Maggs Bros Ltd. has been dealing in rare books and manuscripts since 1853. As one of the world’s longest-established antiquarian book dealers, they are specialists in the fields of Voyages and Travels, English literature, Medieval Manuscripts and Miniatures, Bibliography, Incunabula and Early Printed Books, Natural History and Science, Autographs and Manuscripts, Military and Naval History, Bindings, Private Press Books and other related areas.
Now, after seventy-eight years at 50 Berkeley Square, London, Maggs are moving. Much of the stock and the “back-office” functions will move to a spacious warehouse in the London suburbs, but Maggs will be open to meet friends and customers, old and new, at a charming new shop at 46 Curzon Street, right by the entrance to Shepherd Market. Since only a few of the staff can work there at one time, and since there is only modest storage, it is very advisable get in contact before making a visit. Telephone and e-mail contact details remain unchanged, Curzon Street will be the mailing address.
When Maggs bought a ninety-nine-year lease in 1937 on the derelict Georgian house in Berkeley Square - “too far from Bond Street”, said the doom-mongers - 2036 must have seemed a long way off. Now, it seems just round the corner, and the remainder of the lease has been sold in order to buy a more lasting property in Central London, where the firm hopes to be installed by the end of 2016.
Opening times at Curzon Street will be Monday to Friday 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5pm:
Maggs Bros Ltd.
46 Curzon Street
London W1J 7UH
Phone: +44 (0)20 7493 7160
Fax: +44 (0)20 7499 2007