Our services

Buy and sell rare books


We have a city centre showroom where you can view our books, manuscripts and art. We look forward to showing you around, discussing your requirements and interests and offering any expert advice you would like.

We are always interested in buying rare books and manuscripts, from single items to large collections. If you have something you would like to sell, please see the Sell Books to Lucius page for more information.

International bookfairs

International bookfairs

We exhibit a wide range of our stock at several bookfairs through the year, including the major fairs in California, New York, London and Hong Kong. These fairs give us the opportunity to meet customers, both established and new, in person and we are always happy to provide complimentary tickets. Click here to see what bookfairs we will be attending.

Collection building

Bespoke collection building

Once we understand your collection and where you want to take it, we source, research and offer you unique access to material in your field. We take pride in matching our customers with books of the best quality and placing fine material in private and public collections.

Auction representation

Auction representation

We can find books and manuscripts which may fit with your collection and view, assess and report on those auction lots and bid on your behalf. Or if you already know what you want, we can take the hassle out of buying and represent you at the sale.

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