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Introduction G. A. Michael Sims (Books), aka A Book for all Reasons and ABfaR. We sell second-hand, out-of-print and collectable books. Our stock falls into four main categories:

I'm delighted to say that we are now back online as most shipping worldwise seems to have been resumed. Just a word of warning about parcels to the USA however. During th lockdown Royal Mail introduced a new mail zone for the USA with much higher shipping rates then before so that the cost of a standard airmail parcel weighing one kilogram is now £21.18, Be prepared!



Naval and military history especially the Royal Naval Patrol Service of WW2

Specific authors from the golden age of modern fiction (1900-1960) notably Dornford Yates

Miscellaneous non-fiction from Architecture to Travel with a good section on East Anglian (Suffolk and Norfolk) local history and topography

Fiction in a variety of genres from crime to sci-fi

You can search our stock or browse the categories. The latter will give you more of a 'real' bookshop experience but the former will give a quick result if you know exactly what you are looking for.

Don't worry about search results or viewing catalogues listing books under an AntiQbook banner. We use AntiQbook to provide the search and database facility for you.

The ABfaR Blog

A recent contribution on the ABfaR blog is an update for the 75th anniversary in February this year of the raid which led to the installation of an 'immediate danger' air raid warning in 1942, a warning which sounded like the call of a cuckoo. Prior to that was a brief piece about Georgette Heyer's An Infamous Army with illustrations of the maps from the 1st edition for those reading later editions without them.



Lowestoft Ephemera

I maintain another site called Old Lowestoft. It is a collection point for various ephemeral items of local historical interest. Buried within that site is Letters from Lowestoft, a collection of letters of local Lowestoft war news written during WW2.

For information about the 1916 German bombardment of Lowestoft during WW1 you can find the full text of my family's account of the bombardment on the 'Old Lowestoft' site.

Latest stock additions

Sad to say I haven't added any new stock since November 2014 when my oldest relative went into hospital. It was found when he was ready to be discharged that he was no longer capable of looking after himself and he has gone into residential care.

This has necessitated the disposal of his home but before that can be achieved the contents have to be sorted and carefully examined, especialIy as there are several paper securities that have not been traced.

I have managed to add a couple of posts to my blog but little else. I have continued buying interesting stock when it has been offered including a couple of Georgette Heyer collections and I hope to find the time to catalogue it later this year.

In the meantime please watch this space!


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