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Books & Ink Bookshop, 4 White Lion Walk, Banbury, Oxon OX16 5UD   
 
Tel. (01295) 709769  
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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. 



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!
 
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 and 2018 

 

 

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

 

We’ll be closed for the Easter weekend, Friday 19th - Mon 22nd. Back open as normal on Tues 23rd April. Happy holidays everyone. 


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 Short Visit to Planet Earth. Photographs by Jean Pigozzi. [SIGNED BY JEAN PIGOZZI].
Pigozzi, Jean (photographs) ; introduction and cloth cover design by Ettore Sottsass
90.00 GBP
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Something about a Bear [Signed copy]
Morris, Jackie
12.99 GBP
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The Scold's Bridle [Signed 1st UK Edition], Walters, Minette
The Scold's Bridle [Signed 1st UK Edition]
Walters, Minette
22.00 GBP
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Soul Eater (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness 3), Paver, Michelle
Soul Eater (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness 3)
Paver, Michelle
18.00 GBP
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Independent Witness INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR], Cecil, Henry
Independent Witness INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR]
Cecil, Henry
20.00 GBP
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Set in Stone [Signed copy]
Newbery, Linda
12.50 GBP
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Alentejo Blue [Signed Limited Edition], Ali, Monica
Alentejo Blue [Signed Limited Edition]
Ali, Monica
20.00 GBP
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Conrad & Eleanor [Signed First Edition], Rogers, Jane
Conrad & Eleanor [Signed First Edition]
Rogers, Jane
11.69 GBP
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Peter Rabbit's Book Shelf, with the Complete 23 Volume set of stories [1969-71 printings], Potter, Beatrix
Peter Rabbit's Book Shelf, with the Complete 23 Volume set of stories [1969-71 printings]
Potter, Beatrix
155.00 GBP
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The History of England [10 volume set], Mackintosh, Sir James
The History of England [10 volume set]
Mackintosh, Sir James
500.00 GBP
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The Novels of The Sisters Bronte, Thornton Edition - 11 volumes of 12 volume set: Jane Eyre (2 vols); The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (2 vols); Shirley (2 vols); The Professor; Agnes Grey; Villette (2 vols); The Life of Charlotte Bronte, Bronte, Charlotte; Bronte, Anne; Bronte; Gaskell, Elizabeth (The Life of Charlotte Bronte)
The Novels of The Sisters Bronte, Thornton Edition - 11 volumes of 12 volume set: Jane Eyre (2 vols); The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (2 vols); Shirley (2 vols); The Professor; Agnes Grey; Villette (2 vols); The Life of Charlotte Bronte
Bronte, Charlotte; Bronte, Anne; Bronte; Gaskell, Elizabeth (The Life of Charlotte Bronte)
115.00 GBP
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The Melody [Signed First Edition], Crace, Jim
The Melody [Signed First Edition]
Crace, Jim
16.99 GBP
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Gorey's Worlds, Monroe, Erin ; with contributions by Robert Greskovic, Arnold Arluke, and Kevin Shortsleeve
Gorey's Worlds
Monroe, Erin ; with contributions by Robert Greskovic, Arnold Arluke, and Kevin Shortsleeve
25.00 GBP
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Breviarium Romanum Ex Decreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini restitutum, B. PII V. Pontificis Maximi Jussu Editum, Clementis VIII. & Urbani VIII. Auctoritate recognitum; In Quatuor Anni Tempora divisum. Pars Hiemalis.
Breviarium Romanum Ex Decreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini restitutum, B. PII V. Pontificis Maximi Jussu Editum, Clementis VIII. & Urbani VIII. Auctoritate recognitum; In Quatuor Anni Tempora divisum. Pars Hiemalis.
80.00 GBP
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Jane Austen - Hamish Hamilton Novel Library. 5 volumes (of 6; not boxed): Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion; Mansfield Park, Austen, Jane
Jane Austen - Hamish Hamilton Novel Library. 5 volumes (of 6; not boxed): Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion; Mansfield Park
Austen, Jane
75.00 GBP
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The Gentleman's Magazine: and Historical Chronicle. For the Year 1797. Volume LXVII. Part The Second., Urban, Sylvanus
The Gentleman's Magazine: and Historical Chronicle. For the Year 1797. Volume LXVII. Part The Second.
Urban, Sylvanus
60.00 GBP
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The Melody [Signed First Edition], Crace, Jim
The Melody [Signed First Edition]
Crace, Jim
16.99 GBP
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Jennings, As Usual, Buckeridge, Anthony
Jennings, As Usual
Buckeridge, Anthony
8.00 GBP
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The Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen Set - Complete in 6 Volumes: Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park; Emma; Northanger Abbey and Persuasion; Minor Works, Austen, Jane (the text based on collation of the early editions by R. W. Chapman, with notes, indexes and illustrations from contemporary sources).
The Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen Set - Complete in 6 Volumes: Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park; Emma; Northanger Abbey and Persuasion; Minor Works
Austen, Jane (the text based on collation of the early editions by R. W. Chapman, with notes, indexes and illustrations from contemporary sources).
110.00 GBP
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Essays on Wittgenstein's Tractatus, Copi, Irving M. ; Beard, Robert W. (editors)
Essays on Wittgenstein's Tractatus
Copi, Irving M. ; Beard, Robert W. (editors)
12.00 GBP
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