Any Amount of Books The Charing Cross Road Bookshop

We are always looking to buy good quality books.


*We can't visit you to look at your books for sale at present, but we'd still like to hear from you if you are looking to sell your collection once things are safer. Please send us an email and we'll get back to you.

Please note we do not buy books over the counter - please don't bring your books into the shop.


We generally only buy larger collections (400 or more books). Exceptions can be (and are) made for rare, collectable, interesting or unusual modern or antiquarian books in very good, clean condition. Lesser amounts can be brought to the shop but please do phone or email us first, as our buyers are not always in the shop, and we don't want you to make a wasted trip.

Our buyers make house calls throughout the Greater London area. We have our own transport for collection. We can go further afield for large and very interesting collections. Below is a list of the kind of books that we buy and a further list of books that we don’t buy.

If you are interested in selling to us then ideally send us an email:

  • Describing as clearly as you can the books you have to sell:
  • Please try and give as much detail as you can, including the condition of the books.
  • Some photos are always helpful.
  • Your contact details, and best times to get hold of you
  • Your location

We are always looking for:

20th and 21st century books on all subjects in excellent condition. We buy first editions of fiction by known or collected writers, art, children's and Illustrated books, science fiction (also fantasy and crime) architecture, design, military, transport, serious history collections, poetry, plays, music, theology, philosophy, pulps, erotica, sport, natural history, photography, science and travel. We are also interested in Penguins, good paperbacks, Everymans and Oxford Classics - generally as part of larger collections. Also autograph material, signed books and letters.

Antiquarian Books. Good condition 18th century and earlier books on all subjects. 19th century books in leather and cloth on all subjects, particularly three volume novels, travel, economics, philosophy, poetry and science, also manuscript material including letters and journals.

We are also buyers of academic and scholarly books in most areas, even very modern books.


We don’t buy the following:

Apologies for any disappointment caused, but its better we tell you now…

  • Book Club books
  • Television and celebrity related books
  • Text books
  • Romance
  • Readers Digest books
  • Magazines
  • Encyclopaedia's of the last 100 years
  • Outdated reference works
  • Odd Volumes
  • Books in poor or defective condition
  • Books that are heavily annotated and underlined
  • Mass market paperbacks
  • Recent travel guides
  • Hardback reprinted fiction
  • Dated political biographies
  • Dated books on current events, science, medicine, health, self help and computers
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Open 7 days a week:
Monday to Saturday 11.30 am to 7.30 pm
Sunday 12.30 am to 6.30 pm


+44 (0) 20 7836 3697


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56 Charing Cross Road