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From Cicero to Christie, Rooke Books (trading name of Thompson Acquisitions Ltd) offer people the chance to own a piece of history from their impressive collection of rare antiquarian literature that includes first editions and hard-to-find versions that date back hundreds of years. Using the funds raised over the course of this campaign they aim to purchase more stock and refurbish their premises in the historical city of Bath.

Scarce and decorative antiquarian books and first editions on all subjects.

We specialise in providing rare copies and first editions of books for every interest and specialism, with some dating back 500 years. Our collection contains over 20,000 books and our team consists of 3 full time members of staff, each with their own unique speciality and able to provide a keen insight into the work available to those eager to own a piece of history. Their knowledge more than accommodates for our huge range of books in categories which include: non-fiction, cookery and medicine; as well as first/early editions of classics such as Paradise Lost, Sense & Sensibility, and Moll Flanders.

The team at Rooke Books understand the effect that literature can have on people's lives, and taking advantage of the history that comes with the city where we reside, feel it is important that we are able to spread this positive impact to our local community. That is why we are always keen to stay interactive and introduce a Book of the Week for our customer, while also attending events such as the Bath Book Fair where we showcase several of our beautiful works for visitors.

The demand to own part of our collection is growing with each year, so we are always taking the opportunity to add to it by purchasing further stock. We have been providing historic literature for over a decade, but The Eastern Dispensary where are based has stood for over 150 years, and requires some work done to keep it in the best condition; we plan on using the funds to refurbish our premises as well as add to our collection.


Business keeps the raised amount even if target is not met.
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£ 53k
£ 53k
Estimated close date
Funded 7 months ago in 13 days

Where will the funds go?

Stock and refurbishment

Key people

Mark Thompson

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"Scarce and decorative antiquarian books and first editions on all subjects."

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