second hand books from Alnwick



At Just Books and Collectibles, we’re passionate about fostering sustainable book ownership. We’re dedicated to rehoming books, giving them a new lease on life with readers who value their stories as much as we do.

Our goal is to save these precious volumes from being forgotten, ensuring they find a home with those who not only cherish the written word but also recognize the importance of preserving our environment.

Furthermore, our dedication lies in enhancing gently used books for our community through the donation of books, fostering a love for reading, and stimulating the intellect of young individuals for the foreseeable future.



second hand books childrens  from Alnwick

We firmly believe the importance of reading for children cannot be underestimated empowering future generations. Engaging in leisurely reading can enhance a child’s educational experience, foster their social and cognitive growth, and contribute positively to their overall wellbeing and psychological health. The popularity of our second-hand used children's picture books is proof of the need for access to affordable cared for books.

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Throughout history, the written word has been a vessel for conveying knowledge, wisdom, love, conviction, hatred, and empathy, as well as a gateway to the imagination and its limitless realms.

For many, reading is more than just a hobby; it's a passionate pursuit that nourishes the soul, allowing us to experience lives not our own, if only for a moment. Fundamentally, reading books offers unique benefits that go beyond the practicality and monotony of computer screens. It's a timeless endeavor that enriches the mind and nurtures the spirit




Ernest Hemingway: “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”


Oscar Wilde: “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”

Dr. Seuss: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

 Grouch Marx: “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”

Groucho Marx,views on reading good books

Roald Dahl: “So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install a lovely bookshelf on the wall.” 

Val McDermid: "We weren't dirt poor, but there was no spare money kicking around. While it was very much understood that the way to a better life was through education, books were a luxury we couldn't afford. But when I was six, we actually moved opposite the central library, and that became my home from home".

 Just Books and Collectibles is a family-owned  recycled book business  based in Alnmouth, Northumberland who harbor a passion for literature sustaining a valuable resource in the face of technology, and caring for our environment.

Our commitment to excellence is unwavering, and we take pride in our well-earned reputation for offering books of exceptional value.

We curate an eclectic mix of high-quality, pre-loved books spanning genres such as classics, education, history, politics, science, medicine, engineering, lifestyle, travel, affordable college text books and fiction.

Our quest for rare antiquarian editions takes us far and wide, ensuring we provide a treasure trove of knowledge for future generations to discover.

The environmental impact of our actions has never been more apparent, prompting many to adopt a more eco-conscious approach to life and consumer habits. Book enthusiasts, in particular, are reevaluating the ecological implications of their passion.

The truth is stark: book production casts a substantial carbon shadow. From deforestation to the fossil fuels and chemicals used in manufacturing, each new book exacts a toll on our planet. Add to this the emissions from global distribution, and the cost becomes even steeper.



Books that are read once and then discarded represent a significant environmental burden. Landfill waste not only generates methane—a potent greenhouse gas—but also leaches toxic substances into our waterways, harming communities and ecosystems alike.

Furthermore, we contribute to the community by donating books. We stand for a more sustainable literary journey.

At Just Books and Collectibles, we’re committed to ensuring that no book is needlessly lost, providing affordable access to a world of knowledge and inspiration for those who hold both literature and the Earth close to their hearts.

We are dedicated to enriching minds with high-quality book resources, delivered at exceptional value.

Our family-run legacy is built on a foundation of environmental stewardship, ensuring that every page turned contributes to the well-being of our planet.

"We are committed to sustainable practices that honor the earth, fostering a greener future for generations to come.”

Nothing Ever Happens Here Paperback – 1 Dec. 2020 by Graham Vickers

“Nothing Ever Happens Here” by Graham Vickers is a gripping account of the 2010 manhunt for armed fugitive Raoul Moat. The book provides a unique perspective from the author, who was a former Rothbury neighborhood Sergeant. It provides a very full and frank account about how a community pulls together in a difficult situation and coping with the world media

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"Rare novel delving into family dynamics."

"Eating Grapes Downwards" by Jill Roe is a novel that explores the complexities of female friendship and mother-daughter relationships. The story centres around Alma and Coral, who grew up together in a world of adult mystery. As they age, they see each other as obstacles, and this pattern repeats with their daughters. However, when Alma remarries, the balance of power subtly shifts. If you want to explore these intricate relationships, you will enjoy reading this book!

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War time airfields of Northumberland

During the Second World War, North-East England's airfields in Northumberland, Durham, and around Tyne and Wear played a significant role. The book describes the history of each airfield, including the squadrons and aircraft based at them, as well as the main operations that were conducted. It also covers the impact of the war on the daily lives of civilians and the persistent dangers from raids and night bombing. Fully illustrated.

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The Delevals of Northumberland

The Delaval family were a race of warriors and statesmen who first figure in history when its representative, Sir Hendrick de la Val, married Dionysia, a niece of William the Conqueror.

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"The Last of the Nuba" is the English-language title of the 1973 book "Die Nuba" by German film maker

"The Last of the Nuba" is the English-language title of the 1973 book "Die Nuba" by German filmmaker and photographer Leni Riefenstahl. The book contains visual documentation of the Nuba people and their culture in the remote Nuba Mountains of Sudan. It is considered significant for its anthropological, ethnological, and cultural-historical value, capturing the traditional life of the Nuba people during that period. Despite the controversy surrounding it, the book's photographs have been praised for their beauty and power, contributing to Riefenstahl's rehabilitation as an artist after her involvement with Nazi propaganda. "The Last of the Nuba" remains a significant, albeit controversial, work in visual anthropology.

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