PETER HARRINGTON, Rare Books Appoints Silks PR & Marketing


23rd March 2015

Peter Harrington, the UK’s largest rare book seller and one of the leading rare book sellers in the world, have appointed Silks PR & Marketing to manage their PR and advise them on their marketing.

Peter Harrington was established in 1969 and specialises in selling and buying the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings and library sets. In the 1970’s Peter Harrington expanded and started a successful map and print business and in 2000 they established The Chelsea Bindery which employs some of the finest binders in the world who make fine bindings, preservation boxes and restore books.


Peter Harrington have two impressive shops in London and books can also be purchased online at their fascinating website They have an enormous stock of fine books dating from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries in a broad range of subjects including children’s, modern and classical literature, science, natural history, economics, politics, philosophy, history, photography, art, sports, travel and exploration. Their four-storey double-fronted shop at 100 Fulham Road, Chelsea, has more than 20,000 volumes and 6,000 prints and old maps whilst their recently opened NEW shop in Dover Street, Mayfair, has over 7,000 books arranged over two floors. The shops are open daily from Monday to Saturday and visitors who want to buy or sell books or just browse are warmly welcomed. Peter Harrington also exhibit regularly at book and antique fairs throughout the world.


Peter Harrington offer an ‘unconditional guarantee’ for each item they sell on its authenticity and completeness, as described in their literature. Throughout the year Peter Harrington produce a series of beautiful catalogues which contain the details of some of their most interesting books. These catalogues can be downloaded from their website or purchased in their shops and are works of art in their own right. They have also recently added over 50 NEW short videos to their website where their staff show and discuss the unique features of some of the most important books they own.



The company is now run by Pom Harrington (Peter’s son) who this year celebrates 21 years in the business. He has surrounded himself by over a dozen very experienced booksellers, many of whom are internationally known and all are as passionate about books as he is.

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