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Welcome to Keel Row Books.

Opened in 1981, we are the longest established antiquarian and second-hand bookshop in the North East of England. We travel countrywide to buy and sell rare and second-hand books, maps, photographs and ephemera.

The shop is based in an rambling Victorian townhouse in historic North Shields, close to the mouth of the River Tyne. We specialise in signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings, literature and modern first editions, children's books, and the history and topography of Northumberland, Durham and Newcastle, including the works of Thomas Bewick. The bookshop carries an extensive stock of second-hand books.

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Free postage to any UK address on all orders.
Plus free shipping on overseas orders over £150. Below £150: £6 Europe; £9 Worldwide; £14 USA.
New Arrivals
 The Brontës: A Life in Letters.  Barker, Juliet.
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Barker, Juliet.
The Brontës: A Life in Letters.
£65.00
 Of Mice and Men.  Steinbeck, John.
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Steinbeck, John.
Of Mice and Men.
£65.00
 Leonardo & the Age of the Eye.  Calder, Ritchie.
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Calder, Ritchie.
Leonardo & the Age of the Eye.
£180.00
 Joey and Co. in Tirol.  Brent-Dyer, Elinor M.
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Brent-Dyer, Elinor M.
Joey and Co. in Tirol.
£65.00
 Thunderball.  Fleming, Ian.
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Fleming, Ian.
Thunderball.
£350.00
 The Dorothy L. Sayers Crime Collection [5 volume set: Murder Must Advertise, The Nine Tailors, Gaudy Night, Have His Carcase and Strong Poison].  Sayers, Dorothy L.
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Sayers, Dorothy L.
The Dorothy L. Sayers Crime Collection [5 volume set: Murder Must Advertise, The ...
£100.00
Zaehnsdorf binding The Sun King [SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR]  Mitford, Nancy
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Mitford, Nancy
Zaehnsdorf binding The Sun King [SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR]
£250.00
 Tyrannosaurus Drip [SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR]  Donaldson, Julia; Roberts, David
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Donaldson, Julia; Roberts, David
Tyrannosaurus Drip [SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR]
£250.00
 One Mole Digging A Hole [SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR]  Donaldson, Julia; Sharratt, Nick
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Donaldson, Julia; Sharratt, Nick
One Mole Digging A Hole [SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR]
£150.00
Pay us a visit to discover everything from beautiful antiquarian books
to Penguin paperbacks to modern first editions.
Our rambling bookshop is just a few minutes from Tynemouth and the coast.
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OPENING HOURS
Mon  . . . . . . .  10.00 - 5.00pm
Tues . . . . . . .  10.00 - 5.00pm
Wed  . . . . . . .  10.00 - 5.00pm
Thur . . . . . . .  10.00 -5.00pm
Fri . . . . . . . . .  10.00 - 5.00pm
Sat . . . . . . . . . 10.00 - 5.00pm
Sun . . . . . . . . . . . . .  CLOSED