About Us

We sell second-hand and antiquarian books as well as unique gifts and souvenirs related to books and Southend-on-Sea.

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.

- Jorge Luis Borges

What we offer:

Secondhand Books

Take a look at our books section for more information on what we currently stock.

Unique Gifts

Take a look at our gifts section for more information on what we currently stock.

Please also have a look at our We buy books section in case you have some books you want to sell in order to make room for more.

Events

We will start to have a program of events from 2023 onwards, so watch this space.

Our Story

Books-on-Sea was founded in 2019 by Veronika, a passionate bibliophile who decided to leave her academic career behind to realise her livelong dream of opening a bookshop by the Sea.  Since 2021 it has been owned and run by Philip, who loves bookshops so much he decided to buy one, and hopes the shop can be at the centre of a community of like-minded people.

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