Welcome to www.booksatpbfa.com, the online bookselling site which was originally set up for the books of PBFA members but has now expanded to include the stock of professional booksellers who belong to other properly constituted associations
If for any reason you are unable to get to a real book fair or bookshop, remember we never close. There is a whole range of secondhand , antiquarian and rare books, with subjects as diverse as children's and illustrated , topography and travel, sports, ornithology industrial history, books on scientific subjects, modern first editions, fine bindings in leather and original boards. You will you will find them here as well as books on almost any other subject. You may also find, drawings and manuscripts, maps and prints, autographed material and original artwork. Just type your interest into the 'keyword' field on the search form and off you go.
Please add us to your favourites. You can also register as a user and leave you wants list. We will then inform you by e-mail whenever an item on the site matches your 'want'.
We are particularly proud of a number of features of the site
Our Virtual Fairs which give you an opportunity to view and buy items whose image is displayed gallery-style. Each Virtual Fair can have a distinctive theme or subject or occasionally we exhibit just the stock of one of the dealers onsite
Because all transactions are between bookseller and customer and the site does not charge commission on sales, you should find that you can get a better deal than from the gigantic sites. Indeed, one of our sellers is offering free postage for any UK order over £10; it is worth checking the seller's pages for their terms and conditions. A number of our sellers sell only on this site. Look for the red 'Exclusive' sign which indicates this.
We don't believe that buying on the Internet will ever diminish the pleasure of seeing and handling a book before you buy it. Nor can it replace the interesting conversations to be had with a bookseller about your special interests or collection. To find out which sellers have a bookshop or which book fairs a seller will be at, go to their seller page where they should have those details listed.
We hope to meet you in person, or on-line and wish you Good Book Hunting!