Exhibition of rare Aubrey Beardsley collection to re-launch Shapero Rare Books on New Bond Street

Renowned draughtsman and illustrator Aubrey Beardsley shocked and thrilled audiences with his decadent monochrome drawings.

Shapero Rare books will be offering for sale an important collection of the artist’s works, started by Rainforth Armitage Walker and continued by W.G. Good.  The collection comprises all the major works in the artist’s canon and is the most comprehensive collection of Beardsley’s printed works ever assembled.  Exploring the outlandish, the comical, the stylish and the erotic, Beardsley’s distinctive style is instantly recognisable.

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Arterritory – ‘I am sort of 100 percent a book person’

Arterritory recently interviewed our CEO & Founder, Bernard Shapero.

'Collecting is an illness that all dealers want people to catch. There's no vaccine. There would never be a vaccine for collecting. It would be a disaster. So we are very keen for people to get ill with collecting, whether it's contemporary art or rare books or snuff boxes. It's all the same.'

Read the full interview here.

Mail Online – A hidden fortune on your bookshelf? From Winnie the Pooh to Alice in Wonderland – the classic children’s tales that could fetch up to £15,000

London-based bookstore Shapero's children's book expert Roddy Newlands told MailOnline children's books handed down through generations have gained in value over the decades. 

Mr Newlands added: 'One of the great thing about children's books is that they are often handed down from generation to generation, even in these days of digitalisation and "screentime". 

'So you might have had a grandparent, great-grandparent (or even greater still) who would have acquired, for example, first editions of the Chronicles of Narnia, Rupert Bear annuals or the Peter Rabbit books when they were published, and no-one would have realised their exponentially increasing value in the interim.'

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New Emporium Opens on Bond Street

2020 has seen an exciting period of expansion for Shapero Rare Books and Shapero Gallery, moving into two vast new spaces on New Bond Street, as well as a new ground-floor gallery on Maddox Street for Shapero Modern. In addition to a suite of offices solely for Rare Books, New Bond Street will also house an exciting new Emporium, where a cornucopia of incredible objects come together under one roof.

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Art Daily – Shapero launches Emporium with incredible objects, from Raphael to Warhol, from renowned dealers

2020 has seen an exciting period of expansion for Shapero Rare Books and Shapero Gallery, moving into two vast new spaces on New Bond Street, as well as a new ground-floor gallery on Maddox Street for Shapero Modern. In addition to a suite of offices solely for Rare Books, New Bond Street will also house an exciting new Emporium, where a cornucopia of incredible objects come together under one roof.

Read the full article here.

An update from our CEO Bernard Shapero

I am delighted to be able to announce that following changes in the UK Government's guidelines we are able to reopen our Mayfair Bookshop and Gallery on Monday, 15th June 2020.

If you are planning to visit in the coming weeks I'd recommend that you call in advance.  You don't need an appointment to see us, but in order to ensure social distancing rules are observed, there will be a limit to the number of people in the building at any one time.  Be assured however, that we have disposable gloves and masks, hand gel and wipes on hand to maintain strict hygiene standards at all times.

Alternatively, if your plans don't bring you into central London yet, you can continue to browse the Bookshop and Gallery stock on our website where a wide selection of books, prints and works on paper are on view, ready to be shipped to you directly from Mayfair.

The last few months have been an extremely challenging time, and I hope that you, your family and loved ones have managed to steer a path through the many difficulties that have arisen.  Whilst we all look forward to welcoming you back to St George Street I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support.

With best wishes,

Bernard Shapero