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Oliver Bayliss

Welcome to the Shapero Rare Books Blog. Here you can find articles on rare books written by our Specialists on subjects ranging from Pirate books to modern first editions; on authors such as Ian Fleming and Roald Dahl; and on illustrators including Quentin Blake. Sign up to our weekly newsletter at the bottom of this page to receive regular updates.

Books not Borders - An interview with our foun...

Our Marketing Manager Oliver Bayliss interviews our Founder and CEO, Bernard Shapero, ...

Reopening 12th April

From Monday 12th April, the doors to our bookshops and galleries at ...

Iran Zamin - Highlights From The Catalogue

Highlights from our recently published catalogue Iran Zamin, as pick...

Books not Borders - An interview with our Lite...

An interview with our Literature specialist Roddy Newlands as part of our Books not Bo...

Books not Borders - An Interview with our Seni...

As part of our Books not Borders series, where we're breaking down the barriers to the...

Books not Borders - an interview with our head...

The second in our Books Not Borders series, where we're breaking down the barriers to ...

Books not Borders - an interview with our Sale...

Today we begin the first in a new blog series, Books Not Borders or for the French Livres Sans ...

Islamic & Near East: A New Department

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Islamic departmen...

Arterritory - 'I am sort of 100 percent a book...

Arterritory recently interviewed our CEO & Founder, Bernard Shap...

Mail Online - A hidden fortune on your bookshe...

London-based bookstore Shapero's children's book expert Roddy Newlands told MailOnline children...

Whatever the Tier, We're Still Here

Whatever the Tier might be, we are still open online for all your book buying needs. Our online...

Christmas & into the New year

Whilst our Bookshops and Gallery at 105 and 106 New Bond Street will...

Interview | Neil Gaiman

Our Digital Content Manager, Oliver Bayliss, recently had the pleasure of interviewing the lege...

New Emporium Opens on Bond Street

2020 has seen an exciting period of expansion for Shapero Rare Books...

Good Icons: An Online Exhibition

Good Icons installed at 106 New Bond Street Shapero Rare Books and Sh...

It's Business As Usual

We will be open for business as usual online whilst the doors to our Bookshop and Gallery at 1...

Art Exhibition: The Book of Neil Gaiman by Lor...

Lorna May Wadsworth installs striking portraits of Neil Gaiman at Shapero Rare Books a...

Richard Burton in West Africa: Three fine firs...

One of the great men of his age, Richard F. Burton (1821-1890) was a true polymath. With an ext...

New Year, New Beginnings…

We're moving! After nearly twenty-five years in Saint George Street, the sale of our much-loved...

Why Collect Rare Books?

For the non-collector among us (are there really people who don’t collect books?), the idea t...

Time Travel: The History of Baedeker Guidebook...

Long before mobile travel apps there was the Baedeker Guide, indispensable for helping thousand...

On Her Majesty's Secret Service: Writers and S...

Writers and spies - exploring all things cloak and typewriter by delving into the murky world o...

An update from our CEO Bernard Shapero

I am delighted to be able to announce that following changes in the ...

The Layered Legacy of Captain Cook

On the anniversary of Cook’s arrival in Botany Bay, we look back at an article from the archi...

'The Artist in their Studio' by Gallery Manage...

Artists’ studios are the perfect place to see and understand the creative process th...

The Best Exhibitions and Events in December 20...

A selection of the best events & exhibitions taking place in November 2019 both in London and a...

The Best Exhibitions & Events in November 2019

A selection of the best events & exhibitions taking place in November 2019 both in London and a...

An Interview With Quentin Blake

Ahead of Quentin Blake’s exhibition of new works here at Shapero HQ, our Digital Content Mana...

Banned Books: The Freedom to Read

Celebrating the freedom to read, Banned Books Week has become a focal point in the literary yea...

Can You Guess the Rare Books in Emoji?

All of these Rare Books in emoji can currently be found on the shelves at here at Shap...

Rare Books & Works on Paper: A Celebration of ...

As the publishing & art world finally become more gender inclusive, we celebrate some of the fa...

Shapero Rare Books and Shapero Modern feature ...

The past month has seen Shapero Rare Books and our Gallery, Shapero Modern included in Tatler a...

Banned Books

Books have been banned for a variety of reasons over the centuries, ranging from racism, anti-r...