Welcome to Peakirk Books

 Telephone us on (01328) 829944


We have decided to continue trying to encourage our customers to use our own site for purchases, and so the offer of 10% discount for anyone who decides to buy their book/s  here, rather than buying it from one of the agencies that stocks our books such as ABE or amazon, stays throughout 2018. To do this just use the code PBST2 when you make your purchase. (You may only use 1 voucher offer per purchase, so please do not try and use this along with another code).


We are old fashioned book sellers who used to run a physical second hand book shop, which is pictured above on our home page. However we now trade from our private premises by Internet & Mail Order, plus we exhibit at many PBFA Book Fairs all around the UK throughout the year:


* FOR BOOK FAIRS WE ARE ATTENDING THROUGHOUT 2018, please check dates & location by clicking on "Peakirk Book Fairs " in the Navigation list on the left-hand side of this page *



*We ARE happy to discuss the books, their content and/their condition with customers on the telephone (01328 829944) or by e-mail (peakirkbooks@btinternet.com)  because we work full time in the business and we can simply go and get the books off the shelves to answer your queries.

*Customer Service IS important to us

*If these values are important to you please support us !



Books Wanted

We are especially looking for 1st edition Enid Blytons in dustwrappers at present. Also required are early editions of childrens classics,

and good quality illustrated books.

 We are also seeking good quality crime fiction in duswrappers including Agatha Christie, particularly earlier works, and crime fiction pre 1960's, the earlier the better!


 We stock books which include the following authors:

  • BB (Watkins-Pitchford)
  • Winifred Finlay
  • Mabel Esther Allan
  • Enid Blyton
  • Dorita Fairlie Bruce
  • Gladys Mitchell
  • Violet Needham
  • EllestonTrevor
  • Monica Edwards
  • Elsie Oxenham
  • Antonia Forest
  • Lorna Hill
  • Malcolm Saville
  • Welch, Ronald
  • Elinor Brent-Dyer
  • W E Johns
  • Bodley Head Career Stories
  • Pamela Mansbridge
  • John Pudney

However this is not an exhaustive, we also stock many other authors of children's fiction, with a leaning towards girls school stories, boys school stories, pony stories, children's adventure stories and similar.

Good quality illustrated children's book are also available, especially old editions by authors:


  • Arthur Rackham
  • Dulac
  • Kay Nielsen
  • Watkins-Pitchford

Also lovely illustrated fairy items wanted - books & ephemera. General Fiction, Crime Fiction, Sci-Fi, Fantasy Fiction, Transport, History, War & Military, Aircraft, Naval, Trains, Topography, Travel, Brids, Natural History, Country Matters, Sport, Horse's & Horse riding, Angling, Games, Biography, Autobiography, Crafts & Hobbies, Alternative Medicine, Health & Beauty, Art, Architecture, Cookery, Music, Humour, Poetry, Reference, Theatre & TV, True Crime, Supernatural, Maps, Royalty, Antiques, Academic, Psychology, Sociology, Engineering, Politics and many more. However Generally  We are not looking to buy in these areas. 


Telephone us on 01328 829944


Established in 1997 we are a small family run second-hand book business, specialising in 20th century children's books, crime &  detective fiction and with a general stock. Since relocating we no longer have a physical shop, but you can visit our book room by appointment, just phone us on + 44 (0)1328 829



 Heather is also a partner in a small ephemera business. The business is called 'Words Gone By - the Vintage Paper Girls', and they buy and sell all types of ephemera including cards, scraps, booklets,broadsheets, catalogues, magazines, games, railwayana, documents, advertisements - in fact almost any old printed matter you can imagine, except stamps. We Sell at St Andrews Hall in  Norfolk, at the Monthly Antiques Fair.  We also do our best to acquire items for people's collections, so please send us your wants. To contact us about items you wish to buy or sell please phone Words Gone By - 01328 829944 or e-mail Heather at vintagepapergirl@btinternet.com

Links to Other sites we recommend 

Friends of The Chalet School

http://www.reginaldalecmartin.co.uk/ - The Reginald Alec Martin Website - He was the author of many childrens books, using a variety of pseudonyms. Look at this site to discover which ones.

For general enquiries - we are usually here most days keeping normal working hours. However if we are not there, we have a 24 hour answerphone, so just leave a message or send us an e-mail on peakirkbooks@btinternet.com.

Our address is Cherry Tree Lodge. Guist Bottom Road, Stibbard, Fakenham, Norfolk. NR21 0AQ.