Birmingham City Council

Antiquarian Booksellers, Book Search and Bookbinding Services

Compiled by Arts, Languages and Literature, Floor 3, Central Library,
Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3HQ Telephone: 0121 303 4227,

Do you possess an old, valuable or interesting book? We have records available of books which have been sold at auction which may give some idea of the value of your book.

Do you like collecting old or interesting books or just enjoy browsing in antiquarian bookshops? We can explain Roman numerals, trace specialist bookshops and help to track down out of print books. Look out for the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) shield it stands for fair and honest trading.

It is best to store books in rooms, which are not too humid and kept at a fairly constant temperature. They should be kept away from fires, radiators, and direct sunlight. We are happy to provide information on restoration and rebinding or give you details of professional help.

Antiquarian Booksellers

David Temperley
Westminster Books, 19 Rotton Park Road
Tel: 0121 454 0135
Appointment desirable

Elmfield Books
Unit 4 Phoenix Business centre
361-365 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, B12 9TE
Tel: 0121 689 6246


PO Box 3075, Edgbaston, B15 2EW
Tel: 0121 440 2734
Appointment only

Readers World
137 Digbeth, B5 6DR
Tel: 0121 643 8664 Anytime
St Martins Rag Market
Left corner stall, Edgbaston Street
(second hand books, and comics)

Robin Doughty Fine Books

100a Frederick Road, Stechford, B33 8AE
Tel & Fax: 0121 783 7289
(E-mail, phone, and fax enquires only)

Stephen Wycherley (rare books)
508 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, B29 6BD
Tel: 0121 471 1006
Open: Mon Sat 10.00 1700 hrs

Secondhand and Antiquarian Bookshops in West Midlands

The Book Guide:


G & J Chesters
14 Market Street, Polesworth, Tamworth,
Staffordshire, B78 1HW
Tel: 01827 894743
Open Daily: 9.30 – 5.30
Late Night Wednesday: 9.30 – 21.00

Book Search Services

Anvil Books
52 Summer Hill
West Midlands
B63 3BU
Contact: J.K. Maddison
Tel: 01745 827792
Tue, Thu & Sat 10.00 - 5.00

Worrallo, J. & M.A.

29 Trees Road
The Delves
West Midlands
Contact: John Worrallo
Tel: 01922 724519

Abe Books (UK)

Alibris (US)

Antiquarian Booksellers Association

Bookfinder General

Booksearch at Hay (UK)

H. P. Bookfinders (UK)

Maggs Rare Books (UK)

UKBookWorld (UK)

Bookbinders in Birmingham

DJ Services

90 Inverness Road, Northfield, B31 1RE
Tel: 0121 604 8815

Eagle Bookcare
9a Waterstone Parade East, B18 6NR
Tel: 0121 233 3645

Henry Mills
Chester Street, B6 4BE
Tel: 0121 359 4671

New Leaf Bindery
Unit B 272 Montgomery Street, Sparkbrook, B11 1DS
Tel: 0121 773 1681

Quality Bookbinding
For Thesis and Periodicals, University of Birmingham,
Tel: 0121 414 5799/97

Susan Wood
Archive Conservation And Bookbinding
Unit 7, Via Gellia Mills, Via Gellia
Bonsall , Near Matlock, DE 2AJ
Tel: 01629 822880
(Collects Work From Birmingham)

Society of Bookbinders members in the Birmingham area willing to undertake work.

Dermott Creece
Tel: 01746 768008

Alan Gardiner
Tel: 01743 709 323

Christopher Holmes
Tel: 01295 810308

John Richards
Tel: 01926 886070

Christopher Rowlatt
Tel: 01544 260466

Angela Sutton
Tel: 01684 575731

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