Selling rare books to the Online community since 1998…

What is a rare and collectible book? A good question. A book may be surprisingly rare simply because it is difficult to find a decent copy – in the case of collectible paperbacks for example. Some books become collectible following some event such as a new film, an author winning a prize after several published efforts, or perhaps because of their death. However, if you know where to look then a book may not seem so rare after all…

Our Testimonials speak for themselves:
Reach the Top as a Competition Driver
“Excellent transaction in every way *****”
This site is a portal to rare and collectible books of all types which may may not be easy to find, in the edition you want, in the condition you want. Beware the Book Club editions masquerading as first editions, paperbacks masquerading as hardbacks and, worst of all, some print on demand books (POD) which are sold as ‘New’ copies but bear little or no resemblance to the original book in paper quality, printing quality and binding quality.

Our Testimonials speak for themselves:
An Impersonation of Angels: A Biography of Jean Cocteau
“Wonderful book. Thank you so much!”
At Online Rare Books what you see is what you get. We may not always be the cheapest, but each of the rare and used books for sale is described accurately, with a professional eye. You will be delighted to receive any book from Online Rare Books. We have a reputation to live up to.

Our Testimonials speak for themselves:
Little Resistance: Girl’s War-time Adventures in France
“FIRST CLASS SERVICE”
N.B.
Although most of books sold here reside on our own shelves, Online Rare Books is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com and related amazon sites for other countries.

Here is a list of Book Subjects which have passed through our hands in the last 12 years or so:


BOOK INTERESTS YOU MAY HAVE

…OR WANT TO HAVE?

