Buy or search for unusual books

-with a story...

-until November 18th 2020, you can see anything in stock by appointment at 10 Charlotte Road, Hackney, London EC2A 3DH.



I own Camden Lock Books & list books that are uncommon, in demand and may be hard to find.

My book expertise came with four years as Chairman of  London P.B.F.A. , years of exhibiting at monthly London Rare Book Fairs & owning my own bookshops since 1984.

Every book was valuable to the person who first bought it. Every book is valuable now to the person who buys it from my website.

Setting the Standard.

The books you want...from booksellers you can trust".

I am an accredited professional & a full member. 


Got it yesterday.

Reads very well in this format.
Love the layout.

Thank you.
Very happy customer.

Nick Spill

I wish all bookshops were like yours.

Marika Cobbold

I just wanted to thank you for the Lewis Carrol books, they arrived some weeks ago and in very good condition.
Again I'm very thankful.

Paolo. Italy.

The book arrived safely in the heavy rain, thank you!

I look forward to doing more business with you in near future.

Regards from Shanghai


Parcel safely received this morning ; excellent service from you, thank you. I hope all goes well for you in the coming, rather uncertain, months.


Thanks for being so thorough!

Caroline P.

I'm very grateful for all the hard work you did sorting, packing it all up and taking them all away. I do hope they can all go to a good home, I know they will! [PRIVATE BOOK DISPOSAL]

Katherine H.

I just wanted to say a huge thank you! I couldn't believe it when I opened my mail to find the booklet and postcard. Thank you so much!


The Darwin item I purchased from you arrived today and I am very pleased. It was exactly as you described it. Further, you did a d*** good job of packing it. It may be the best packing of a book that I have experienced in almost 50 years of collecting.

Thanks again!! I hope we can do more business together in the years ahead.