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Books & Ink Bookshop, 4 White Lion Walk, Banbury, Oxon OX16 5UD   
 
Tel. (01295) 709769  
Email. books@booksandink.co.uk
 
 
 
 
 
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Antiquarian, new and second-hand books - all under one roof
 
           
Books & Ink is a bricks & mortar bookshop, nestled in the alleys of the historic north Oxfordshire market town of Banbury. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle in the surrounds of a former famous coaching inn, the White Lion, the cool beamed interior welcomes you as you step through the front door and invites you to escape the pressures of the world outside. 

In this safe haven new books and old meet and mingle; more than 25,000 of them vying for your attention. Take time to look. Special gems tuck themselves away, down low, up high. Bestsellers aren't piled high just inside the doorway but stand sedately on the shelves, side-by-side with the next bestseller waiting to be discovered... and with glorious literature from ages past. 

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For practical reasons we don't list many of our new books online. We have loads more in our book palace (aka the bookshop) and hundreds upon thousands more we can obtain for you within a few human-time working days, or sometimes by the very next day. Many of our new books are already discounted and we offer a discount on most new book orders too. We have frequently been known to be cheaper than online retail giants, though we know that's not the only reason our customers choose us!
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If you can't visit us very often, we'd still love you to keep in touch with us via facebook and twitter. We can let you know about all things going on at Books & Ink and you can keep us updated with your news too and tell us about great books that you've read and enjoyed.
         
Whether you have 10 minutes or a couple of hours to spare, come on in and as you mooch around, encountering curious corners and friendly-looking books, let your imagination take you away - to other realms, to other times, to far off places and to those escapist lands hidden within the deepest recesses of our hearts and minds.          
Proud Finalists in the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017
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And Winners in the 2016 Muddy Stilettos Awards!

 

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Our online portal cannot, yet, transport you to this wonderful realm of paper and ink (Floo Powder is on order but always seems to be out-of-stock at the Harry Potter wholesalers), but our website can show and tempt you with around a quarter of our beautiful book stock and perhaps entice you to come and see all the other wonderful things we have in our Tardis-like bookshop. 

We love you to browse and discover new things on your own - in the style of an Arthurian quest. But if you need help you can ask and we will try and help you with your search. Gift-type quests for children are a speciality.
 
So that's all there is to say about me, the little bookshop with a big heart. Anytime you fancy an escape, need a textbook, a holiday read, a bestseller, an obscure out-of-print research volume, or an extra special gift, we'd love to see you. Come and find us in Banbury on the edge of the north Oxfordshire Cotswolds. 
 

 

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Private Angelo, Linklater, Eric
Private Angelo
Linklater, Eric
7.50 GBP
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Mademoiselle de Maupin (The Novel Library), Gautier, Theophile ; translated from the French by Paul Selver
Mademoiselle de Maupin (The Novel Library)
Gautier, Theophile ; translated from the French by Paul Selver
9.50 GBP
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Clansmen, Boileau, Ethel
Clansmen
Boileau, Ethel
7.50 GBP
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Main Street: The Story of Carol Kennicott, Lewis, Sinclair
Main Street: The Story of Carol Kennicott
Lewis, Sinclair
8.50 GBP
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Through Uganda to Mount Elgon, Purvis, J. B.
Through Uganda to Mount Elgon
Purvis, J. B.
24.00 GBP
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The Worm and the Bird, Bickford-Smith, Coralie
The Worm and the Bird
Bickford-Smith, Coralie
14.99 GBP
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Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony, Colfer, Eoin
Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony
Colfer, Eoin
8.50 GBP
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Artemis Fowl - The Opal Deception, Colfer, Eoin
Artemis Fowl - The Opal Deception
Colfer, Eoin
8.50 GBP
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Locomotives in Outline - GWR, Freezer, C. J.
Locomotives in Outline - GWR
Freezer, C. J.
8.50 GBP
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L.N.E.R. Locomotives to Scale, Beattie, Ian
L.N.E.R. Locomotives to Scale
Beattie, Ian
18.50 GBP
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The Tanglewoods' Secret, St. John, Patricia M. ; with illustrations by L. F. Lupton
The Tanglewoods' Secret
St. John, Patricia M. ; with illustrations by L. F. Lupton
7.50 GBP
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Cherry Ames - Chief Nurse, Wells, Helen
Cherry Ames - Chief Nurse
Wells, Helen
11.00 GBP
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Cherry Ames - Rest Home Nurse, Tathan, Julie
Cherry Ames - Rest Home Nurse
Tathan, Julie
11.00 GBP
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Cherry Ames - Senior Nurse, Wells, Helen
Cherry Ames - Senior Nurse
Wells, Helen
11.00 GBP
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Paula of the Valleys, Lecomte, Eva ; translated into English by Hilda Nott ; with a preface by Lettice Bell
Paula of the Valleys
Lecomte, Eva ; translated into English by Hilda Nott ; with a preface by Lettice Bell
8.50 GBP
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Cherry Ames - Dude Ranch Nurse, Tatham, Julie
Cherry Ames - Dude Ranch Nurse
Tatham, Julie
11.00 GBP
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The Scorch Trials [SIGNED Limited Edition], Dashner, James
The Scorch Trials [SIGNED Limited Edition]
Dashner, James
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Friends at Court [INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR], Cecil, Henry
Friends at Court [INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR]
Cecil, Henry
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Matchbox Theatre: Thirty Short Entertainments [SIGNED copy]
Frayn, Michael
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Walking Away: Further Travels with a Troubadour on the South West Coast Path [SIGNED First Edition], Armitage, Simon
Walking Away: Further Travels with a Troubadour on the South West Coast Path [SIGNED First Edition]
Armitage, Simon
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