About us


Nick McConnell has specialised in beautifully bound books for over 40 years. Having had shops in London he is now on the Kent coast, a short distance from Canterbury, eighty miles from London, 25 miles from the coast of France.

The Golden Hind, a picturesque 17th century shop overlooking the sea, now houses a fine stock of magnificent leather bound sets and individual titles. We are only open by appointment.

We sell 18th and 19th Century leather bound books in exceptional condition.

This year McConnell Fine Books will exhibit at:

SLAM Rare Bookfair at the Grand Palais, Paris on the 24th-26th April 2020.

ABA Firsts London’s Rare Bookfair at the Battersea Evolution on the 5th-7th June 2020.

PBFA YORK BOOK FAIR 11th-12th September 2020.

ABA CHELSEA BOOK FAIR 6th-7th November 2020.

We also exhibit at he Royal National Hotel in Bloomsbury which is usually the second Sunday of every month.

Nick is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) and has studied the art of bookbinding at the highest level.

We are always interested in acquiring new stock, whether individual books, sets or libraries.