We're thrilled to announce the opening of our first shop, in the heart of Wareham, at 12A West Street.
Antiquates Ltd., established in 2007 by owner Tom Lintern-Mole, has previously operated online and at local, regional, and national book fairs. Both Tom and his long-time friend and colleague Paris Austin Wells have worked in the Dorset book trade for over a decade and are excited by their future
‘Wareham has long needed a bookshop befitting its character; this Grade II* listed Georgian building has a history as a bookshop and I’m pleased that Antiquates has made it so again. Bookshops are becoming rarer than some of the books in them, especially in Dorset. This is the first local antiquarian bookshop that I can recall opening its doors in recent years rather than closing them, and we’re thrilled to be reversing this trend.'- Tom Lintern-Mole
‘Books have value as historic artefacts as well as for their contents, and as easy as it is to buy, sell, send, and receive books over the internet, to appreciate them fully sometimes you need to be able to touch, see, and even smell them. Those you will see on our shelves cover a variety of subjects suited to all tastes, whether your own or your friends - and as such can make great gifts for any occasion or that hard to buy for special someone.’- Paris Austin Wells
We are happy to offer advice on book collecting and library development, and are pleased to provide a specialised valuation service. We are keen buyers - if you have any old or interesting books, manuscripts or archives that you are looking to sell then please do come along and see us.
We open on Wednesday 17th August. For more details please contact Tom on 01929 556 656.
Shop opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm
12a West Street, Wareham, Dorset BH20 4JX
01929 556 656