Welcome to the Keel Row Bookshop
Established in 1980 the Keel Row Bookshop is located in an eight roomed Georgian townhouse in a conservation area of historic North Shields. Anthony Smithson, the third and current owner, started bookselling nearly twenty years ago and bought the premises in May 2006. Since then the shop has been completely renovated and the shop fully restocked.
We are a family run firm selling a broad range of Antiquarian, collectible and second-hand books to suit every pocket. Our stock has a strong emphasis on North Eastern topography and history, particularly Northumberland, as well as the history of Newcastle upon Tyne and Sunderland. We also try to maintain a healthy stock of the works of Thomas Bewick and his pupils as well as the Newcastle author and wood engraver Joseph Crawhall
We're proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA) and abide by their codes of practice. We have a reputation for fair prices and friendly service.
In the press
May 06, 2014 The Journal "Lost Sketches"
In the press
Friday 13 February 2009 The Journal "The Inside Story"
The Keel Row name
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