St Mary’s Books - dealing in antiquarian, rare and collectable books - began in 1971 in Leicester, founded by the late Godfrey Tyers and Patricia Tyers.
In 1987 the business relocated to St. Mary's Hill, Stamford, its current location. The shop is situated in the shadow of the church of St. Mary the Virgin, hence the title of "St. Mary's Books".
The business has continued and grown over the years and is still run by the Tyers Family.
We were one of the first dealers to have an online presence, with our own site launching in late 1998. We have sold books via the internet for 16 years and pride ourselves on the service and standard offered to online customers.
At present we hold a stock of approximately 50,000 volumes, to which we are continually adding new items.
Our fields of interest are very wide and quality books on any subject are never refused.
Our major specialist areas are as follows:
Harry Potter 1st editions, major dealers in signed copies
Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks
Iconic Literature -Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, etc.
Children's Books - Fine, illustrated volumes including Rackham and Dulac
Country/ Rural Pursuits - Hunting, Shooting, Fishing, Field Sports 'BB' (Denys Watkins Pitchford)
Church - Church Adornment, Church Art, Stained Glass, Organ Building, Bell Ringing etc.
St Mary's Books South
Natasha Tyers is one of the founding members of The Reigate Pop Up Shop and has now become the manager after taking on the lease in March 2020.
Having given up her job in London to bring up her two young children, it was her vision to spread some of this stunning shop to The Reigate Pop Up Shop.
St Marys Books South has developed the business to include stunning bookcases, solid pieces of furniture, chairs, artwork and gifts.
St Mary’s Books South also provides:
- Book Buying (of suitable collections)
- Book Finding Service
- Valuation Service