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"A true treasure trove" [The Times]
"One of the 10 best rare bookshops in Britain" [The Independent]
"One of the best independent retailers in the country" [Royal Society of Literature]
40,000 Books, Manuscripts & Documents, contemporary art exhibitions, designer cards, and in winter a real coal fire. Tea & coffee are served, and there is on-street parking right outside our door - a rarity for York!
Established in York in 1948, with over 65 years of experience and contacts we offer a friendly and knowledgeable service, and are always happy to provide professional and confidential advice - whether you are an experienced collector or a first time buyer or seller.
The owner, Tony Fothergill, joined Spelmans in 1979, and was a partner from 1984-2012. "I am a member of the Council of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association, Chairman of the ABA Olympia Book Fair, and Fair Manager of the York National Book Fair, the largest fair of its kind in the U.K
Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm; Sat 9am-5.30pm