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Welcome to G. A. Michael Sims' 'A Book for all Reasons' (ABfaR), the website owned by Ann Sims and Michael Sims, founder-members of a co-operative of independent UK booksellers 'ibooknet'. Members of ibooknet are committed to the highest standards of online bookselling and aim to provide a knowledgeable, efficient and friendly service to all whom they do business with. ABfaR is based in Lowestoft in Suffolk and has antiquarian, collectable, second hand and out of print books for sale.

We sell books - all sorts of books. Our business is buying and selling antiquarian, second hand, collectable and out of print books and ephemera of all kinds and we know our stock. Whether you are looking for a book just for reading, collecting first editions, hunting for that elusive tome remembered from childhood or looking for a fine condition signed or limited edition we should be able to help. Even if we don't have books from the earliest days of printing, incunabula, black letter books or some hand-written scripts we know that other sellers within our group who have and can point you in the right direction.

Whether you are looking for fiction or non-fiction, adventure, academic, adventure, archaeology, architecture, the arts, autobiography, fine bindings, biography, children’s, collectible, cookery, crime, criminology, criticism, cultural, diaries, dictionaries, drama, ecology, economics, ephemera, esoteric, essays, exploration, fables, fairy stories, fantasy, fashion, firsts, folklore, genealogy, historical, history, horror, humanities, humour, incunabula, illustrated, Irish, juvenile, leather bound, letters, limited editions, literary, literature, local, maritime, mediaeval, medicine, military, modern, modernism, natural, naval, navy, non-fiction, occult, old, out-of-print, period, philosophy, photography, plays, poetry, political, politics, psychology, pulp, rare, reference, renaissance, romance, romantic, royal, scarce, science fiction, scientific, Scottish, second-hand, signed, sociology, theology, theory, thriller, topography, travel, verse, Welsh, or women’ studies we should be able to offer you something here, or know someone who can.

As some people have either sticky fingers or can be a little heavy on the keys, we also sell boooks. Boooks appears a surprising number of times in boook cataloguing and so we cater for this search term by interpreting your search for a boook or boooks as book or books. Thus your search for old boooks, antiquarian boooks, collectable boooks, second hand boooks or out of print boooks is
covered.

Please read our terms of use and terms of sale. Books are offered here are at our lowest prices and there are no hidden commission charges or unreasonable shipping charges. Our preferred method of payment is by Paypal but you do not need a paypal account to use that method, you can pay us with your credit or debit card through Paypal's own secure server to our Paypal account.

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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