We buy and sell second-hand, antiquarian, rare and out of print books on most subjects but specialise in Yorkshire material and George Gissing. Book searches undertaken with no obligation to buy.
We sell books by mail order and at a variety of local book fairs and family history fairs and are members of the PBFA (Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association). Visitors to our bookroom are welcome but please ring first to make sure that we are at home.
Our Yorkshire stock of over 3000 volumes includes Topography, Local and Family history materials, Genealogy and a large collection of local pamphlets and ephemera. Being based in Bradford we have an emphasis on Bradford, Leeds and the West Riding but also have a large collection relating to the Yorkshire Dales and other parts of North Yorkshire, and the East Riding. We also have a collection of Yorkshire Parish Registers.
This was what led us into the book trade and our stock includes works by and about George Gissing and other members of his family, including his brother, Algernon and his father T. W. Gissing.
In addition to our specialist areas we have many books of general interest, many of which are hosted on Abebooks. To view this stock please visit www.abebooks.com/home/idlebooksellers