Keys is one of the leading Books & Ephemera Auctioneers in the United Kingdom

With a weath of expertise, we sell thousands of antiquarian and collectable books every year

Our Book department is recognised as one of the leading provincial Book auctioneers in the UK, and has a solid reputation for scholarly research and excellent realised prices. As one of the few (and almost certainly the largest) regular specialist book sales in the region, we are well placed to offer all types of Books and Works on Paper to a truly international clientele.

Under the leadership for the past thirty years of Andrew Lyndsay-Bullock, the department has grown to international recognition, offering all sorts of literature from Machiavelli to Harry Potter – as well as specialist works on paper and ephemera such as antiquarian maps, photography, postcards and cigarette cards, autographs and illustrations.

Fully researched and catalogued sales are held bi-Monthly over two days, supplemented by periodic “boxed book” sales throughout the year which offer secondary collections.