Sotheran’s


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Listique’s Recommendation

At Listique, we believe that the history of a business is important. This is especially true when it comes to sellers of rare and antiquarian books. We love Sotheran’s partly for its long and distinguished history, which stretches back over 250 years, making the booksellers older than many of the fine first editions and rare prints they stock. From the moment you enter, you are immediately surrounded by the creme de la creme of literature, giving it an air of gravitas few can match.


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About Sotheran’s

Sotheran’s is a higher class book store, perfect for someone seeking that elusive first print, that childhood novel that seems to never have existed according to an internet search, or that special signed copy of a treasured work. Sotheran’s was originally founded in York in 1761, before being established in London in 1815. Over the years it has sourced and sold some of literature’s finest editions. Notable acquisitions include the complete libraries of Laurence Sterne in 1768 and Charles Dickens in 1870. This bookshop prides itself on the quality and condition of its books which are expertly handled and stored. Its staff are famously attentive and knowledgeable about the books they sell. The shop is located just off Piccadilly in the heart of London's West End and its premises are spacious and elegantly designed. The shop welcomes experienced collectors and passers-by alike to browse their fine books in a relaxing and convivial atmosphere.


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