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About Us

Bryars & Bryars is (are?) an independent dealer of antiquarian maps, books and prints. Our maps cover all areas of the world, and range from the golden age of exploration to a time when a man about town could buy a London Gay to Z for 25p. Likewise our books cover all subjects and formats, from classics of the handpress period to modern literature.

We’re very good at what we do, and we think you’re going to like it here. Have a look around…

Tim (the brains of the outfit) opened a shop in Cecil Court in 2004 after working in the rare book and map trade since leaving university. He has gone on to become co-organiser of the London Map Fair (the largest specialist fair of its kind in the world); a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society; and co-author of a best-selling book about 20th century maps and mapping. Pinda (also the brains, but of a different order) joined the business in 2012 and does… all the other stuff. Do you like this website? That was me. We are active members of the British Antique Dealers’ Association and Tim is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (Pinda recently resigned her ABA membership in support of Nick McBurney: click here for the hot gossip.).