Stephen Foster at FOSTER BOOKS



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We are currently open Thursday to Saturday 11 - 5

with limited numbers in the shop

Please contact us in advance if you have books to sell


In an effort to provide you with some certainty about receiving your books quickly, we are subsidising UPS deliveries for Domestic orders. Please select our 'UPS - UK Expedited'  service if you'd like to use this. These will arrive in 1 or 2 working days.  If you require a tracked service, please also select the UPS option (we can send 1st class signed if you prefer).


Our Standard UK deliveries are Royal Mail's scanned service.  Local conditions vary wildly so please be patient with us as we are keen to continue to offer a free delivery option.


Free Tracked Shipping as Standard in the UK


Free Local Deliveries to W4, W6, & W12!


Welcome to the online home of Foster Books. Search or browse our stock of hard to find, out of print, used, and rare books. If you can't find what you like, please fill out our off-line search form and we will check uncatalogued shop stock for you. Housed in an c18th bow windowed building, the oldest shop on Chiswick High Road, we've been trading here for 50 years.  When the current Covid-19 outbreak had passed, we are certainly worth a visit if you are in the area, but for now, have a browse of the website, and let us know if these is anything in particular you are looking for.


"So often, a visit to a bookshop has cheered me, and reminded me that there are good things in the world."  Vincent van Gogh