About Our Rare Book Shop
Founded 35 years ago by Mark Skipper, Cheltenham Rare Books deals in first editions, fine and rare books. Our collections include fiction, poetry books, plays, crime fiction, science fiction and fantasy, illustrated books and private press. We are members of the PBFA (Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association) and we guarantee the quality of our books as described and our delivery service. If you have books to sell please contact us - we're always happy to take a look and make an offer where we can. Come and see us in Imperial Square - we'd love to see you, although by appointment during the pandemic.
Sell first edition books / antique books valuation
Whether you're looking to sell first edition books or antiquarian books - or wondering where to sell limited edition books then please contact us. We'd be delighted to help. We also offer a valuation service - contact us for details. Find out what we're looking for and how to tell if a book is a first edition here.
Looking for the perfect gift?
Our rare book shop offers many great ideas for gifts including signed first edition books, fine binding books, illustrated books, limited editions and original artwork. You can also filter by year to find 'year you were born gifts'.
What differentiates us from other antiquarian booksellers?
We are proud of our history as modern first edition book dealers offline and strive to provide the same dedication to service online. The quality of the books and the choice of stock, together with end to end customer service and attention to detail are just as important to get right for our online customers, as for anyone coming to our rare bookshop in Cheltenham.