"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]
Established in York in 1948, with over 60 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. He is a member of the Council of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association, Chairman of the ABA London Rare Book Fair, and Fair Manager of the York National Book Fair, the largest two fairs of their kind in the U.K.