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Stella & Rose's Books

Specialists in Rare & Collectable Books

Books To Sell

Please note: we do not do valuations


We may be interested in the following subjects...

  • History
  • Military
  • UK Topography
  • Science & Technology
  • Transport, inc. Motor Sport
  • Art, Architecture & Design
  • Wye Valley & Wales
  • Natural History
  • Folio Society books
  • Childrens (especially pre-1970)
  • Childrens annuals pre-1970 only
  • Observers (rare or collectable editions only)
  • Ladybirds (collector's items only) - 



Please contact us using the form link below:-

Tell us about your book(s)



Mainly we are looking for hardback books, except where titles were only produced in card wrap editions, and first editions or early editions.

We have a reputation for always offering a fair price and will always respond to your enquiry - but please note that we do NOT offer a general valuation service and we do not purchase everything that is offered to us. Books should only be brought into our shop with prior agreement.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE PREFER TO BUY FROM WITHIN THE UK but will consider exceptional items/collections from abroad.

We are not able to offer individual prices for multiple books. We will offer a job lot price based on our individual prices, we will not make an offer per book.


What our suppliers say:-

"Thank you for your professionalism. I accept the offer."

"Thankyou for the transfer of money into my account. It's been an absolute pleasure to deal with someone so honest and helpful. Thankyou so much."

"Sorry I should have thanked you for a most impeccable service."

"I recently sold a small collection of rare transport books to Stella and Rose's Books. Dealt with a lady called Sonia who was very professional and made the whole process extremely smooth from start to finish. The price offered was good and the transaction very straightforward. I was paid for my books within a few hours of Sonia receiving them. If you have quality books to sell, deal with these people. Highly recommended."

"Hi Maria, Your revised offer is extremely acceptable. I sincerely appreciate your honesty and sense of fair play in making the revision upwards, totally in the spirit of the book series and this aptness is not lost on me! (I am also quite relieved that I hadn’t overstated the books’ condition)."

"They were my late fathers books and his pride and joy unfortunatly as my mum is now downsizing it was time to pass them on but I'm glad I found somewhere where they will be able to be given a good home.  You've been great to sell to, keeping me up to date all the way though and made the whole process really easy." K.M. Oct 2021

"Thank you very much. I noticed that the company received an accolade for customer service with which I thoroughly agree. It's been a pleasure to do business with you
best wishes" M.A., September 2019

"I have received the payment. Thank you so much for all your help. I would definitely recommend you to others and I am so glad my childhood books will go to a new home for someone else to enjoy!" C.S., September 2019

"Thank you so much. It's been a pleasure doing business with you." K.J., March 2019

"And, thank you, too, for a responsive and professional transaction. I hope that the (delightful) books will now go to a new appreciative home, via yourselves." H., August 2018

"I am very grateful for your kind way of dealing with  what I feared would be an upsetting experience." L, August 2018

"WOW. That was quick!  Thank you for the payment. And thank you for everything you have done....I really appreciate the politeness, speed, friendliness and efficiency that your company has shown to me. I would definitely recommend you." J.F. March 2018

"It has been a real lovely pleasure doing business with you and you have been A1 in your service as a shop and all I can do is praise you for the great communication we have done throughout the process." March 2018 

"Many thanks again, so nice to deal with someone who is pleasant and straight talking, I have come across some horrid 'apparent professionals' in trying to value the book, lovely to know there are nice people out there to!"

"It was a pleasure to meet you and the team on Tuesday, and I should like to thank you for buying my Bookano and other books from my 1940's childhood at such a fair price.  Our son had no interest in inheriting them, and I just could not bring myself to take them to a charity shop, where they would in all probability have been pulped if not sold.The three of us thoroughly enjoyed browsing amongst books which recalled our childhood - very nostalgic!"

"It was a pleasure dealing with Maria at Stella & Rose's Books when I had the task of disposing of my late mother's collection of vintage childrens' books. An offer was made within a few days of the books being delivered and the price was paid online the same day". Andy T.

"I had a wonderful  transaction with Sonia at Stella & Rose’s books in October. The whole process was extremely smooth from start to finish, they were extremely helpful and informative about what I needed to do to make the process easy and swift, they also acted with an extremely high level of integrity throughout and they paid me for my books within hours. If you have quality books to sell, deal with these people. They are excellent in all respects!" D.B.

"Of all the online Book Companies I chose Stella and Rose's after reading very good reviews and must say you have lived up to them. Many thanks!" S.G.

"Pleased the books arrived ok, and even more pleased with your excellent revised offer!! Thank you for being so honest (which is a quality that is hard to find, in this day and age). Thank You for your total professionalism and honesty - it has been a pleasure!" D.G.

"Thanks once again.  Yes I am happy with your provisional offer.  I will post the books to you and let you know when they are on the way. Can I also say that it has been a pleasure dealing with you and the team from Stella Books.  Your customer service is superb!"  S.T.