OldeLaneBooks

A World without Books is no World at all, Come on In!!

Brampton, England 78 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (22)

OldeLaneBooks

A World without Books is no World at all, Come on In!!

Brampton, England | 78 Sales

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Mark Britton

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Mark Britton

Announcement    Please click read more so I can say "Hello"
Thank you for spending some time on our Etsy page for Olde Lane Books;
We are a small family run digital bookstore in the North of England (UK) and are passionate about all things books. Whether buying, selling or purely just reading, books are most certainly a huge part of our lives, and it was because of this we felt we should share this passion.
In the very early part of 2017 we took the plunge into the digital world of book selling. To be honest it’s hard work trying to keep up with stock coming in and trying to upload to our two website platforms; ebay.co.uk/usr/oldelanebooks and here at Etsy but I wouldn’t change a thing, it truly is rewarding in so many ways.
Part of the excitement of selling books is passing on these gems to other people (you) who wish to purchase, care and guard them for future readers. So, here at Etsy, we have an ever-growing stock of varying different titles, subjects, age and bindings, and sincerely hope you find what you are looking for. If not, please try our ebay shop or drop us a message, we’ll try our very best to help you out.
Thanks for reading,
Mark Britton.

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Last updated on 14 Feb, 2020

Please click read more so I can say "Hello"
Thank you for spending some time on our Etsy page for Olde Lane Books;
We are a small family run digital bookstore in the North of England (UK) and are passionate about all things books. Whether buying, selling or purely just reading, books are most certainly a huge part of our lives, and it was because of this we felt we should share this passion.
In the very early part of 2017 we took the plunge into the digital world of book selling. To be honest it’s hard work trying to keep up with stock coming in and trying to upload to our two website platforms; ebay.co.uk/usr/oldelanebooks and here at Etsy but I wouldn’t change a thing, it truly is rewarding in so many ways.
Part of the excitement of selling books is passing on these gems to other people (you) who wish to purchase, care and guard them for future readers. So, here at Etsy, we have an ever-growing stock of varying different titles, subjects, age and bindings, and sincerely hope you find what you are looking for. If not, please try our ebay shop or drop us a message, we’ll try our very best to help you out.
Thanks for reading,
Mark Britton.

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About OldeLaneBooks

Sales 78
On Etsy since 2017

Click, Choose, Buy, Read - Olde Lane Books, The start of your reading Journey.

Mark Britton lives in the north of remote Cumbria, in the wild border lands close to the Scottish border. He has always had a passion for old books, whether it’s owning them or borrowing them. “It doesn’t matter whether I’m browsing through a shop’s collection or sitting in a museum or stately home: I love to sit and gaze, breathe deeply and smell their presence.”

For Mark there's something special about owning a book that has travelled through many hands, especially a book which has been well-loved. It speaks to you of a rich history, with perhaps sticker plates and inscriptions telling you something of its previous owners: he says you can tell from a book’s scent whether it has been kept in a library or next to a coal fire. These are books which have that slightly dusty smell of old paper, board and ink and a sense of needing to be delicately handled as befits a precious object. The materials of each book possess a quality not often woven into modern books: leather bindings; gold leaf detailing; woodcut drawings – a feeling of this volume being able to tell you a story so much richer than mere words on a page.

Mark started purchasing books through on-line auction websites, where people were selling books which they perhaps considered junk but which to him were undiscovered treasures. As his collection and knowledge grew, he wanted to share this passion with others. The Olde Lane Books website has therefore been developed from that passion, with love – for past and future custodians of these glorious gems.

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  • Mark Britton

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    Mark Britton lives in the North of England with his wife Laura and two children Jacob and Joshua. Apart from surrounding himself with books Mark enjoys motorcycling, kayaking, running, walking and when time allows writes poetry.

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    This is the company who prints my self published book to order.

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