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Antiquarian Booksellers Association

Trade body for dealers in rare and fine books, manuscripts and allied materials. Includes a members directory and a bookfair calendar.

For collectors of pre-1945 Baedeker guidebooks. With advice on what to look for, editions, titles and price guidance.

The Clique

Established in 1890 to publish information for booksellers on the old, rare and secondhand booktrade in Britain. Includes resources for the public and the trade.

Friends of the Chalet School

A society for those who enjoy and or collect the books of Elinor Brent-Dyer, in particular the Chalet School titles. Includes articles, book list and publishing history.

Great War Dust Jackets

Details a personal collection of dust jackets from books relating to The Great War published between 1914 and 1939.

London Rare Books School

Summer school offer a series of five-day, intensive courses by the Institute of English Studies, University of London. Description and booking information. IES_London

The Penguin Collectors’ Society

Explains their role is preservation and conservation rather than just collecting, and describes their activities. Includes valuation advice, publications and Penguin links.

Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association

Trade association for antiquarian and secondhand booksellers. Provides news, book fairs, dealer directory and membership details.

Resources for Booksellers and Book Collectors

A directory of selected booksellers with details of their specialities, area guides, book prizes, specimen signatures of authors, collectors clubs, and book care information.


A guide to sources of secondhand and antiquarian books in the UK, with listings of shops, fairs, auctions, online dealers, bookbinders, and links.

Ward Lock Red Guides

Website about the earlier (pre-1950s) editions of Ward Lock "Red" travel guides and aimed at fellow enthusiasts and collectors of these guides, to share and provide information about them, their history and bibliography.

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