We sell secondhand canal books, and some railway and industrial archaeology books. We have more than 1000 secondhand books, including many of the David & Charles/Hadfield 'Canals of the British Isles' series, and many different Rolt titles (incl. railway, industry etc.). You can see the list (which is updated every few months) as a .pdf file by clicking the link under the picture.
You cannot buy books from this list direct through this website, so please email or phone us with your requirements, and we will check availability. There may be more than one copy of a book listed, with different prices – this probably reflects condition etc., but do please ask, as books have arrived from various sources at different times.
We don't stock secondhand Nicholsons or Pearsons Guides, or magazines such as Waterways World, Canal Boat, IWA Bulletins etc. (even sets in binders), as there is minimal demand.
If you want to sell your canal books ... We do not actually buy secondhand books, but may agree to sell yours on a sale or return basis. We do not charge for displaying your books in our shop and on our online secondhand books list, but we take a percentage commission on the price of each book sold. We would expect you to get the books to our shop in Cheshire at your expense, but please do not bring books without discussing things in advance by phone. We do not take Nicholsons or Pearsonsguides, or magazines such as Waterways World, Canal Boat,IWA Bulletins etc. (even sets in binders), as there is minimal demand.