If travelling any distance, especially to show us books, then it is vital to phone first, in case we are away that day. Somebody is always on duty while we are away from the shop, but they don’t value or buy books. That is Diana’s job. We sympathise with people confused about the values of their books, especially after trawling through the net, but we just do not have the manpower to field vague enquiries, or help those ‘just wanting some information’ so they can try to sell on eBay. Therefore, we deliberately omit out email address because if you are serious, you’ll phone.
If you want to bring books to sell, it is vital to call ahead.
PARKING AT THE SIDE OR THE REAR OF THE BOOKSHOP
Way's Rare and Second-hand Bookshop
are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association, the senior association governing the book trade. There must be thousands of ‘traders’ in books, especially in cyberspace, but only a few hundred members of the A.B.A. within the British Isles, elected for their integrity, professionalism & knowledge. If confronted with something outside the shop’s expertise, we’ll admit defeat, but will know a specialist to consult, or the route to take. to achieve the best results.
HENLEY ON THAMES is a pretty market town & justifies a good day out or a short stay - plenty of independent shops, places to eat, a walk along the towpath, a market in the Town square each Thursday with a Farmer’s Market once a month, & a magnificent museum charting the River Thames, the town, the International history of rowing & the excellent permanent display of works by John Piper. The countryside around is just beautiful for gentle walks of serious hikes. You can arrive by car, on the train, by steamer in summer, or by bus. The bookshop has some parking, but there is a long-stay car park by the railway station & daytime moorings outside The Angel Pub if coming by boat.