Second-hand, Antiquarian and out-of-print Books

We buy and sell second-hand and antiquarian books - for the collector, dealer or casual reader.

Old, rare, modern and out-of-print booksWe are also keen to purchase good quality books of any age.

Art, childrens, cookery, gardening, natural history, travel, topography, military, history and transport are just some of the subjects we cover.

We do not specialise in any one subject but try to satisfy most tastes, not just in books, but also maps, old postcards, ephemera and prints.

Our total stock is in excess of 20,000 books so if you can't find the title you’re looking for online, please of your requirements.

Cley Book Fairs

We have decided to move our popular book fairs from Blakeney to the newly refurbished village hall at Cley-next-the-Sea.  Among the advantages here are a larger hall, a large free car park, easy access for disabled persons and superb refreshments provided by the village’s own pop-up cafe.

The usual wide range of books, maps, prints and postcards will be on offer.
You can always contact us if you are looking for a particular subject, author or title.

Read more about Cley Book Fairs and other events...

Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk


Don’t forget we always have a good selection of ordnance survey and antiquarian maps at all our fairs.

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The internet stock is kept separate from the book fair stock. If you wish to purchase a book it can be advantageous to contact us directly either by phone or by email.

Recent Customer Comments:

Very professionally packaged product - very impressed
A superb copy of a rare book. It was very well packaged and I really appreciated the prompt service. Thank you!

David and Ann

David Ford and TessSelling second-hand and antiquarian books is a full time business for David and Ann. Cassy is now in the third year of her apprenticeship and in her spare time is studying for a degree in animal welfare.

David Ford Books started in Tring, Hertfordshire in 1982 and in 2007 moved to Cley-next-the-Sea on the beautiful North Norfolk coast.

Provincial Book Fairs AssociationWe are members of the PBFA
(the Provincial Book Fairs Association).



If you have books to dispose of, why not give us a call?
David makes regular buying trips within Norfolk and occasionally travels further afield depending on the collection.