Selling Secondhand Books
We buy secondhand books published by The Folio Society, Easton Press and Franklin Library. We also buy unusual non-fiction,
children's books with dustjackets, and early Giles Annuals and pre-1980 British Comics.
If you have items that you wish to sell, please email us with details of the items for sale and your location. Please record all faults to avoid misunderstandings. Check our book descriptions page for guidance. Please also say where you are located so we can see if it is possible to collect the books (if there are a lot of them) or if they will need to be posted. You can book a collection of a large parcel (up to 25 kg - around 25 books or more) by DHL from Parcel2Go for less than £10.
We buy both single items and large collections. Although we prefer to deal by post where practical, if you have a lot of items for sale, we may be able to come and look at them. You can phone us too on (07526) 831682. Email is better if possible as it is easier to avoid mistakes and we are likely to be able to make a more considered offer. We will respond to all requests with either an offer, or a polite refusal if we are not interested.
We are the largest seller of secondhand books by the Folio Society in the UK. We generally offer around £4 a volume for bulk purchases of Folio Society books published since 1990 in nice condition (pro rata for boxed sets). We also offer around £8 each for Easton Press volumes.
We also buy non-fiction (the more unusual the better) and children's books in dustjackets.
See our book collecting articles for more information about buying books for resale, and information about particular authors and subjects.
We buy most titles. As a very rough price guide, £1-2 for pre-1980 books; £3 for 1980s books, £4 for 1990s books, £5 or more for more recent books, and pro rata for sets.
We are always interested in Folio Society Limited Editions especially the following. Follow the blue links for more information and the kind of price you might expect.
Alice's Adventures Underground
Birds Drawn for John Gould by Edward Lear
Doctor Johnson's Dictionary
Just So Stories
Leaves from a Psalter
Lord of the Rings leather bound limited edition
Macaulay - The History of England
Music for King Henry
Night Thoughts by Edward Young
Oxford Classical Dictionary
Oxford Thesaurus of English
Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
Shorter Oxford English Dictionary
South Polar Times
The Benedictional of Saint Aethelwold
The Bible - King James Version
The Bird Paintings of Henry Jones
The Canterbury Tales - Eric Gill engravings
The Diamond Jubilee Bible
The Diary of Samuel Pepys (11 volume Limited Edition)
The Faerie Queene - Walter Crane illustrations
The Fitzwilliam Book of Hours
The Four Gospels - Eric Gill illustrations
The Hereford World Map: Mappa Mundi
The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote
The Hobbit leather bound limited edition
The Holkham Bible
The Holy Land and Egypt and Nubia
The Letterpress Shakespeare (all volumes, both in slipcase and clamshell case)
The Life of St. Edmund, King and Martyr
The Luttrell Psalter
The Queen Mary Atlas
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
The Silmarillion leather bound limited edition
The Sound and the Fury
The Surinam Album
The Temple of Flora
The Wind in the Willows - Centenary Edition
The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (Kelmscott Chaucer)
Tractatus de herbis. British Library Egerton MS 747
Troilus and Criseyde - Eric Gill engravings
War and Peace
We are also keenly looking for the following volumes:
The Folio Society Nonesuch Dickens Leather Edition (in maroon leather covers)
Paradiso by Dante
Purgatorio by Dante
All PG Wodehouse Boxed Sets
Northanger Set of Horrid Novels (1968)
Marlborough, his Life and Times by Churchill
The World Crisis by Churchill (5 volume set)
Swallows and Amazons Boxed Sets
A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell (4 volumes boxed individually)
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman (3 volume boxed set)
Graham Green (6 volume boxed sets)
Evelyn Waugh (6 volume boxed set)
George Orwell (boxed sets)
Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake (3 volume boxed set)
Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (all boxed sets)
Please note though that this is just a sample, and we buy most Folio Society books in nice condition at the right price.
Easton Press and Franklin Library
We buy all Easton Press and Franklin Library titles.
Very Good or better copies in dustwrappers on most subjects, the more obscure the better.
BLYTON, Enid - Secret Seven, Famous Five, Five Find-Outers, 'Adventure' series, 'Mystery' series.
BRENT-DYER, Elinor - All titles, particularly the Chalet School series.
BUCKERIDGE, Anthony - All titles, particularly pre-1960 Jennings.
CROMPTON, Richmal - All William titles.
JOHNS, W.E. - All titles, especially Biggles of course.
RICHARDS, Frank - All titles.
ROWLING, J.K. - first editions in dustwrapper.
SAVILLE, Malcolm - All fiction titles, particularly the Lone Pine series.
GILES Cartoon Annuals
GILES Cartoons (Numbered 1-7, i.e. 1946 to 1953).
GILES 'SPECIAL' - NUJ.