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HISTORY

History

BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT

George Bayntun's final years were crowned by the frequent patronage of Queen Mary, who spent the war years at Badminton, near Bath. In 1950, she granted the firm the Royal appointment.
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OUR SHOP

Our Shop

MANVERS STREET, BATH

Welcome to George Bayntun, one of the world’s most famous bookshops and home to the Bayntun-Riviere bindery, which dates back to 1829. The bookshop specialises in fine bindings, both old and new, first and illustrated editions, with an emphasis on English literature, and familiar and unusual books, all in the best possible condition. In the bindery eleven craftsmen and women bind and restore books for stock and for customers all over the world.



NEWS

20.10.14

Portrait of a Lady? Ruin and Reputation in the Georgian Era

We are pleased to be supporting a new exhibition of mezzotint portraits and ephemera at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath. "PORT...

10.10.14

Weird and Wonderful Bookshops Worldwide

We were featured on the Guardian website in a list of 'Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide', compiled by Jen Campbel...

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