West Hull Rare Books are high respected and reputable dealers in modern First Edition titles, and children’s books, with an emphasis on signed and inscribed titles. We began back in the early 1990′s as a collector, buying books for my private collection. Whilst this fueled our love for books and provided the background knowledge needed to look at potentially making book dealing more of a career, it also gave us valuable insight on how book collectors think and operate, and we believe this experience is vital when creating long term relationships with customers. The progression to being full time book dealers in our own right came in 2003, after we had amassed around 10 years of collecting. We believe that our journey from collector to being a professional full-time bookseller helps us provide that extra special level of understanding with our customers, and we believe that this is why we have developed long standing customer relationships already.
As part of this move towards becoming independent reputable dealers, we became members of the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association, (P.B.F.A) – a highly respected trade association for antiquarian and secondhand booksellers. West Hull Rare Books is an active exhibitor with the PBFA attending numerous book fairs throughout the United Kingdom each year, and never attends an exhibition with less than 100 highly sought after and desirable titles. In addition, as a member of the PBFA, we trade under their guide lines to ensure that we conduct ourselves and our business in an appropriate manner.
Over the years we have made media appearances on radio and in the press, providing advice on both collecting and valuing specific titles. We have even appeared on a regional ITV show showing off a small but select group of rare first edition titles and their collectability.
Over the years, we have developed a reputation for selling quality books to our customers worldwide. We offer a no questions return policy if you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase. We always offer a very discreet and personal service, so please contact us if you require that certain title for your collection, or you have titles for sale.