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 be exhibiting at:

YORK NATIONAL BOOK FAIR Knaresmire Suite, York Racecourse. 10th-11th September 2021. https://yorkbookfair.com/

ABA FIRSTS, LONDON’S RARE BOOKFAIR at the fantastic new Saatchi gallery venue; Duke of York’s Square, King’s Road, London. 21st-24th October 2021.  https://www.firstslondon.com/

More fair dates to follow.

We usually exhibit at he Royal National Hotel Book Fair in Bloomsbury which is almost always on 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.