BIBLIOPHILE IS OPENING ITS WAREHOUSE FOR AN OPEN DAY FOR THE FIRST TIME. BIBLIOPHILE SPECIAL DEAL FOR MEEUP GROUP. SPECIAL CODE MU45
HUGE SELECTION OF ART BOOKS, SOME NOT ON SALE IN THE UK BEFORE
You receive a big welcome to the BIBLIOPHILE BIG book warehouse to touch and feel books from 4000 titles in stock. You are invited to meet Annie Quigley who has a Royal Warrant for bookselling (the only one in the entire publishing industry), from HRH The Duke of Edinburgh who has been buying bargain books for over 20 years from us for all the palaces.
Annie was "born in a book" and is the daughter of two authors with 40 novels, an International Emmy and a BAFTA between them, so bookselling and editing was in the blood.
She will talk at intervals during the open day about Bibliophile and bookselling today.
Use a quiet area to browse and read at your leisure, surrounded by beautiful books.
Be inspired by their inexpensive, luxury and fascinating books on a wide variety of subjects.
Our speciality is sourcing eclectic titles particulaly in art and culture and travel, many not seen in any other bookshop or online.
NIBBLES AND DRINKS AVAILABLE ALL DAY FREE
Bibliophile mail order catalogue was established by a librarian and an Australian in 1978 and was sold to the then Editor Annie Quigley in 1992.
They are Independent Booksellers with an eclectic range of titles; popular sellers, favourite authors, enduring classics and the best books on over 30 topics from new front list, back list, remainders, all picked for their quality and content by knowledgeable staff.
Most books are 50-90% off!
Bibliophile stocks over 3500 titles a year, which are hand selected from publishers, specialist wholesalers and sourced in the UK and US.
Each month we buy in over 300 new titles at incredibly low prices to offer on a first-come, first served basis.
For artists there are fine art tomes and monographs, many from USA previously unseen in the UK, plus instructional handbooks on watercolours to ceramics from publishers like David and Charles, all at a fraction of publsihed price. Travel ranges from Footprint Guides to Paul Theroux; History from The Turks: A Journey of 1000 Years[masked], a luxury illustrated volume. See video.
Here is the full book review written in-house to show the depth of our interest and by Filiz Cagman, Nazan Olcer and David J. Roxburgh
The Royal Academy "Turks" exhibition in 2005 took many art-lovers by surprise, with its rich displays of painting, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, manuscripts and armour. Turkey is a key state in east European politics and culture, and this huge and sumptuous book accompanying the exhibition opens up the country's impressive heritage. Its gateway position on the Silk Road led to a change from Buddhism to Islam in the 10th century, with an accompanying transformation of the visual arts. Seljuk influence introduced animal motifs, many of them expressive of shamanistic beliefs, and the art of tiling as a decorative architectural feature is also associated with the Iranian Seljuks. A major named artist is the 14th century Muhammad Siyal Qalam, whose darkly pigmented demons, priests and dervishes are easily recognisable with their bulging eyes and contorted postures. When the Timurid and Turkmen dynasties replaced the Mongols, they developed a new level of detail in manuscript work and calligraphy. Elaborate war masks, a helmet, mail-coat and other armour from Anatolia and Uzbekistan reflect the centrality of warfare. The art of the Ottoman court is richly jewelled, although Islamic doctrine frowned on ostentation, and the architectural revolution of Suleyman I the Magnificent was dominated by the master-builder Sinan, whose mosques embodied practicality, dignity and grandeur. A portrait of Suleyman by the Venetian School of Titian indicates his importance throughout the Mediterranean, and his kaftans are unbelievably beautiful. 392pp, notes, bibliography, 370 colour reproductions. Royal Academy of Arts first edition, 2005.
Hockney to Chagall, Pugin to a high-end photographic books by Roger Fenton, for many titles Annie has produced a video review so you can peep inside before buying. Simply click on the familiar YouTube icon after the book description to open the video.
GIFT IDEAS. SOLVE ALL YOUR PRESENT "PROBLEMS"!
Books make lovely gifts and as you browse the shelves in the vast warehouse you think of someone and how apt the book is for them.
CASH AND CARRY OR HOME DELIVERY. SPECIAL MEETUP OFFER FREE P7P ON FIRST ORDER. USE CODE MU45
Order and take away or take advanrage of the flat rate reasonable p&p £3.50 to any UK address. The receiver of a gift will not even know the price from the delivery note as no costs appears!
The warehouse is open every weekday 9-5pm if you cannot come to the open day. Free refreshments, parking and disabled access and toilet facilites are available and please call ahead or email us if you have any questions.
FOR LOVERS OF LONDON A small selection..
CONTEMPORARY EUROPE ART GUIDE HATJE KANTZ
Book Number: 70675 Published price: £26.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00 Product format: Paperback
This handbook to European galleries that showcase the art scene of the past 50 years covers institutions in over 40 countries. Everyone has a different idea of when contemporary art swept away mod...
100 MOST BEAUTIFUL CITIES OF THE WORLD MANFRED LEIER
Book Number: 70682 Bibliophile price: £6.00 Product format: Hardback
The city break is the most popular form of contemporary tourism and this beautiful book makes an imaginative choice of worldwide destinations, giving a brief account of their history and main attra...
JOURNEYS OF A LIFETIME NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Book Number: 70708 Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £9.00 Product format: Hardback
Subtitled 500 of the World's Greatest Trips, for more than a century, National Geographic has journeyed the world, bringing back intriguing stories of far away places. With stunning colour photogr...
MAPPING THE WORLD C. J. SCHÜLER
Book Number: 70950 Bibliophile price: £40.00 Product format: Hardback
384 spectacularly heavy, giant pages, 13½" wide by nearly 16" tall and published in association with the Royal Geographical Society, London, this is a very special Frechmann coffee table tome. 'Ge...
PANORAMAS OF LOST LONDON PHILIP DAVIES
Book Number: 70959 Published price: £40
Bibliophile price: £28.00 Product format: HardbackPublished in association with English Heritage and with a foreword by Dan Cruikshank, here are over 300 spectacular photographs of London's lost buildings from English Heritage's archive. It is th...
LEVANT: Splendour and Catastrophe on the Mediterranean PHILIP MANSEL
Book Number: 71136 Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £6.00 Product format: Hardback
The eastern Mediterranean, collectively known as the Levant, paradoxically symbolises a tolerant, open society at the same time as the area is locked in bitter struggle. In this unusual study of t...
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