BRB News

  FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO AP0LOGISE TO THOSE BROWSERS THAT HAVE LOOKED AT OUR WEBSITE BUT SEEN NO CHANGE.WE HAVE HAD TO MOVE TO A NEW IMPROVED WEBSTORE DESIGN AND I HOPE THIS WILL BE EASIER TO LOOK AT.NOW WE ARE UP AND RUNNING AGAIN WE HAVE PLENTY OF EXCITING PLANS TO UPDATE STOCK REGULARLY.VERY SOON WE WILL BE LISTING ON EBAY  AND ABE ALSO.PRIORITY THOUGH WILL STILL GO TO THE WEBSITE.                                                                                                                                                                                                              DUE TO OUR LARGE RANGE OF STOCK WE STORE OUR BOOKS IN SECURE BUSINESS STORAGE AWAY FROM HOME, THEREFORE THERE MAYBE A SMALL DELAY IN LOCATING YOUR BOOK OR ANSWERING YOUR QUESTION. NEVERTHELESS WILL STILL AIM TO MAIL AN ORDER IN 2/3 DAYS.

CONTACT US ON ross@barelyreadbooks.co.uk/tel 07857239266.


 Please watch our Featured Books section for highlights as well as regular listings.

We will be listing many W.E. Johns gems including a stunning early piece of original W.E. Johns artwork and some Stead artwork also.


We have some as new copies of the now scarce House Of Stratus paperbacks. These have become difficult to obtain in unread condition.

We have some rare foreign editions of W.E. Johns books, many in lovely condition. Some of these came from a collection of the late John Trendler and were originally from the W.E. Johns library.

We have recently purchased a superb collection of unused 1940/50s picture books, all in unused near perfect condition. Some may never have been published; these are unique in this condition and are lovely items for the collector or for a gift.

We now have a much improved replica dust wrapper service focusing on W.E. Johns. We are now able to provide the longer dust wrappers UN-joined.

We now have a new gift voucher scheme which is very simple to use, ideal for birthday and Christmas presents. Decide the value of the vouchers (denominations of £5, £10 and £20) and this will then be redeemed against the price of your purchase.

Please look at our Showcase for gems and significant new purchases, this will be updated regularly.

We will also provide a small advice piece for book collectors where I will do my best to help newcomers to the often bewildering field of book collecting.

Please always email/ring us with enquiries as it is always good to chat about books. You may find out about new stock not yet listed and we may be able to list your spares on our site. If you are worried about buying from the site we are really happy to work in the traditional manner.by phone or meeting.

If  you wish to see any titles, please email or ring and a meeting should be able to be arranged, if you live not too far away,to look at anything you desire,We can often work out a good price for several items. Sometimes it may be possible to part exchange if I already have a possible sale in mind.

Ross Williams