We are proud of our history as a renowned second hand bookshop on the world-famous Charing Cross Road in central London. Quinto was established in 1983 on 48a Charing Cross Road by Hay Cinema Bookshop Ltd. when it took over from E. Joseph, one of the first booksellers on the street. Quinto soon became famous for the long queues outside when they had their monthly changeovers. Over the years they built up a loyal customer base. In 2010 Quinto and their next door neighbours, antiquarian booksellers Francis Edwards, a London business founded in 1855 and already under the same ownership, moved to their joint new premises a few doors away at 72 Charing Cross Road. In March 2020, following the sudden impact of the COVID 19 pandemic, and amidst increasing challenges to the second hand book trade, it was decided not to renew the lease on the shop on Charing Cross Road and Quinto Bookshop moved online. Francis Edwards continues to trade at Hay Cinema Bookshop in Hay-on-Wye, specialising in rare and antiquarian books. Quinto only sells on the internet for the time being, continuing a long tradition of selling quality second hand and collectible books.
Care has been taken in describing the books. The photographs are all of the actual book for sale. We are always happy to answer any further enquiries or send further photographs.
If you are in any way unhappy with your purchase, please get in touch.
Orders usually ship within 2-3 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.