Simon Patterson of Hyraxia Books has a BSc in Computer Science and spent ten years in various complex and often dull projects before becoming a full-time bookseller. Simon’s love for speculative fiction grew in his childhood years, went on hiatus in his teens, and saw a resurgence after univeristy. His favourite books are Lord of the Rings, Crime and Punishment,The Farseer Trilogy and Kafka on the Shore.
Simon is responsible for acquisitions, client relationships and business development. He got started in the rare book business over a decade ago, buying and selling to create a collection of his favourite books. This soon got out of hand. The book he would like on his shelves more than any other is a German first edition of The Metamorphosis by Kafka.
We specialise in Modern First Editions, Speculative Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Photobooks, Fine Press, Children’s Books – and especially Haruki Murakami, Philip K. Dick, Robert Heinlein, Kazuo Ishiguro, Isaac Asimov, John Steinbeck, Ray Bradbury, Graham Greene, Terry Pratchett, Stephen King and Folio Society Books.
We are happy to help build collections from scratch, and work closely with our clients to find scarce copies in the desired condition. We also cater for new collectors, ensuring both ourselves and a portion of our stock are accessible. So if you’re looking for all round advice don’t hesitate to get in touch. We also buy books, from single items to entire collections.
Toft Cottage, 1 Beverley Road, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 9PQ