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Experienced collectable book dealers

Find the book you've been searching for with Barely Read Books. We list all our finest W E Johns and Enid Blyton books (you can find these in our children's section) here. We also list our general childrens books and very good  John's titles on abe books and our reading copies on ebay

Specialists in W.E. Johns and collectable books

Based in Oxted, Barely Read Books is a specialist in W. E. Johns,. We have long been W. E. Johns enthusiasts and began ‘Biggles and Co’ (the well-known W. E. Johns magazine now renamed ‘Biggles Flies Again’ with the late John Trendler. 


At one stage we purchased a complete collection of W. E. Johns’ books in Fine wrappers. From these came the excellent replica wrappers that you see listed on abebooks, eBay and this website. These are true to the originals in all respects. We are now using these to print posters for you to frame.


We have bought and sold books for over 35 years and had a shop in Westerham for 10 of these. After this, we began our eBay bookselling business. We have sold over 4000 books on eBay with 100% positive feedback. We now list our finest and most unusual W E Johns items on our website, our lower quality and cheaper books on abe and our reading copies on ebay.


 I hope that you find the website of interest and that we can be of service to you soon.

Replica Artwork Posters

“We are also able to produce high quality, replica prints. These can be ordered from any book that we have in stock in our store. The posters can be ordered in A3 or a smaller size and in a matt finish."


Book purchasing

Do you have on any W E Johns and Enid Blyton books for sale in a very good to fine condition, with Dust wrappers? If so contact us via the contact details on the contact page.


The photo above shows W E Johns personal camera during his time at Lingfield. This is where he had his studio with Howard Leigh.

Book finder service
Are you looking for a specific book to add to your collection? If so, let us know your requirements and we will try to source it for you from our own stock or one of our many contacts within the world of book collecting.
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