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Books & Ink Bookshop, 4 White Lion Walk, Banbury, Oxon OX16 5UD   
 
Tel. (01295) 709769  
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Antiquarian, new and second-hand books - all under one roof

FREE Standard Delivery available for UK orders over 35.00  
(Royal Mail 2nd class or courier delivery may be used. 
Delivery address must be within the UK - select option at checkout).
 
 

                                                                               
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.  
         
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 Proud Finalists in the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017 and 2018 

 

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   And Winners in the 2016 Muddy Stilettos Awards! - Best Bookshop in Bucks & Oxon

 

 

  The Giving Tree 2018

This year in the bookshop we are supporting the KidsOut charity Giving Tree campaign. How it works:

  • Choose and new children's book in the bookshop (or we can arrange by phone or email).
  • Tell us it's for Giving Tree and you get 20% off your purchase.
  • We keep the books and will deliver them all to Milton Keynes around 14th December.
  • The charity redistribute gifts to children in refuge for Christmas.
  • Any surplus gifts go into their year-round Toy Box scheme, where a child is given a box of toys when they are relocated from refuge, to help them settle in.
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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The Fox and the Star [Signed copy], Bickford-Smith, Coralie
The Fox and the Star [Signed copy]
Bickford-Smith, Coralie
14.99 GBP
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Full Circle [INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR], Cecil, Henry
Full Circle [INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR]
Cecil, Henry
23.50 GBP
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Friends at Court [INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR], Cecil, Henry
Friends at Court [INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR]
Cecil, Henry
23.50 GBP
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Matchbox Theatre: Thirty Short Entertainments [Signed copy]
Frayn, Michael
9.00 GBP
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In The Blood: A Memoir of My Childhood [Signed Copy], Motion, Andrew
In The Blood: A Memoir of My Childhood [Signed Copy]
Motion, Andrew
10.00 GBP
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Spy Dog: Teacher's Pet [SIGNED COPY], Cope, Andrew
Spy Dog: Teacher's Pet [SIGNED COPY]
Cope, Andrew
5.99 GBP
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Spy Pups: Survival Camp [SIGNED COPY], Cope, Andrew
Spy Pups: Survival Camp [SIGNED COPY]
Cope, Andrew
5.99 GBP
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Prisoner of the Turnip Heads: Horror, Hunger and Humour in Hong Kong, 1941-1945 [Signed Copy], Wright-Nooth, George ; with Mark Adkin
Prisoner of the Turnip Heads: Horror, Hunger and Humour in Hong Kong, 1941-1945 [Signed Copy]
Wright-Nooth, George ; with Mark Adkin
36.00 GBP
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Convert or Die: Catholic Persecution in Yugoslavia During World War II, Paris, Edmond ; translated from the French by Lois Perkins
Convert or Die: Catholic Persecution in Yugoslavia During World War II
Paris, Edmond ; translated from the French by Lois Perkins
10.00 GBP
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The Christmas Eve Ghost, Hughes, Shirley
The Christmas Eve Ghost
Hughes, Shirley
10.00 GBP
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The Firebird and other Russian Fairy Tales, Zvorykin, Boris (illustrations by) ; edited and with an introduction by Jacqueline Onassis
The Firebird and other Russian Fairy Tales
Zvorykin, Boris (illustrations by) ; edited and with an introduction by Jacqueline Onassis
14.00 GBP
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The Road to Passchendaele: The Flanders Offensive of 1917, A Study in Inevitability, Terraine, John
The Road to Passchendaele: The Flanders Offensive of 1917, A Study in Inevitability
Terraine, John
10.00 GBP
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Other People's Money [Signed by the Author], Cartwright, Justin
Other People's Money [Signed by the Author]
Cartwright, Justin
10.00 GBP
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Long Sunset: Memoirs of Winston Churchill's Last Private Secretary, Browne, Anthony Montague ; with a foreword by The Lady Soames
Long Sunset: Memoirs of Winston Churchill's Last Private Secretary
Browne, Anthony Montague ; with a foreword by The Lady Soames
9.00 GBP
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Edward Lear: A New Nonsense Alphabet, Lear, Edward ; edited by Susan Hyman
Edward Lear: A New Nonsense Alphabet
Lear, Edward ; edited by Susan Hyman
12.00 GBP
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The Owl and the Pussy-Cat, Lear, Edward ; illustrated by Ian Beck
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
Lear, Edward ; illustrated by Ian Beck
10.00 GBP
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An Oba of Benin (Carol Barker's Worlds of Yesterday), Barker, Carol
An Oba of Benin (Carol Barker's Worlds of Yesterday)
Barker, Carol
12.00 GBP
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Wavell: Supreme Commander 1941 - 1943, Connell, John ; edited and completed by Brigadier Michael Roberts
Wavell: Supreme Commander 1941 - 1943
Connell, John ; edited and completed by Brigadier Michael Roberts
10.00 GBP
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Wavell: Scholar and Soldier - To June 1941, Connell, John
Wavell: Scholar and Soldier - To June 1941
Connell, John
8.00 GBP
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Return to the Hundred Acre Wood [Signed 1st Edition], Benedictus, David ; illustrated by Mark Burgess ; inspired by A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard
Return to the Hundred Acre Wood [Signed 1st Edition]
Benedictus, David ; illustrated by Mark Burgess ; inspired by A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard
45.00 GBP
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