Rare books in British Yorkshire

Frost Books and Artifacts Limited (FBA) is a small company set up to celebrate the 200-year-old Frost printing tradition. Housed in J. O. Frost's refurbished premises in Bar Street, Scarborough, FBA is a working co-operative selling over 3,500 third party owned original rare books dating back to the 16th century. These volumes are supplemented by select prints, reproductions, and modern copies. In addition, we sell a wide selection of fascinating historical artifacts from around the world. The physical premises are tiny, so attendance is preferable by appointment. That said, there is a member's reading lounge, and a five-pound discount is offered off each item purchased directly in the shop.

Britain is famous for the number and quality of rare book stores. We are delighted to represent Scarborough and offer a large range of interesting and rare books. Some of these books have very fine bindings and are works of art in themselves. They cover all subjects from science to religion and include a great selection of novels from famous authors as diverse as Charles Dickens, Enid Blyton and Jane Austen.


We are always interested in purchasing collections of good quality rare and antique books in any quantity and are happy to travel the UK for this purpose.

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