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

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(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. 



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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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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The Olive Harvest: A Memoir of Love, Old Trees and Olive Oil [Signed Copy], Drinkwater, Carol
The Olive Harvest: A Memoir of Love, Old Trees and Olive Oil [Signed Copy]
Drinkwater, Carol
14.00 GBP
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Eldorado [Signed by the Author, Baroness Orczy], Orczy, Baroness
Eldorado [Signed by the Author, Baroness Orczy]
Orczy, Baroness
200.00 GBP
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The Brockenspectre [Signed copy], Newbery, Linda ; illustrated by Pam Smy
The Brockenspectre [Signed copy]
Newbery, Linda ; illustrated by Pam Smy
12.99 GBP
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Senor Saint, Charteris, Leslie
Senor Saint
Charteris, Leslie
20.00 GBP
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Enter The Saint, Charteris, Leslie
Enter The Saint
Charteris, Leslie
20.00 GBP
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Poirot's Early Cases, Christie, Agatha
Poirot's Early Cases
Christie, Agatha
10.00 GBP
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Hallowe'en Party, Christie, Agatha
Hallowe'en Party
Christie, Agatha
8.00 GBP
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Miss Marple's Final Cases, and two other stories, Christie, Agatha
Miss Marple's Final Cases, and two other stories
Christie, Agatha
8.00 GBP
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Curtain: Poirot's Last Case, Christie, Agatha
Curtain: Poirot's Last Case
Christie, Agatha
20.00 GBP
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A Murder is Announced, Christie, Agatha
A Murder is Announced
Christie, Agatha
8.00 GBP
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By the Pricking of My Thumbs, Christie, Agatha
By the Pricking of My Thumbs
Christie, Agatha
7.00 GBP
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Ordeal by Innocence, Christie, Agatha
Ordeal by Innocence
Christie, Agatha
8.00 GBP
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Howards End (Everyman's Library 25), Forster, E. M.
Howards End (Everyman's Library 25)
Forster, E. M.
9.00 GBP
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Sense and Sensibility (Everyman's Library 51), Austen, Jane ; with an introduction by Peter Conrad
Sense and Sensibility (Everyman's Library 51)
Austen, Jane ; with an introduction by Peter Conrad
9.00 GBP
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David Copperfield (Everyman's Library 31), Dickens, Charles ; with an introduction by Michael Slater
David Copperfield (Everyman's Library 31)
Dickens, Charles ; with an introduction by Michael Slater
10.00 GBP
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