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Arthur Probsthain is a independent family run bookshop and gallery with a history of over a hundred years.Covering the areas of Asia, Africa, and The Middle East.

Established in 1903 Arthur Probsthain has a history of over a hundred years.


For many years our reputation was for a vast library of books from all over the world piled high from the floor to the ceiling, from corner to corner.


Now we have a more modern look with less books but a more easy to browse collection of books, music, film and gifts. We also have a gallery which has a changing display of Oriental and Afrian art.

We stock a mixture of old and new books. At our main branch we focus on art, (painting, architecture, ceramics, etc) music, film, religion, languages, literature and culture from the Oriental and African world. We also have a collection of interesting out of print books which you will not find elsewhere.


We send books all over the world from the UK to Europe and the Rest of the World. Worldwide delivery within 10 days.

Please click here to read more about the 

history of Arthur Probsthain Bookseller

We still have a collection of thousands of out of print and second hand collectable books which can be viewed online.


This is a unique collection with many books you won't find anywhere else in the world.

At our SOAS shop, which is only 10 mins walk away we specialise in newly published and key text books on politics, history, economics, business and development studies. Specialising in countries : China, Japan, South-east Asia, The Middle East, Africa, India and South Asia.


If you want to get the lastest books on international current affairs and politics or more of a background understanding of these subjects then this is the place to come

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