Anthony Smith Books


Anthony Smith Books
I launched Anthony Smith Books to share my passion for books. My business is devoted to old-fashioned, personal service. All my stock is hand-picked. The books are chosen because they are gripping, informative, attractive, rare or a combination of these qualities. They are in the best condition I can find.

Art and architecture, biography, children’s and illustrated, fiction, history and travel are the main categories. Quirky and unusual items can be found in the Oddments category on my website. I love the frisson that a printed book can give you when you appreciate that this is how it first appeared to readers, or that this copy was given for a purpose or is invested with history.

I have been a bookseller since 1987, first at Hall’s Bookshop in Tunbridge Wells, then at Heywood Hill in Mayfair and, most recently, at Slightly Foxed on Gloucester Road. Over the years, I have been lucky enough to engage with many customers from all walks of life and nothing gives me greater pleasure as a bookseller than putting books and people together face to face. I hope to continue this with regular pop-up shops in central London. 


 128 Clonmore Street, London, SW18 5HB