I have built many libraries in places as far afield as Edinburgh, Philadelphia, Johannesburg and Hong Kong. Each collection is unique but they all reflect their owners and have been put together over a number of years.
Your library is however you choose to define it: a shelf of well-thumbed, food-stained recipe books; piles of art and photography folios on a coffee table; amusing light reading in a guest bedroom; a wall of assorted volumes in a holiday home so that any visitor will find two or three things to bury their nose in; or a grand collection involving an architect adding a new wing to your existing property to house row upon row of fine leather bindings.
Taking your time allows opportunities to arise and enables tastes to change and be refined. Indulge in the luxury of a collection that grows and evolves. I look forward to providing my knowledge and experience in the choice of your personal selection.
As a member of the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association based in South West London, I have been buying and selling books for over 30 years. Whether it's a single volume or the contents of a vast library, I am always interested in being offered wonderful books. A browse through my stock will give you a very good idea of the sort of things I am interested in buying.
If you, or someone you know, would benefit from some expert advice from a friendly, professional bookseller, please get in touch. I look forward to helping.
Personal and Corporate Gifts
Making suggestions for the perfect present is one of the best things about being a bookseller. If a grandchild is having a birthday, or a friend is getting hitched, or someone in the company deserves a reward, or for any other reason, or no reason at all, I can advise on matching the books with the occasion.
Perhaps you have a favourite childhood story that has been read to bits or a gap on the shelf because someone 'borrowed' that volume? Let me know what is missing and I will hunt high and low to find it for you.