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Books and magazines

Books and magazines (old), general sources

  • BOOKLAND, The Fosse, Fosse Way, Radford Semele, Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN (01926-614101, fax 01926-614293). Huge stock of old books and magazines on technology subjects, will search for back issues of magazines (send SAE for form).
  • OLD TIME SUPPLIES, PO Box 209, Banbury, OX16 1GR. Old radios, books and components. E-mail: sales@oldtimesupplies.co.uk Website: http://www.oldtimesupplies.co.uk
  • VINTAGE MAGAZINE COMPANY, Vinmag House, 84-90 Digby Road, London, E9 6HX. (tel: 020 8533 7588, fax: 020 8525 9209). Lots of publications available. Old radios in stock. Web site: vinmagarchive.com. Warning - includes adult content.

Books and magazines (old and new), specialist suppliers

  • ANTIQUE ELECTRONIC SUPPLY (for details see Electrical and Electronic Components section). New collectors' guides on radio and TV. Their mail order service is first-class and they have a beautiful free colour catalogue (or is it color catalog?).
  • ARC, Box 2, Carlisle, MA 01741, USA (00 1 508-371 0512, fax 00 1 508-371 7129). Large stock of vintage radio books from around the world. Mail order, credit cards.
  • KELLY BOOKS, 6 Redlands, Tiverton, EX16 6BU (01884-256170, fax 11884-251063). Email len@kellybooks.co.uk   Books and magazines on broadcasting, catalogues issues. Web site: www.kellybooks.co.uk
  • LAKE ELECTRONICS, 7 Middleton Close, Nuthall, Nottingham, NG16 1BX (0115-938 2509). www.lake-electronics.co.uk , e-mail g4dvw@cs.com . Vintage radio textbooks and data books."Although my web site is mainly concerned with Amateur Radio it now carries a good listing of many of the books I have for sale - genuine 'vintage', not facsimiles! It will be extended, hopefully in the near future, to include old Wireless magazines and components. Visitors by appointment only please."
  • L-W BOOK SALES, Box 69, Gas City, IN 46933, USA (00 1 800-777 6450). Ten colour picture books/price guides of old radio sets for collectors' wooden, catalin, etc. Informative and good value for money.
  • NEW WIRELESS PIONEERS. James and Felicia Kreuzer. Box 398, Elma, New York, NY 14059, USA (00 1 716-681 3186, fax 00 1 716-681 4540). Rare books on early radio. Catalogues issued.
  • RADIO BYGONES, Allen House, East Borough, Wimborne, BH21 1PF (tel 01202-881749, fax 01202-841692, http://www.radiobygones.com/ ). Wide selection of new books on radio and telegraph history.
  • M.A. STROH (bookseller), Riverside House, Leaside Road, London E5 9LU, England. Phone/fax 0208 806 3690. mobile: 0797 4413039.
    Email: patent@stroh.demon.co.uk Web sites: www.abebooks.com/home/TANVIS www.webspawner.com/users/Buttonbook
    Original patent documents on all manner of scientific subjects.

Books and magazines found to order

The following book search services are recommended for finding specific out-of-print books (no charge to yourself for the finding service). See below for book trade search engines on the Internet.

  • ASHWORTH BOOKS, 39 West Market Street, Red Hook, NY 12571, USA.
  • BOOK TRACERS, 1 Temple Gardens, Glasgow, G13 1JJ.
  • BROWN'S BOOKSEARCH, Trenance, Round Ring, Penryn, TR10 9LA.
  • DC BOOK SERVICE, 11 Kirkby Close, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1XP.
  • CULPIN'S BOOKSEARCH INTERNATIONAL, Box 9324, Denver, Colorado, 80209-9324, USA (+1 303 733 5700, fax +1 303 871 0172).
  • D.C. BOOKS, 5 Exeter Drive, Spalding, Lincs., PE11 2DY.
  • FRONTISPICE, B.P. 177, f-75224, Paris Cedex 05, France (00 33 1-4012 0536, fax 00 33 1-4012 0604).
  • Derek MOFFETT, Bookfinder General, 3 Thornvale, Abram, Wigan, WN2 5YF.
  • NEWGATE BOOKS (John Dwywer, MA), 89 North Seatin Road, Newbiggin-By-the-Sea, NE64 6XR (01670-855381).
  • Malcolm & Christine NOBLE, 1 Stuart Crescent, Lubenham, Market Harborough, LE16 7RL (tel/fax 01858-434671).
  • OUT-OF-PRINT BOOK SERVICE, 13 Pantbach Road, Birchgrove, Cardiff, CF4 1TU.
  • Jerry SIMKIN, 10 Avalon Lane, Matawan, NJ 07747, USA (gsimkin@monmouth.com )
  • VENTURA PACIFIC BOOKFINDERS (books@west.net )

Books and magazines (old), online sellers

Many second-hand booksellers from around the world have their books listed at one or more of the following sites:

Some of these also allow you to enter titles you want into their database. There is also a Bibliophile mailing list; subscription instructions are at http://www.auldbooks.com/biblio/ After a two-week trial subscription the cost is $30 a year. Biblio has well over 1,000 subscribers, mostly book dealers, and has a high 'traffic level', which means you should find a wanted book quickly.


