About us

Our Bedford Square premises are currently open by appointment; if you would like to browse or to view specific items in person, please either email enquiries@maggs.com or telephone us on 0207 493 7160 to make arrangements and we will be very glad to help.   

Our Mayfair shop is currently closed for a brief refurbishment, but will be open by appointment towards the end of May. 

 

Established in 1853, Maggs Bros. Ltd. is one of the world’s largest antiquarian booksellers. Serious about books without being stuffy, we are proud of our traditions and history but are continually looking to the future. We embrace the new age of information technology, and combine with it a continuity which has seen us deal with successive generations of collectors and with libraries over many decades

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have an extensive staff, as well as excellent contacts with external specialists, giving us an enviable diversity and a remarkable range of in-house expertise. We travel widely and exhibit at the principal international antiquarian bookfairs, and can correspond in many languages, including French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Japanese and Mandarin.

We take pride in being honest and generous buyers and have the resources to deal with the largest collections as well as interesting individual items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are delighted to sell individual items to new customers, but are at our best when building and sustaining long-term relationships. We handle books and manuscripts of the very highest quality, and act as advisors and booksellers to many of the world's finest collections, both private and institutional, but also go out of our way to stock books over a wide price range.

As well as selling books, we of course buy them, and do so around the world. We take pride in being honest and generous buyers and have the resources to deal with the largest of collections as well as interesting individual items.

Find out more about the history of Maggs (PDF)

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