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We offer a 5% trade discount on top of the already discounted price shown on our website. All prices are set 10% lower than if purchased via Abe /Biblio or Amazon. Please contact us by email loe@loebooks.co.uk or phone to confirm availability or alternative offer price. We are always pleased to talk, and are happy to offer informal advise over the phone whatever your book query, please do call.

SOURCING BOOKS FOR CUSTOMERS

Wants and book searches
Some books are rare, obscure or expensive and it is often difficult to source such books. We offer a book search service and are happy to add your “wants” or “desiderata” to our database. When a desired title is located we contact the customer with details on price and condition and if wanted will arrange payment and shipping. As a guide we usually charge a fee of £10 per book for this service.

Auction service
We search auctions worldwide on a weekly basis, looking for specific titles. When a desired title is found we agree a ceiling figure with our customer and then will bid, purchase and arrange shipping. As a guide we usually charge about 15 -20% of the sale price for a successful bid (The rate varies depending on the value of the book though, due to the amount of work involved a minimum fee of £35 applies). We find that this is a very successful arrangement particularly on more expensive books; our customers often purchase books for a price significantly lower than a typical retail price.

SELLING

We are very pleased to sell books on behalf of our customers; via our website, the Abebooks and other book websites, and our paper catalogue. As we are retailing books we are likely to achieve, on average a significantly higher price than that usually realised at auction (including internet auctions), though of course, the sale may not be instant. We will advise on sale price, basing our recommendation on internet prices and auction sales records, but the agreed price must be competitive. We will catalogue the books and will manage the sale, post and pack. We must however have the books in our possession. Any costs associated with the sale, will be passed on to the owner of the books in addition to our commission which is usually around 20% of the realized price though negotiable (a minimum charge of £10 per book applies)

PURCHASING

We are always keen to purchase books particularly natural history and gardening titles, whether single books or complete libraries. We will value the book/s and will offer a fair price. Please do get in touch for a quote, and of course there is no obligation to accept it!

RESTORATION AND BINDING

We work closely with a number of excellent bookbinders and book and paper restorers, and are pleased to offer advice and to facilitate the repair of books and prints.