A new chapter in a shop’s history.

Do you know there are only two secondhand and antiquarian bookshops left in our city and one of them is Bath Old Books.

Tucked away on the top corner of Margaret’s Buildings – where it’s been for thirty years – the busnesses was recognised by The Guardian – a few years ago – as one of the ten best secondhand bookshops in the country.

Now there are changes afoot as the partners in the shop have secured a new lease, bid farewell to two stalwart booksellers and welcomed one new one.

From Bath Old Books, Richard Selby writes in to explain what has happened:

‘I’m sure many will have seen the recent news concerning the Petersfield Bookshop having a zero sales day, sadly this is not a rarity in the secondhand book trade, but we have had people visiting our shop because of that story. Now with a new bookseller joining us and considerable new stock arriving over the next few weeks, we’re hoping for new interest and new customers for the shop.

Newcomer, Matthew Garbett.

The newcomer is Matthew Garbett, who comes from a book-selling family. Matthew says he is : ‘Very excited to be starting on this new venture, at Bath Old Books. Do drop in and say hello, I’ll be there every Friday.’

Matthew joins well established shop members Nigel Cozens, Steve Ferdinando and me – Richard Selby

So if you’ve always meant to visit or are just curious do come to Bath Old Books, open Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm.’