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Quinto was established in the mid-1980s on 48a Charing Cross Road in London when it took over from E. Joseph, one of the first booksellers in the street. Quinto soon became famous for the massive queues outside when they had their monthly ‘changeovers’.

In 2008 Quinto merged with antiquarian booksellers Francis Edwards, a London business since 1855, and for many more years continued from their new premises a few doors down the road on 72 Charing Cross Road.

After several decades at the forefront of second hand bookselling the shop closed down in March 2020.

Quinto only sells on the internet for the time being, drawing on decades of experience at the heart of the London book trade.

At the moment a sample of our books can be found on

We look forward to continuing a long tradition of selling quality second hand and collectable books!


Walter Kraut