Bristol, United Kingdom
Full time bookseller since 1982. Formerly in partnership with John Patterson ( we remain great friends ) and together we ran two bookshops, firstly in Bristol and latterly in Bath, from 1982 to 2005 as Patterson Liddle. The Bath shop was much admired and was voted into the top ten of the Independent's 'Best places to buy antiques' poll! These days I work on my own from home in Bristol. I am a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association, the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers and the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association. Most of my business is done at the major fairs run by the ABA & PBFA, where I regularly meet old shop customers. Do come and say hello. As this is the 21st century you can find me selling a little on Ebay under the elegant title of 'Patlid', John and I's old ebay name which I have retained out of sentiment. And, of course, a selection wth ABE. I don't claim any particular specialities although I produce an occasional catalogue of railway/canal/industrial revolution material, mainly early and scarcer items. I have a good reputation in the trade for selling nice copies of worthwhile books in all price ranges. My books are shipped properly packed - no jiffy bags here! I am very happy to undertake valuation and probate work, and have been privileged to work with English Heritage, National Trust and numerous public and private libraries over the years. I like to buy books too, and will travel pretty much anywhere to do so.
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