Useful Links

1. Woodbine Books blog

Woodbine Books blog on book collecting at:

2. UK Book Trade and Book Collector Associations

PBFA: Provincial Book Fair Association. This is a professional trade association of which I am a member. For details of PBFA codes of conduct, book fairs and links to other UK book dealers:

ABA: Antiquarian Booksellers' Association: Founded in 1906 and the oldest organisation of its kind in the world, the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association is the senior trade body for dealers in antiquarian and rare books, manuscripts and allied materials in the British Isles.

FPBA: The Fine Press Book Association  is an organization of individuals interested in the art of fine printing, formed with the goal of promoting the appreciation of beautiful books and printing skills.

PLA: Private Libraries Association: an international society of book collectors of rare and fine books, single authors, special subjects and collectors of books for the simple pleasure of reading and ownership.

Wood Engraving

I am particularly interested in books with wood engraved illustrations. For more details of this art form and for a list of wood engravers and links to related organisations, contact the UK Society of Wood Engravers

Designer Book Binding

Designer book binding is a creative blend of art and craft; the results are unique, often stunning. For more details contact the UK Designer Bookbinders website at