Publications and ephemera - old copies of Radio Times, TV Times etc.

  • KELLY BOOKS, 6 Redlands, Tiverton, EX16 6BU (01884-256170, fax 11884-251063). Email len@kellybooks.co.uk   Books and magazines on broadcasting, catalogues issues. Web site: www.kellybooks.co.uk
  • TV GUIDE SPECIALISTS, Box 20, Macomb, IL 61455, USA (00 1 309-833 1809). Dealing in the American TV Guide and newspaper television magazines.

    Copies of the Radio Times are available for inspection in the central reference (not lending) libraries of Westminster, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool (Picton Library) and some other large cities. Some of these libraries also have the TV Times; the newspaper library (outpost of the British Library) in Colindale, north London has all regionsí TV Times (ever) in its archive and available to view.

Old books about broadcasting

  • ANTIQUE ELECTRONIC SUPPLY (for details see Electrical and Electronic Components section). New collectors' guides on radio and TV. Their mail order service is first-class and they have a beautiful free colour catalogue (or is it color catalog?).
  • ARC, Box 2, Carlisle, MA 01741, USA (00 1 508-371 0512, fax 00 1 508-371 7129). Large stock of vintage radio books from around the world. Mail order, credit cards.
  • Terence KAY, 52 Neeld Crescent, London, NW4 3RR (tel/fax 020-8202 8188). Books on all the performing arts by mail order plus stand at film fairs.
  • Len KELLY BOOKS, 6 Redlands, Blundellís Road, Tiverton, EX16 6BU (01884-256170, fax 01884-242550). Books on broadcasting, catalogues issued.
  • KEN'S (Joyce and Ken Graham). 29 High Street, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes, Bucks., MK16 8AR (01908-610003 evenings). Ephemera specialist, with piles of TV/film magazines and books. Closed Thursdays.
  • LAKE ELECTRONICS, 7 Middleton Close, Nuthall, Nottingham, NG16 1BX (0115-938 2509). Vintage radio textbooks and data books. Visitors by appointment only please.
  • L-W BOOK SALES, Box 69, Gas City, IN 46933, USA (00 1 800-777 6450). Colour picture books/price guides of old TV and radio sets for collectors - wooden, catalin, etc. Informative and good value for money.
  • NEW WIRELESS PIONEERS. James and Felicia Kreuzer. Box 398, Elma, New York, NY 14059, USA (00 1 716-681 3186, fax 00 1 716-681 4540). Rare books on early radio. Catalogues issued. Email: wireless@pce.net
  • M.A. STROH (bookseller), Riverside House, Leaside Road, London E5 9LU, England. Phone/fax 0208 806 3690. mobile: 0797 4413039.
    Email: patent@stroh.demon.co.uk
    Web sites: www.abebooks.com/home/TANVIS
    www.webspawner.com/users/Buttonbook
    Original patent documents on all manner of scientific subjects.

Other radio and tv tie-ins

  • A&R BOOKSEARCH, High Close, Winnick Cross, Lanreath, Looe, Cornwall, PL13 2PF (01503-220246, 01503-220965). Huge 160-page catalogue of books including radio and TV programmes and nostalgia.
  • DALKEITH AUCTIONS, Box 4, Bournemouth, BH1 1YL (01202-292905). Specialising in Stamps and Postal History, Picture Postcards, Cigarette and Phone Cards, Cameras and Photography items, Coins and Banknotes, Military, Naval and Aviation items, Pop, Stage and Screen memorabilia, Autographs, Things to do with Sport and Transport, Old Toys, Ephemera, Documents and Prints, Books, and the weirdest kind of Collector's Items.
  • METRO GOLDEN MEMORIES. 5425 W. Addison, Chicago, IL 60641, USA (00 1 312 736 4133). Shop devoted to old films, radio and TV shows, tapes, books, photos and so on. Mail order.
  • SOUNDS ORIGINAL, 266 Northfield Avenue, Ealing, London, W5 (020-8840 5621). Opposite Northfields underground station. Selection of theme tune records, old annuals.

Reliable episode guides and archive listings of British TV Drama, Entertainment and Children's Programmes

  • KALEIDOSCOPE produces a series of very detailed books, which are thicker than the average telephone directory! For further information send SAE to Kaleidoscope Publishing, 47 Ashton Road, Ashton Gate, Bristol, BS3 2EQ (0117-983 0934) or e-mail: richarddown@cableinet.co.uk

A catalogue of pre-war programmes has been compiled by the late Denis Gifford and was due for publication by Flicks Books at the end of 1998 (text reportedly completed but publication delayed).


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