  • Accounting
  • Action/Adventure
  • Addictions
  • Adoption
  • Adult & Further Education
  • Africa
  • Agriculture & Farming
  • Aircraft
  • Air Force
  • Aliens
  • Alternative Belief Systems
  • Alternative Health
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Alternative Therapies & Health
  • American Civil War
  • American Football
  • Ancient Literature
  • Animals/Wildlife
  • Anthropology
  • Antiques & Collectables
  • Archaeology
  • Archery
  • Architecture
  • Argentina
  • Army
  • Army Vehicles
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Artist-Illustrated
  • Asia
  • Astrology
  • Astronomy, Space & Time
  • Athletics
  • Atlases, Maps & Travel
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Auto/biography: Business
  • Auto/biography: Childhood Memoir
  • Auto/biography: Historical, Political & Military
  • Auto/biography: Literary
  • Auto/biography: Royalty
  • Auto/biography: Science, Technology & Medical
  • Auto/biography: Sport
  • Auto/biography: The Arts
  • Aviation
  • Badminton
  • Ball Games: Court & Indoor
  • Ball Games: Field & Outdoor
  • Baptist
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Basket Making
  • Bead Art
  • Bears
  • Beauty/Grooming
  • Bedfordshire
  • Beer
  • Belgium
  • Bereavement
  • Berkshire
  • Bibles
  • Bibliog./Indexes
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Science
  • Birds/ Birdwatching
  • Board Games
  • Botany/ Zoology
  • Bowling (Ten-Pin)
  • Bowls
  • Boxing & Combat Sports
  • Brazil
  • Bristol
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Buddhism
  • Bus/ Tram
  • Business
  • Business Entrepreneurship
  • Business Leadership
  • Cake Decorating
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Canada
  • Canals/ Narrowboats
  • Candle & Soap Making
  • Card Games
  • Cardmaking
  • Care Homes (Children)
  • Care Homes (Elderly)
  • Careers & Success
  • Caribbean
  • Cartoon & Comic Strips
  • Catholicism
  • Cats
  • Caving/ Potholing
  • Celebrity Chefs
  • Ceramic & Pottery Making
  • Channel Islands
  • Chemistry
  • Cheshire
  • Chess
  • Chile
  • China
  • Christian History & Denominations
  • Christianity
  • Christian Theology
  • Civil Engineering & Environmental Engineering
  • Classic Literature
  • Classics, The
  • Climbing/ Mountaineering
  • Clinical Medicine: Professional
  • Clocks & Watches
  • Coins
  • Collectables
  • Communication & Media
  • Computing: Professional & Programming
  • Computing: Textbooks & Study Guides
  • Cook Books
  • Cornwall
  • Costa Rica
  • Cricket
  • Crocheting
  • Cross-Stitch
  • Crosswords
  • Cultural Studies
  • Cycling
  • Cycling Sports
  • Dance
  • Darts
  • Decorating
  • Denmark
  • Derbyshire
  • Design & Commercial Art
  • Devon
  • Devotion/Meditation
  • Diet/Weight Loss
  • Diving/Scuba
  • Divorce
  • DIY
  • Dogs
  • Dolls
  • Dorset
  • Drama Texts & Plays
  • Dream Interpretation
  • Drink
  • Driving
  • Durham
  • Dutch
  • Earth Sciences
  • Ecology
  • Economics: Professional & General
  • Economics: Textbooks & Study Guides
  • Education: Study Guides
  • Electronics
  • Electronics Engineering & Communications Engineering
  • Embroidery
  • Energy Technology & Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Engineering & Technology: Textbooks & Study Guides
  • England
  • English Civil War
  • Environment & Planning
  • Equestrian & Animal Sports
  • Espionage
  • Essex
  • Etiquette & Manners
  • EU Law: Professional
  • EU Law: Textbooks & Study Guides
  • Europe
  • Exercise/Fitness
  • Exploration
  • Falklands War
  • Family/ Relationships
  • Family Health
  • Fantasy Fiction
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Fencing
  • Feng Shui
  • Field Guides
  • Field Sports
  • Film
  • Film Tie-ins
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Finance, Personal
  • Fine Arts
  • First Aid
  • Fish
  • Fishing
  • Fitness & Diet
  • Flower-Arranging
  • Folklore/Mythology
  • Football
  • Fortune-Telling
  • France
  • French Revolution
  • Gaelic Games
  • Gardening
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Genealogy
  • Geography
  • Geography & Earth Science: Textbooks & Study Guides
  • Germany
  • Ghosts
  • Glass
  • Gloucestershire
  • Golf
  • Graphics/Design
  • Greece
  • Gulf War
  • Gymnastics
  • Herefordshire
  • Hertfordshire
  • Hiking, Camping
  • Hinduism
  • History of Ideas
  • Hockey
  • Home Economics/Cleaning
  • Horror Fiction
  • Horse Racing
  • Horses
  • House Building/Restoration
  • House Plants
  • Human Resources/Personnel Management
  • Humour
  • Hunting/Shooting
  • Ice Hockey
  • Illnesses/Diseases
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Industrial/Commercial History
  • Industrial Chemistry & Manufacturing
  • Interior Decorating
  • Interior Design
  • International Law: Professional
  • International Law: Textbooks & Study Guides
  • International Relations
  • Inventions & Technology
  • Ireland
  • Irish Civil War
  • Islam
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Java
  • Jewellery
  • Jewellery Making
  • Judaism
  • Kent
  • Kenya
  • Knitting
  • Lancashire
  • Lacemaking
  • Language & Linguistics
  • Law
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Literary Criticism
  • Local History
  • London
  • Lorries/Vans/Trucks
  • Love/Relationships
  • Lutheran
  • Magic
  • Management Techniques
  • Marine Life
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Marriage/Relationships
  • Martial Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Medical/Nursing
  • Medical Sciences
  • Medicine: Textbooks & Study Guides
  • Medieval
  • Mental Illness
  • Metalworking
  • Meteorology
  • Mexico
  • Middle East
  • Military/War
  • Military Divisions
  • Mind, Body & Spirit
  • Minority Studies
  • Modelling
  • Motivational
  • Motorcycle/Scooter
  • Motoring
  • Motor Sports
  • Music
  • Napoleonic War
  • Natural History: Animal & Wildlife
  • Natural History: Plants
  • Nautical
  • Navy
  • Needlepoint
  • New Age
  • New Zealand
  • Norfolk
  • Northamptonshire
  • Northern Ireland
  • Northumberland
  • Norway
  • Occult
  • Oceania/Australasia
  • Olympics
  • Origami/Paper Craft
  • Oxfordshire
  • Painting
  • Palaeontology/Dinosaurs
  • Parenting/Babycare
  • Pharmacology
  • Philately/Stamps
  • Photography, Digital
  • Photography, Film
  • Physics
  • Poetry
  • Political Ideologies & Parties
  • Portugal
  • Pottery & China
  • Prayerbooks
  • Pregnancy/Childbirth
  • Property (Buying/ Selling)
  • Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology: Professional
  • Psychic Powers & Parapsychology
  • Public Speaking
  • Quilting
  • Radio
  • Religion
  • Religion, Comparative
  • Renaissance
  • Reptiles/ Amphibians
  • Rowing/Canoeing
  • Royalty
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Russia
  • Sailing/Yachting
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Science: General & Reference
  • Science & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
  • Science Fiction
  • Scilly Isles
  • Scotland
  • Scottish Isles
  • Screenplays
  • Self Help
  • Self Improvement
  • Sermons
  • Sewing, Needlework
  • Sex & Sexuality
  • Shooting
  • Shropshire
  • Silver
  • Skateboarding
  • Skating
  • Skiing/ Snowboarding
  • Sleep
  • Snooker
  • Social History
  • Sociology
  • South Africa
  • Space Exploration
  • Spacecraft
  • Spain
  • Spanish Civil War
  • Spinning & Weaving
  • Spirituality
  • Squash
  • Staffordshire
  • Suffolk
  • Surrey
  • Sussex
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tapestry/ Needlepoint
  • Tarot
  • Tennis
  • Thailand
  • Theatre
  • Theology – All Religions
  • Toys (books about)
  • Traction Engines
  • Trains & Railways
  • Travel Guides
  • Travel Writing
  • Turkey
  • TV
  • TV Tie-Ins
  • USA
  • USA – specific States
  • Vegetarianism
  • Veterinary Science
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam War
  • Wales
  • Walking/ Hiking/ Rambling
  • Warwickshire
  • Weapons
  • Weddings
  • Weight Training
  • Wiltshire
  • Wine
  • Winter Sports
  • Witchcraft, Wicca
  • Women’s Studies
  • Woodworking
  • Worcestershire
  • World War 1
  • World War 2
  • Wrestling
  • Writing
  • Yoga
  • Yorkshire

…and we do Fiction too!

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