Our Books

We currently stock a wide range of second hand books and antiquarian books. Please see an overview of what we currently have in stock below.

Non-Fiction

- Biography
- History
- Local Interest
- Psychology, Philosophy & Politics
- Hobbies & Crafts
- Art, Design and Music

Fiction

- Classics
- Contemporary Fiction and World Literature
- Crime, Thrillers, Mystery & Horror
- Historical
- Romance
- Poetry, Drama & Criticism

Children & Young Adults

We Buy Books!

We are always looking for good quality books!

Currently we are looking for:

  • Classics
  • Local History
  • Poetry, Drama & Criticism
  • Antiquarian, Rare & Collectible

Remember we do not buy everything and the condition of the book is important.

All books get evaluated on the basis of their resale value to us, considering condition and the rate at which they are likely to sell. 

Always make an appointment by ringing the shop to make sure I’m in to evaluate your books and quote you a price. 

If you have more then twenty books you are welcome to drop them at the shop and I will prepare a quote for you, which will be ready by the next working day at the latest.  For large collections we will travel locally but it is always best if we have access to our tools of reference in order to provide you with a more accurate quote. 

Have a book for us?

Complete the below enquiry and we will get back to you.

Here’s a selection of our favourite books and new releases that you can find within our store.


These are just a selection of the titles that we have available so if you don’t see what you are looking for give us a ring on 01702 826730  or via email info@books-on-sea.co.uk and we will be able to assist you.

human minds

Human Minds – An Exploration

by Margaret Donaldson
santasouthend

Santa is coming to Southend-on-Sea

by Steve Smallman
crucible

The Crucible

by Arthur Miller
12thofnever

12th of Never

by James Patterson
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The Secret History of Southend-on-Sea

by Dee Gordon
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