New book shop opens in Harrogate

A new independent bookshop has opened in a prestigious part of Harrogate.

Thursday, 22nd October 2020, 9:22 am
New book shop in Harrogate - John Atkinson - Fine & Rare books shop is steeped in the world of rare books.

Located at 5 Royal Parade in Harrogate, the latest boost for the town's independent shop scene is run by couple John and Lottie Atkinson.

As the name suggests, John Atkinson - Fine & Rare books is steeped in the world of rare books, though it does stock gift ideas and popular books.

"We stock gift ideas to suit any pocket, from £50 to £50,000. We specialise in Harry Potter, James Bond, J R R Tolkien and Roald Dahl first editions. "Buying a first edition book is a special thing and we want you to feel totally at ease with this process, so please feel free to come and browse and talk to us about our books."

John Atkinson has been buying and selling since 2007 with specialisms in Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels, The Booker Prize and literary fiction.

His business has been operating online for around eight years, with more than 15 years of collecting experience on a range of genres,

Full time members of internationally renowned book associations, the ABA, ILAB and PBFA with their strict guidelines, the top five authors at John Atkinson - Fine & Rare books are:

John Atkinson - Fine & Rare books: The Top 5

Ian Fleming

Agatha Christie

Roald Dahl

J K Rowling

John Le Carre

John Atkinson's team travels the world to find specific first edition books and would also welcome emails with photos and details of any books customers may be interested in selling.

The business is very keen to buy first edition books and suggests that anyone who has titles or authors similar to those on display in the shop should not hesitate to bring their books into the shop for a free evaluation.

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