The Classics Bookshop

Welcome to The Classics Bookshop

We specialise in second hand and antiquarian Latin and Greek Classics. Our stock of classics books includes Latin and Greek language, literature, philosophy, philology, history, archaeology and art. We also have some books on papyrology and epigraphy.

We are now solely an internet and mail order business, though telephone or email enquiries are always welcome, and we will do our best to help.

From time to time we purchase libraries and collections of Classics books. Please refer to the notes on Purchases in our Latest News section before contacting us with requests to buy books.


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Featured Classics Books:


Edited by Roger S. Bagnall and others • 13 volume major reference work in A-Z format, with entries ranging from 250-5,000 words • Provides clear, concise, definitions and explanations of the key people, places and events • Spans the late Bronze Age through to the seventh century AD  • Covers the entire Mediterranean world including the Near East and Egypt • Internationally diverse editorial board and contributors • Extensively illustrated with hundreds of photographs, figures, and maps. 7,768 pages. Publisher’s price £1,703. Condition as new.  - £1,100.00


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If you cannot find what you are looking for please ask ! There are thousands of books still in reserve because ongoing acquisitions make it impossible to keep the book lists completely up-to-date.



Payment may be made by cheque, cash or postal order, Visa and MasterCard or Paypal (using To pay by credit/debit card, please call The Classics Bookshop on one of the numbers given below.

If paying within the UK, direct bank transfer may also be made to our National Westminster Bank account, details of which will be forwarded on request.

If you are buying from overseas and would like to make a bank transfer we will send you our IBAN / SWIFT payment code on request, although be warned that the costs of these transactions are onerous on both seller and buyer.



If you cannot find a title you are looking for in the "Loebs and Texts" section of the website catalogue, please send us an e-mail and we'll perform a search. We have extensive stocks of (particularly) Loeb but also some OCT editions in stock which are not yet catalogued.



Personal callers are welcome to visit the Bookstore by prior arrangement, but we will not be able to open to visitors until March this year on account of the move.