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C L Hawley Books - About Us

Academic * Children’s * Yorkshire * Lancashire


Our Stock

Our main stock is used books on literary criticism, literary biography, plus cultural and literary theory, and out-of-print literary texts. Our literary areas include English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish literature and some dual language such as Gaelic/English. We have a range of texts and criticism on African and Australian literature as well as North America and the Caribbean. Our books cover all eras from the medieval sagas to living writers. We stock a small number of dual language texts and literary translations. We also have a range of books in English on European literature, and a small number of texts in Russian and French. We stock Classical literature in the Greek and Latin, as well as in translation.
We stock a good range of books in the areas of history, philosophy, politics, psychology, theology, biblical languages, dictionaries, linguistics.  We have small range of art and architecture books.
We stock used children’s fiction & poetry. We stock a fast growing  range of literary criticism and literary biography on children’s authors.
We also stock collectable local history books mainly on Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Our Services

We sell online or at fairs but do not have public premises. Books can be bought via where there are secure ordering facilities. We can also take orders by phone 7 days a week on 01756-792380. Books are posted promptly, usually the following day, and tough professional book boxes are used. We can hold wants lists and let customers know when titles are in stock, and we perform book searches.  We are always looking to buy books in our subject specialisms, and can buy by post or travel to larger collections.

About Us

We are a family business. Catherine, who has a degree in English literature from the University of Sheffield and an MA on the Eighteenth Century novel, began the business in 2000. Robert has a degree in history also from the University of Sheffield, and an MA in Creative Writing from MMU. We are members of trade organisations the PBFA and the Federation of Small Businesses.

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