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"John is both a curator and a bibliophile, consistently finding the most desirable books to display on his website and in his shop, which is always a treat to visit"

Jay Jopling
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“Entering John Atkinson Books is a little bit like walking into one’s past, as once familiar and beloved book jackets lie on every shelf. It’s almost impossible to leave empty-handed”

Lizzy Kremer
Literary Agent
David Higham

"My favourite bookshop in the UK"

John Crace
The Guardian

'A treasure trove of wonderful books. Worth making the trip to Harrogate just to visit it'

Alex Michaelides
New York Times and Sunday Times Bestseller

'A haven in Harrogate for anyone looking for great books in a gorgeous setting'

Martin Edwards
Crime Novelist and Winner of the CWA Diamond

'A true quality book lover's paradise, stunningly curated and immaculately presented'

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First Edition Books

We specialise in Buying & Selling

John Atkinson Books sell an immense collection of first edition books ranging from classic Harry Potter and Agatha Christie rare first editions to Ian Fleming and Roald Dahl books. For the perfect gift idea either for loved ones or to add to your own collection of your favourite books, we are confident we have something for everyone. We stock literary highlights from the 19th and 20th centuries. All our books are first edition, first printings unless otherwise stated.

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