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About Old & Rare Books

Managing the Old & Rare Books section for World of Books; World of Rare Books specialises in rare, antiquarian and vintage books, including first editions of all genres. Our stock is nearly all from before 1970 and therefore does not have ISBN codes. We currently have 120,000 books in stock and our inventory is ever-growing.

Here at World of Rare Books we are all working towards a common goal which is a satisfied customer who will come back and buy again! When we value our stock we want our customers to be happy with the price, when we list our stock we want to describe everything you want to know before making a purchase.

When dealing with customer service we will strive to make sure you’re dealt with promptly and professionally, and when packing your order we use the best possible packaging for your order. No matter the value we will treat your order with the care and attention it deserves.

If you feel we could improve in any area please do get in contact, we would love to hear from you.

You can contact us at or call 01903 708111.

Other services we offer


With a strong foothold in the decor for interior design market we have regular clients from around the world.

We have supplied vintage and antique decorative books for projects including; window dressing, pub and hotel decor, stage and set design, personalised libraries and for corporate events and parties. Please inquire for more information at


Vinyl is a booming market right now and we feel there is a strong synergy between vintage books and vintage music. Currently we are listing over 500 records per week from 12” LPs, Eps and 7” singles to box sets.

For us vinyl is here to stay and we are focused on replicating the excellent service we offer with our books to our vinyl customers.

Customer service

If you have specific requirements, or prefer the more personal touch of speaking to one of our team directly, please do not hesitate to email or call us. Our customer service team are on hand to answer any questions and can always discuss further the condition and price of any of our stock.

If you can't get through straight away our team are probably picking inquiries so please be patient and try again in a few minutes. Our team are available on the phone Monday to Friday 8am - 9pm on 01903 708111 or via email at