We are currently interested in purchasing books in these areas:

  • Kent and Sussex topography and history.
  • Modern first editions.
  • Collectible children’s books.
  • Leather bound books.
  • Antiquarian and rare books.
  • Music and dance.
  • Philosophy.
  • Science.
  • Poetry.
  • Art and Photography.
  • Ancient history, archaeology and Classical literature, either in translation or the original text with commentary, e.g. the Loeb Classical Library.

Due to space constraints we are not currently buying large quantities of general stock but are always happy to view  a collection. Tuesday is set aside as our ‘buying day’ with a dedicated buyer always present, books can also be offered on other days by appointment, please ring in advance. We are happy to arrange for a house call locally to look at a larger quantity of books. For convenience we welcome lists of books for sale or enquiries via post or e-mail with details of the author, title, condition, edition, and photographs if possible.

We are able to offer an informal valuation and opinion on a reasonable number of volumes brought into the shop, but we currently do not offer a formal appraisal service for purposes of probate or insurance.

If you have any questions or queries please give us a call on 01892 527842 or e-mail us at info@hallsbookshop.com


We also offer a full professional bookbinding and restoration service, as the above example of a family Bible shows.