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The shop will reopen on 30th July 2020. For the time being we will be open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10.00 to 17.00. Entry will be by ringing the doorbell. Appointments may be made by calling 01629 815547 (the shop) or 0114 268 9393 (our home). We look forward to welcoming back book lovers.

Website update

Our web site has recently undergone a refresh.

  • You may now see a small locked padlock icon indicating that your connection to the website is encrypted.
  • It’s easiest to use a large screen PC with separate keyboard and mouse, the website will now adjust to suit the device you are using (smart-phones and tablet computers).
  • The Stock List search facilities have been changed to a fast and flexible database search.
  • We are now able to add dedicated pages with fuller descriptions and images for selected books, collections and multi-volume works.

We now have a bookshop in Bakewell

On 2 May 2019 we opened a bookshop at Bakewell. We have moved all our stock into nice new premises. The shop occupies two floors and one room is dedicated to our natural history and ornithology titles. Parking is available close-by and the shop is on the main street.

The address is: 14 Matlock Street Bakewell DE45 1EE

Tel: 01629 815547

Major acquisition of new stock

We have recently made three major purchases of books.

  • A collection of 300 ornithology books, mainly British birds
  • 100 books on foreign birds, mainly field guides
  • 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.

Tern Press

We have just bought a small collection of hand-made books published by the Tern Press, which was started in 1973 by Nicholas and Mary Perry.

To find these scarce and handsome books go into the stock-list and put in the word ‘tern’ in the Publisher search box.

In starting the project, Nicholas Parry said: “Our initial aims were to relate each subject to a relative set of materials. To think of the book as an overall work of art, rather like an opera, with a body (stage – props – paper – binding), intellect (thoughts – words – libretto), and feelings (music – colour – prints), to try, as in all art, to produce a form that lives and breathes.
Thus our books are not conceived, designed, produced through process, but are perceived, arranged and produced through craft.”