ex libris any amount
Any Amount of Books

56 Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0QA

Tel: 0207.836.3697
From USA: 44.207.836.3697
Fax: 0207.240.1769

Open 10:30AM - 9:30PM, 7 days
Rare books, first editions, modern literature, art, poetry, scholarly/academic, antiquarian, leather bound sets, general stock. Jot101 – Found it, read it, posted it.

We buy large collections of books anywhere in the known world.

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Our shop is 50 yards from Leicester Square station, on the edge of Covent Garden and the Chinese quarter. We are close to many theatres and within spitting distance of Soho & Piccadilly. Books bought constantly.

We have books as cheap as £1 and rare books at many thousands of pounds. Nothing can replace actually going to a bookshop, come on down when next in town…

Our entire internet stock of over 42,000 books
is available to search on ABE Books.
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At our shops we always maintain a quantity of leather bindings suitable for decoration, furniture and interior decorators. The prices tend to be on average about £10-£15 ($15-- $24) per book. Fine bindings and sets of fine bindings are often available also, however the price can be up to £60 ($90) per book. The books available at £10-£15 are in good condition and have leather spines and have proved ideal for interior decoration. We have supplied these books throughout the world for the book shelves of clubs, hotels and private residences.

We only sell these books at the shop, we have found that buyers including decorators and designers need to choose the books that suit their purposes and this is impossible by e-mail etc., So please come by the shop- we are here all week 11 hours a day. We can also supply hard back (i.e. not leather) books at considerably less, especially if bought in quantity.All shapes, sizes and colours including very large books. Hardbound (hardback) books are sometimes referred to as clothbound books to distinguish them from paperbacks (which can also be supplied). Also we can help with decorative and antique (and modern) books as props for TV and Film, books for designers, also books in quantity to fill shelves in houses. Books bought in bulk can attract a fair discount: our basement is especially popular in providing books for stage sets, books by the yard, books for people furnishing and refurbishing houses and flats. Books in quantity for empty bookshelves. 'Books do furnish a room.'

NEWS AND BRAGS - December 2013

The Amazing Bookman!

We have bought several large collections in the latter half of this year - they will be going out all through 2014. We are only half way through the Donald Rudd collection of detective fiction , an unbelievably broad collection of mysteries, thrillers, whodunits from Victorian Lady Detectives through Golden Age 'cosies' to the hardest of hard-boiled noirs and pulps.

Likewise we are not even half way into the vast Jimmy Kanga (bless his name) collection which includes Edwardian fiction, Catholicism, ChesterBelloc, de la Mare, Barry Pain (wrote 10 fantasies - bless him too) Viola Meynell, Julian Green, Edmund Gosse, Vernon Lee, Forrest Reid, Mary Webb, Fiona Macleod, John Buchan, Huysmans, Edward Thomas, Michael Field, and 1000 books by Alfred Noyes and a boat load of European lit in English Zola, Gautier, Balzac, Fogazzaro, Grazia Deledda, D'Annunzio, Maartens, Perez Galdos, Eca de Queiroz etc., Jimmy was probably London's most celebrated and loved book collector of the late 20th century. He can even be found (along with Martin Stone) as a character in Iain Sinclair's White Chappell, Scarlett Tracings (as J. Leper-Klamm 'unravelled pharaoh').

We also acquired large collections of books in Russian, books on Bridge, much on Primitive Art, Cannibals, Shamans, Anthropology and travels in the Pacific Islands. The library of Sir Malcolm Bradbury CBE (1932 – 2000) is passing through the shop as we speak (British novelist - The History Man - academic and writer on English and American literature.) A large amount of plays have come our way + the usual plethora of art books and scholarly tomes. Modern first editions and illustrated books have not been neglected and our Children's book section is a source of delight…

As we approach a million hits (see counter below) this encomium from the Times Literary Supplement (17/12/12) still warms our hearts '..for quality, frequently renewed stock, reasonable prices, Any Amount of Books... cannot be beaten.' Despite this our 2014 resolution is to stay modest - as Nietzsche put it 'Some are made modest by great praise, others insolent.'

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