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About Our Store


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Goldring Books is an internet only bookstore with specialist interests in French Literature, French Memoirs and French Revolution all in translation, Victorian and English authors pre - 1960, Biographies, Travel, Religion, Paranormal, Psychic, Occult and Self Help.
We also carry a regular stock of Crime Fiction, Murder Mystery, Juvenilia, Poetry, History, Modern Fiction, Foreign authors in translation, Business and Management and many other categories including Very Scarce items and Signed First Editions.

We are constantly acquiring and listing new stock, therefore if you do not see what you want please check back later or e-mail any specific 'wants' or the genre that you are interested in and we can keep you advised.

We are very pleased to have shipped to satisfied customers in over 50 countries across the globe.

Our Aims

We strive to provide accurately described books, both for condition grading and content, sent out promptly in sturdy packaging to withstand shipping to all parts of the world. We believe that packaging is very important and take great care to ensure that the book arrives just as it left us.

We believe it is important to make the effort to honestly describe our books by way of our own content description, a synopsis if fiction or sufficient detail to enable the prospective buyer to learn more. We do not believe in simply listing the title and author and minimum bibliographic details.

We also believe that it is important to provide "something for everyone" and endeavour to stock as wide a range of General books as possible at all prices.

Our Promise and Ethics

We only want "satisfied customers" and welcome all comments.

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase then please E-mail with the reason within two weeks of receipt of book and you will be sent instructions for returning your purchase and obtaining a refund.

We strictly adhere to a high standard of ethical bookselling conduct.

Personal Service

As a small independent seller we are able to offer a more personal service.

We can assist customers who wish to know more about a specific author, similar authors or genre and indeed have introduced authors and works to customers who have not read these before. We have also assisted customers with research into a particular subject.

Gift Service - If your purchase is a gift we will be only too pleased to enclose a handwritten or decorative typed message on a gift card or sheet of decorative paper for you (or your own if you prefer) and to send the book to the recipient direct. Please advise if you wish to avail yourself of this Free service. If you wish a purchase to be specially gift wrapped then please advise your requirements and we will do this at nominal cost but often free for higher priced items.

If you have such a request or any other special requirements then please E-mail or telephone us.

Commendations from Buyers

We have had many satified customers who have expressed this in writing. Some recent examples :-

"The book arrived today and I'm most pleased with it"
"Thank you for your excellent service. It was indeed a pleasure."
"Received my order today. Very pleased. Thank you for such wonderful service."
"Book arrived yesterday, very pleased. A pleasure to do business with a prompt and reliable bookseller, unlike some...."
"Book received today, very quick service - thank you."
"books arrived safely today, many thanks for your prompt service, I am very pleased with my acquisition and hope to do business with you again."
"Thank you for upgrading my order to airmail and also thanks for pointing me to your well organized web site, which I will certainly be sure to shop on a regular basis"
"Received my book this morning, excellent service - just what I wanted for Mums’ special birthday present, impeccable packaging, exceeded all expectations thank you! Hope to deal with you again"
"Thank you so much for being so prompt and for upgrading the shipping for me. That is just great! This book is a Christmas gift for my Dad, so I really appreciate it, and I know he will, too"
"The order arrived today in excellent condition. Thank you very much, the packing was very well done indeed"
"She is so pleased with the book and with your service and she said it was beautifully packed. She is thrilled to have a copy again and one in such good condition"
"Many thanks for the excellent, prompt service. I have bought numerous books on the internet, but I have never received a book so quickly. I hope to buy from you again"
"Many thanks for sending me my book so promptly. I received my book just 3 days after ordering & was very impressed by the tremendously great care that had been taken in it's packing. Proof that you are a genuine lover of books and not just a seller. I wonder if books leave your tender care in better condition than when you received them, even if you do not actually restore them ...!!! Once again my sincere thanks for your impeccable service. I hope to find a little treasure from you again in the near future"
"The book is in very good condition and I look forward to receiving the other one. I have bookmarked your site for future reference and have also let friends know of your business"
"We are very impressed with the rapid service"
"Thank you for your prompt service. Book has arrived in nice condition and well packed. Look forward to dealing with you again"
"I just wanted to commend you on the excellent synopsis of the book. Without it I would not have been alerted to its Bahamian other library in the Bahamas holds it nor is it listed in any of the conventional bibliographies. Thanks for sending the book airmail. I really look forward to receiving it. Thanks again."
"It is very kind of you to refund me 3.50 pounds, it is always a pleasure to deal with someone who is fair and honest."
"I received the book in good condition. I appreciate your care in packing the volume and your generosity in sending it via airmail. Many thanks. "
"The book arrived today. What service, fast delivery and what a packing job you guys did, very nicely done… The book is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for the great service"
"Received book yesterday. Very pleased with it."
"Thank you for such ultra-fast service! I only came across the book late yesterday afternoon, and it arrived at 9 this morning, beautifully wrapped and just as described. Brilliant!"
"The book was in lovely condition and accurately described. I would be delighted to shop with you again."
"The book arrived today, So well packaged and far better than I had expected."
"Thank you for splendid care in packing and for use of airmail. Book in slightly better condition than expected and I am delighted to have it. Altogether a very happy purchase."
"the book arrived safely this morning and thank you for the speedy delivery and the very careful packing."
"Excellent service and packaging. They perfectly match my existing volumes and make an impressive addition to the shelves."   

"Thank you so much for the obvious care you took in packaging it. It arrived in great shape." 


Sometimes you will want further information or advice on a prospective purchase. Is the condition suitable for a gift? Can I have further details of the faults described? We pride ourselves in giving honest and accurate advice and a no quibble guarantee that what is described is 100% accurate or we will fully refund.

If you have any questions whatsoever we will always answer these promptly by Email or telephone.

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