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If you're the sort of person who prefers to soak in a nice hot bath rather than take a shower then you're probably always looking for a good book to read while you relax and unwind. We highly recommend the Sherlock Holmes novels as brilliant bathtime books.

Welcome to the Second Hand Bookshop website. With over 50,000 books available to choose from, a copy of the new, rare, out-of-print or antiquarian book you require isn't far away. You can find all manner of modern masterpieces here in our catalogue for bargain prices. We have a wide range of subjects and award winning authors – feel free to search through them. Many of our books have been shortlisted and won the top literary prizes, such as the Nibbie award.

Award Winning Authors

J.K. Rowling received her first Nibbie ten years ago for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and who went on to collect another three over the intervening years, this week received her fifth Nibbie when she was presented with the Book People Outstanding Achievement Award at the Galaxy British Book Awards held, once again, at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. The accolade, coming as the Potter saga closes, crowns a glittering decade, and provides a neat symmetry to an extraordinary period in British publishing.

The Nibbies has always been about the book trade 'family' coming together and this year, that feeling extended to the stage, with Jonathan Ross, brother-in-law of Richard & Judy Executive Producer Amanda Ross, presenting the first ever Galaxy Book of the Year, which went to Ian McEwan for On Chesil Beach(Vintage). The award is chosen by a 12-strong panel of experts from the Academy of the British Book Awards. The night marked a significant "double" for McEwan, who was also was named Reader's Digest Author of the Year for On Chesil Beach . Guests saw film of McEwan accepting the award - his first Nibbie - in San Francisco where he has been on a lecture tour.

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Now, what do we charge you? NOTHING! We take 50% of your book price for marketing and send the rest to you quarterly or half yearly.The price we charge is variable depending on the book length and it's popularity. If you decide to leave us, your income will cease. If you become contracted to a publisher we will close down your site ,if you wish, and take a small percentage of your hard copy book profits; and that is that. You may reopen your site at any time thereafter.

Open Mon - Sat 10.30am - 5.00pm Closed Wednesdays. Good general stock of Antiquarian & Second-hand books. Large Cookery & Military section. Opposite Marks & Spencers. P.B.F.A. member. Books purchased. Also 5/600 books at Chiltern Garden Centre on the A34 between Newbury & Oxford and at Hungerford Arcade Antique Centre.

Published by Kent Archaeological Society in 1979. Volume 1. This book stands alone as a detailed description of the site and excavation. 4to pp219 with illustrations and folding charts of the building and facilities. Multiple copies available

Welcome to the Second Hand Bookshop website. Rediscovering a childhood favourite or uncovering an as yet unread modern classic through the purchase of a second hand book can be a magical moment. With the advent of modern technology many people are sounding the death knell for the physical book.

But avid lovers of literature and occasional readers alike know the true pleasure of a real book, the tactile, almost sensual enjoyment of reading of actual pages. Here at the Second Hand Bookshop you can browse our vast catalogue and find a whole host of literary treasures waiting for you at a fraction of their original cost.

Take a look through and see what gems you can uncover. All our books are distributed by Amazon and as such you can shop with guaranteed peace of mind.

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