Antarctic Arctic Antiquarian Book Specialists

  • Want an Arctic Book or Antarctic Book? You are in the right place.

    We have rare antiquarian and secondhand books, scientific papers, reports, photographs, maps and ephemera on Antarctica, the Arctic, the Polar regions as well as on exploration, mountaineering and whaling. Interested in Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen, Nansen, Peary, Byrd, Franklin, Cook, Wilson, Oates, Borchgrevink, Charcot, Filchner, McClure, Greely, Parry or Ross, Greenland and Iceland, Eskimos, Inuit and Indians of America? Books and scientific reports available on the wildlife, geology, geography, meteorology, penguins, seals, walrus, whaling, polar bear and other fauna and flora.

    If you are looking for scarce book you could find it here. We have antique and later books on other subjects and will try and will put these on the website as soon as we can. If you cannot find a particular book send us an email, we will see if we have one or try and source one for you.

    Polar Books based in North Wales, UK is owned by Neil Marsden and Maggie Russell.

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    Our aim is to provide a personal service. Please ask for any advice, help or information you need. We will reply by email as quickly as possible.

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    We are also interested in buying books.

    Busy busy updating this site, adding new books all the time. Let us know what you think via the contact us page.