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If you are clearing a collection of books due to moving house or bereavement please contact us as we are always interested in buying libraries whether private or institutional and can travel anywhere to view collections if you can supply full details.

The Bookshop



Henry Pordes has been a famous name in the book trade for more than fifty years. As a bookseller, publisher of learned periodicals, academic titles, Jewish books, as well as a wholesaler of remainders, the name Henry Pordes is renowned throughout the bookselling world.

The shop is now run by Rita Servidio and Francesco Ponti renowned italian book dealers.

Our second-hand bookshop is in the famous Charing Cross Road apx. 50 metres north from Leicester Square Tube stationand between Covent Garden and Soho. 

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We specialise in Antiquarian books, Art, Literature, History, Science and Medicine. We have shelves full of books on Performing Arts, Photography, Architecture and Cookery.

You are welcome to visit us and browse our vast selection of literary paperbacks downstairs.  

The staff are helpful, knowledgeable, and carry the whereabouts of most of the book stock in their heads!
It is still an old-fashioned shop with old-fashioned service but with modern methods. We are a member of the PBFA.






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