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Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 10am - 4pm
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Thursday - 10am - 4pm
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Saturday - 10am - 5pm
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Closed in January and for very occasional days throughout the year - if you're making a special journey please contact us ahead of your trip to check.    
 
 

 
 
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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 real live bookshop, nestled in the alleys of the historic north Oxfordshire 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.  booksandinkbookshop
 eat sleep read 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.
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 don't scream and shout and throw themselves at you from 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.  booksandinkbookshopinterior
 white lion walk wisteria banbury 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.
For practical (and therefore quite boring) reasons, you won't find many new books listed on our website. We have loads more in our book palace (aka the bookshop) and hundreds upon thousands upon gazillions 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!  many new books discounted
 antiquarian books banner booksandink We love you to browse and discover new things on your own - in the style of a personal quest. But if you need help you can ask and we will try and help you with your journey; gift-type quests for children a speciality.
If you can't get to visit us very often (or ever) 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 cyberland Books & Ink, together with all the even better things you're missing out on at Books & Ink planet Earth. You can keep us updated with your news too and tell us about great books you've read and all that.
May Update 21/05/16:
The White Lion Walk wisteria (one of the oldest in the country) is out in full flower now and deserves a visit! Some of it is shrouded in scaffolding this year but it is still looking beautiful.    
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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A Bigger Message: Conversations wtih David Hockney (Updated and Expanded edition), Gayford, Martin
A Bigger Message: Conversations wtih David Hockney (Updated and Expanded edition)
Gayford, Martin
15.25 GBP
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Walking The Cotswold Way: National Trail Two-way trail guide Chipping Campden to Bath [Cicerone Guide with map booklet], Reynolds, Kev
Walking The Cotswold Way: National Trail Two-way trail guide Chipping Campden to Bath [Cicerone Guide with map booklet]
Reynolds, Kev
13.46 GBP
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Walking The Thames Path: National Trail from London to the river's source in Gloucestershire [Cicerone Guide with map booklet], Hatts, Leigh
Walking The Thames Path: National Trail from London to the river's source in Gloucestershire [Cicerone Guide with map booklet]
Hatts, Leigh
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The Ladybird Book of The Shed [The Ladybird Books for Grown-ups Series], Hazeley, J. A. ; Morris, J. P.
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Hazeley, J. A. ; Morris, J. P.
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Christie's Guide to Collecting: Up-to-date information and practical advice on becoming a collector, looking after a collection, buying and selling, Cumming, Robert (edited by)
Christie's Guide to Collecting: Up-to-date information and practical advice on becoming a collector, looking after a collection, buying and selling
Cumming, Robert (edited by)
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The Barbarian Invasions of the Roman Empire Volume IV: The Imperial Restoration 535-553, Hodgkin, Thomas ; introduced by Peter Heather
The Barbarian Invasions of the Roman Empire Volume IV: The Imperial Restoration 535-553
Hodgkin, Thomas ; introduced by Peter Heather
11.50 GBP
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Charles Lamb: Essays, Lamb, Charles ; edited with an introduction by Rosalind Vallance and John Hampden ; wood-engravings by Frank Martin
Charles Lamb: Essays
Lamb, Charles ; edited with an introduction by Rosalind Vallance and John Hampden ; wood-engravings by Frank Martin
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Beth Chatto's Damp Garden: Moisture-Loving Plants for Year-Round Interest, Chatto, Beth ; photographs by Steven Wooster
Beth Chatto's Damp Garden: Moisture-Loving Plants for Year-Round Interest
Chatto, Beth ; photographs by Steven Wooster
13.50 GBP
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The Moated Manor, Whittle, Norah ; illustrated by Ray Bailey
The Moated Manor
Whittle, Norah ; illustrated by Ray Bailey
8.00 GBP
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So You Want to be a Space Alien, Thomas, Jane ; illustrated by Di Tolan
So You Want to be a Space Alien
Thomas, Jane ; illustrated by Di Tolan
7.50 GBP
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The Return of the Psammead, Cresswell, Helen ; illustrated by John Holder
The Return of the Psammead
Cresswell, Helen ; illustrated by John Holder
12.00 GBP
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The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, Morpurgo, Michael ; illustrations by Michael Foreman
The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
Morpurgo, Michael ; illustrations by Michael Foreman
8.50 GBP
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At The Back of North Wind, Macdonald, George ; with 8 colour plates and line drawings in the text by E. H. Shepard
At The Back of North Wind
Macdonald, George ; with 8 colour plates and line drawings in the text by E. H. Shepard
8.50 GBP
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The World That Fred Made: An Autobiography, Darwin, Bernard
The World That Fred Made: An Autobiography
Darwin, Bernard
9.50 GBP
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The Monstrous Child, Simon, Francesca ; with illuminations by Olivia Lomenech Gill
The Monstrous Child
Simon, Francesca ; with illuminations by Olivia Lomenech Gill
9.99 GBP
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Rivers Run: An Angler's Journey from Source to Sea, Parr, Kevin
Rivers Run: An Angler's Journey from Source to Sea
Parr, Kevin
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Wim Wenders [SIGNED by Wim Wenders], Wenders, Wim ; Wood, Jason ; Smith, Ian Haydn (editors)
Wim Wenders [SIGNED by Wim Wenders]
Wenders, Wim ; Wood, Jason ; Smith, Ian Haydn (editors)
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The View on the Way Down [SIGNED]
Wait, Rebecca
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A Collection of the Most Pointless Verses of Simon Drew (SIGNED COPY), Drew, Simon
A Collection of the Most Pointless Verses of Simon Drew (SIGNED COPY)
Drew, Simon
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The Death Defying Pepper Roux (SIGNED COPY), McCaughrean, Geraldine
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McCaughrean, Geraldine
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