILLERBY/Southrise
Countryman Books  Open at advertised times
Southrise  Great Gutter Lane West   WILLERBY   HU10 6DP
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tel: 01482 869710  e-mail  web 
Open:  Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 4.00, closed Wednesday.
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Specialist dealers in quality rare, and collectable fishing, shooting, hunting, big game hunting, dogs and horse books Also books written and illustrated by Cecil Aldin and Lionel Edwards. Please telephone before setting off to ensure the shop is open.


J. E. Books   /HULL/12 Hepworth_s Arcade  
J. E. Books     Open at advertised times
12 Hepworth's Arcade    HULL  HU1 1JU
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tel:  07875 548472  e-mail   web   
Open:  Tuesday - Saturday 11.00 - 4.00
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J. E. Books stocks new and second-hand books as well as literary gifts. Orders are taken and 10% off for orders of 5 or more new books.


Oxfam Bookshop/BEVERLEY/10 Toll Gavel
Oxfam Bookshop  Phone before travelling
10 Toll Gavel   BEVERLEY   HU17 9AJ
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tel: 01482 888454  e-mail  web 
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A fairly average Oxfam bookshop on the main pedestrian precinct, with a WH Smith new bookshop next door.  Chris K 18.06.12
Not a bad bookshop with some quite good modern fiction and a large crime fiction section. Standard Oxfam prices. Other charity shops in the same street, none to get excited about book-wise!  Jon Morgan 13.11.17
Large bookshop. Fiction and nonfiction. Hardback and paperback. Not many bargains. A bit pricey for me. We came away with a few books.   Jayne 23.05.22
A well stocked Oxfam bookshop. Includes an odd ‘Academic’ section which contains many of the serious non-fiction books. Prices are purely based on Abebooks. So there are no bargains to be had. Talking to the manager and a volunteer they systematically search the value of each donation before pricing and putting them on the shelves. This policy is now common in many Oxfam shops where they use volunteers to do the online searching. I explained to the manager that these policies meant that commercial bookshops are going out of business - but they couldn’t see that this may be a problem. A more sinister policy is the pulping of books which have not sold after 8-12 weeks which is now also common in Oxfam bookshops. I explained that this surely was not in the best interests of the charity as a customer may have bought it at a slightly less aggressive price. Again the staff in this shop were indifferent to my views.  PeterD 06.09.22

St. Crispin Antiques Centre/BEVERLEY/11 Butcher Row
St. Crispin Antiques Centre  Open at advertised times
11 Butcher Row   BEVERLEY   HU17 0AA
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tel: 01482 869583 
Open:  Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00, Sunday 10.30 - 4.30.
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Upstairs bookroom with general stock and some better books in a locked cabinet.

One room on the first floor towards the back (that will save you looking through the 'antiques' in all the other rooms. Equivalent of a very small SH bookshop but limited stock. Nothing of any great interest to me but worth a browse if in town.  Jon Morgan 13.11.17
This ‘book room’ is part of this large antiques centre in beautiful Beverley. The room is at the very back of the labyrinthine market on the first floor. A good room full of books - good on religion, history and literature. The owner of the books in this book room is available to the store on the phone and can be accommodating on price. (Rather like the Antiques Roadshow programmes on TV!). As a result I bought a rare 4 volume set at a reasonable price.

I would recommend a visit if you are in Beverley. (If you are there check out the Minster and St Mary’s church too - glorious!!)
  PeterD 07.09.22