Books - Second Hand and Rare Books
Reviews and ratings of quality, hand-picked, UK websites where you can buy used books online



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Book Clubs
Headers: New books, Second hand books, Textbooks, Rare and out-of-print books
Abebooks was started in 1995 in Victoria, BC Canada and has grown into one of the best book websites on the internet. Every sort of book is here, used, rare, out-of-print, textbooks, collectibles, bestsellers, and hard-to-find books. In fact over 50 million books offered by more than 12,000 booksellers in 42 countries. It is very easy to search the databse and you can purchase any item with Visa, MasterCard, or by any of a bookseller's other accepted payment methods. The prices are very competitive with find books discounted up to 90%.
Special Features: BookSleuth. If you are looking for a book but can't remember the author or the title, post a description in BookSleuth and get assistance from visitors worldwide to help you track it down.
Headers: Books, Electronics & Photo, Music, DVD, Video, Software, PC & Video Games, Home & Garden, Toys & Games
Although associated mostly with books of which they have a huge stock, covering nearly all subjects, Amazon now sells virtually everything. And their prices are surprisingly good. The electrical goods, for example, are very competitively priced. The site is very easy to navigate and there are also a huge selection of useful, and usually well written reviews for products. You can also search for goods available in the auction department plus you can get good deals from the many used items sold at Amazon.
Special Features: 30 returns policy.
Free Delivery on most orders >£15

Academic Book Trade
Headers: Second Hand Academic Books
Buy and sell second hand academic books online. All trading is done between individuals, not Academic Book Trade itself, which simply provides a meeting place for buyers and sellers. 1000s of books available.

Barter Books
Headers: Second Hand Books
Based at Alnwick Station in Northumberland, Barter Books operates one of the largest secondhand bookshops in the UK and you can now buy books direct from them online. Click "Onine Catalogue" to access their large stock of second hand books. The condtion of each book is described.
International Delivery Available

Booksearch At Hay
Headers: Second Hand Books, Antiquarian Books
In addition to the 4 million or so used and antiquarian books from Hay on Wye, this website will search a world wide network of book dealers. That's a lot of books! So if you know the title of the book, just fill in the online form and they will do the searching for you.
International Delivery Available

Addyman Books
Headers: Second Hand Books
Addyman Books is one of the Hay on Wye book sellers and you can now buy books direct online from them. Of course it's not quite the same thing as a sunny day, wandering around Hay and checking out all the book shops, maybe take a walk down to the river...... Ah! Bliss.

Clare Books
Headers: Second Hand Books, Rare Books
Large stock of second hand and rare books, both fiction and non fiction. The condition of each book is described. Clare Books is based in Ealing, London.
International Delivery Available

Sharp's Book Co.
Headers: Second Hand/Used Books
Very good selection of used books in a wide range of categories. The condition of each book is described and they are quite happy to provide extra photographs of a book if you want. Sharp's Books is based in Swindon.
International Delivery Available

Stella & Rose's Books
Headers: Rare and Out of Print Books
Rare books with a special emphasis on childrens and illustrated books, but not exclusively so. Photographs provided for all books and you can also enquire further about any books you see listed before you buy. Stella & Rose's Books is based in Tintern, Monmouthsire.
Special Features: You can send your book to a different address.
International Delivery Available

Gifts for Book Lovers


Easytorecall LogoLightwedge -
This is the perfect portable companion for every reader.
Simply rest the Lightwedge on your book - it beams Powerplay Basketballa pane of crisp white light onto the page you are reading - without any glare or stray light disturbing others.
It’s perfect for when you want to read in the dark or when there isn’t much light - in bed, on a plane, in your car, when camping, even in the bath. It also doubles as a bookmark.
The Lightwedge uses cool LED lights which are guaranteed to last the life of your Lightwedge. It has two brightness levels and takes four AAA batteries (not supplied)
It measures around 7 x 9 inches so is suitable for paperback and hardback books. £29.99 + £3.99 P&P = £33.98


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