Do you have books to sell?

Every day we receive enquiries from people with books to sell, single items to entire collections. We always welcome such offers. If you would like to offer us books, please do not hesitate to phone us on 01780 763033 or e-mail us at info@stmarysbooks.com with as much information as possible about the item(s) you wish to sell. Sending us photographs via email is always a good idea since it allows us to objectively see the condition of the books. Not every book needs to be photographed individually, a row of books on a shelf or laid on the floor will suffice.

We are happy for you to call into our shop with your books (although if you have a significant quantity we recommend you phone ahead of your visit to ensure one of the partners will be on site to view your collection.) Don't worry about trying to discern what or may not be of interest, or trying to categorise in any way, and multiple boxes are not an issue. In most cases we are able to give an immediate answer, but occasionally we may need to examine items in more detail. You will be given a receipt for any books left with us.

We are also happy to travel anywhere in the UK and further afield to view large, quality collections and libraries etc.

Our fields of interest are very wide and fine, rare, collectable books on any subject are never refused.

Some of our specialist areas are below - but we are interested in any rare, collectable items so please do not be deterred if you don't see your books on the list below!

  • Childrens Books - fine, illustrated editions, Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, Beatrix Potter, A.A. Milne, Upton's Golliwog Books, Enid Blyton, C. S. Lewis, Arthur Ransome, 'BB'/Denys Watkins Pitchford, Rupert Annuals etc.
  • 20th Century First Editions - Ian Fleming, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, Agatha Christie, P.G. Wodehouse, John Buchan, J.R.R. Tolkien etc.
  • Country/Rural Pursuits - Cecil Aldin, Surtees, Lionel Edwards, Snaffles, 'BB'/Denys Watkins Pitchford, Hunting, Shooting, Big Game etc.
  • Sporting Books - Wisdens, Cricket, Motoring, Autocourse, Motocourse etc.
  • Cookery - Mrs Beeton, Eliza Acton, Hannah Glasse, early cookery.
  • Literature - Austen, Dickens, Bronte, Trollope, Shakespeare, Eliot, etc.
  • Fine Bindings & Quality Leather Sets - Literature, Poetry, Scholarly Books, Non-Fiction.
  • Topography - Local, national and global. Atlases and maps.
  • Bell Ringing Books
  • Horology - Clocks and Watches, Repair, Restoration, County Clock Makers etc.
  • Any Collections: Art, Maritime, Military, Railway, Botany, Mountaineering/Exploration, Folio Books etc.
  • Old Photographs
  • Maps, Prints & ephemera

N.B. Although we will gladly look at any book(s) you have to sell, we do not purchase everything that is offered to us. We cannot make a purchase offer until we have actually examined the item(s).

Valuation

We also offer the service of valuation on both collections and single books. We can do this for numerous purposes - for probate or for insurance reasons for example. We are happy to travel to come and see books if necessary and charges vary according to the volume of books to be valued and the time needed to do a thorough job. For more information telephone us on 01780 763033 or click here to find out more.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

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Featured Books

Featured Books

The Stunning still housed in the original wrapping complete Harry Potter set Seven Volumes. All signed Examples. We add to our collection on a daily basis, so don't miss out on our new arrivals. Find here our latest and finest acquisitions from the past month.
Covid-19

Covid-19

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