simon beattie

After ten years working for Bernard Quaritch, "London's most venerable bookshop" (Financial Times), I set up on my own as an antiquarian bookseller in January 2010, specialising in European cultural (and cross-cultural) history.

I read German and Russian at Exeter, where I also sang in the Cathedral Choir. I then stayed on for another year, studying for an MA in Lexicography. Germany, Russia, music, language - these are all themes you will see in the things I have for sale, but my goal is always to offer material which is interesting, curious, things you've never seen before, the books you never knew you wanted.

I am based in Chesham, Buckinghamshire ("beloved beechy Bucks", as Disraeli called it), 25 miles north-west of London, but looking for books takes me all over Europe, and beyond. Just let me know if there's anything which you'd like me to look out for for you on my travels.

Simon Beattie

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