Interesting, quirky & beautiful

First Editions, rare books, Private press

Condition is key to our selection

This Way to The Books

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 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.

All books purchased from us are meticulously packed - you can see our packing process here - and a snapshot of unprompted feedback from our customers here.  Not all our books are online so please contact us if you can't find what you're looking for.

Our Private Press collection

exquisite books created by craftsmen

treasured gifts for book lovers - we also offer a gift wrap service