and welcome to Ely's best secondhand and antiquarian book shop, Octagon Books.

John and Jacqueline Williams established Octagon Books in 1982, a new outlet in Ely for selling secondhand and antiquarian books.

They ran Ely bookfair for a couple of years and opened a bookshop in Newnham Street. The shop was sold when they made plans to move to Yorkshire, but these plans did not materialise.

They became members of the P.B.F.A. (Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association) and managed on it's behalf the bi-annual Bury St Edmunds bookfair and started and managed the Natural History and Gardening bookfair held in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. As members of the P.B.F.A they attend many of it's bookfairs throughout the country.

In 1999 they were offered the facilities of a bookroom in Cloisters Antiques shop, opposite the Lamb Hotel in Lynn Road.

Local residents and tourists are now able to find out of print books of local interest, also books on the Fens and surrounding areas of East Anglia. See other book catagories to the left.

Opening Hours
Monday - Saturday 10am - 4.30pm
Sunday 12.30pm - 4.30pm
Closed all day Tuesday
Address::  1a Lynn Road, Ely, Cambs
Telephone:  01353 610244
Mobile: 07713 682622
Email:  Octagonbooks@aol.com  

 Various items on show at our premises in Lynn Road, Ely
  Where are we?

We are located very close to The Lamb Hotel, in Lynn Road, Ely, Cambs.


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