Hawkridge Books - Antiquarian Booksellers, Specialist in Ornithology and Natural History
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This winter we have had three major purchases of books. Firstly, a collection of 300 ornithology books, mainly British birds; then almost 100 books on foreign birds, mainly field guides; and almost 50 titles in the New Naturalists series, all in fine condition. Specific titles include The Birds of Africa published by Academic Press, and the Handbook of the birds of the world edited by del Hoyo and published by Lynx Editions. More...
Hawkridge Books at The Rutland Arms Antique Centre, Bakewell.
We now rent a unit at The Rutland Arms Antique Centre, Bakewell, Derbyshire. The centre houses over 40 dealers on two floors, offering a good variety of quality antiques, such as silver, furniture, pottery, bronzes, glass, jewellery... We are on the first floor and have a unit with around 900 books in a variety of subjects. There is a coffee shop on the ground floor. So why not come along and browse our stock.

The Rutland Arms Antique Centre
The Square
D45 1 BT
01629 810468

How to use this website

How to use this site:

There are 3 ways to find the book you are looking for, Quick search, Advanced Search, and the Catalogues.
In each case, click on the book's Stock number to compile a list of books you are interested in. When your list is complete, add your contact details and send it to us.

Quick search

This will search for the word or phrase you input across our entire on-line catalogue so a search for "jones" will find all entries where that name appears in Author, Title, Publisher or Description fields. The quick search only lists the first ten entries found. If your search is for a common word it will be better to use the Advanced search and specify additional criteria.

Advanced search

The Advanced Search option allows you to search on very specific criteria:Author, Title, Publisher, Description, minimum and maximum price,


The Catalogues page lists all our specialist catalogues. Note that some of these are very large files, if your internet connection is too slow we can send you a printed copy by post.

Information request

Once you have found a book you are interested in click on the stock number. This will bring up an enquiry form showing the book title and stock number.
Either add your contact details to the form and send it or continue browsing and add more books to the enquiry form.
When you are ready you can enquire, make an immediate order using PayPal or order with payment by cheque.
The form also allows you to delete books from your information request. Try it here: 12345

Can't find what you want?

Please contact us if you can't find what you want, we may have a copy in stock not yet added to the online catalogue.

Buying from Hawkridge

When you contact us with a book request we will advise of the total cost. Books are despatched promptly on receipt of payment which may be made by credit/debit card , PayPal or cheque. If books are found not to match our description, they may be returned within seven days of receipt. Overseas customers should pay in sterling.


There is such a wide range of variation in book sizes and weights that we can only calculate an estimated shipping cost here, this is occasionally too little or too much. If you use PayPal we will request additional payment or make a refund in respect of actual shipping costs incurred if appropriate. When you enquire about an order we will package the book(s) and let you know the total cost.


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