Books for sale ~ how to order

Our stock list is available here as pdf files which can be viewed onscreen or downloaded on to your computer to be read later. The list is updated periodically as our stock and wanted lists change. If you have any problems accessing the pdfs please contact us and we can send them in another format. Check out the 'News & Offers' page for an update on any events that we may be attending or any special offers/reductions that we may offer from time to time. 

The list is divided into sections and books are listed with details of the author, title, year of publication/edition and a brief assessment of their condition. All books are in a nice condition, largely reflected by their age, and many recent titles are 'as new'. Generally previous owner’s signatures/addresses, gift inscriptions, bookplates and price clipped dust jackets are not noted. Details of the books contents are not listed, so if you would like more information about this, or if you have any other questions about any books of interest, please contact us. 


Are you looking for a particular title? 

With a regular turnover of stock, we are happy to look out for that elusive title that you are searching for and we can carry out book searches. Wants lists are welcomed and if a book is found it will be offered with a price, including postage, but with no obligation to buy. 

Books wanted ~ do you have books to sell?

We are always looking to buy in stock covering all aspects of natural history and can offer a cash price or a part-exchange value. We would be pleased to receive a list of any books you have to sell either with your asking price or we can make an offer. Books should be in a very good/fine condition with dust wrappers where issued. For larger collections we can usually travel to view / collect - for smaller collections we make an allowance for delivery.


We are pleased to offer a catalogue issued by Steve Holliday: 

This is NOT Calluna Books stock please use this EXTERNAL LINK to contact Steve directly if you want to enquire about/purchase any items from his catalogue. 

   CATALOGUE No.110 - Aug/Oct 2022 - CLICK HERE

How to Order / Payment Options:

1: Contact us to check that the book(s) are still available - by email, telephone or post. We will reply with a price (including delivery) or will advise you if they have been sold. 

  • If you live in the UK please let us have your post code so that we can check the correct postage rates [courier charges are higher for services to Channel Islands / Northern Ireland / Scottish Highlands & Islands].
  • When making an enquiry from outside of the UK, let us know where the parcel needs to be sent (country, city/town, postal code) so that we can provide a quote for the options available - we are happy to post books overseas, but please bear in mind that delivery costs are expensive!

2: Once we have replied to you, please confirm that you would like to place the order and we will send you an invoice. 

3: The book(s) will be reserved for seven days to await your payment... they will be dispatched once your payment has cleared. 

We accept payment by the following methods (the details will be on the invoice sent to you): 

1: Bank transfer (BACS - preferred method). 

2: UK£ cheque, postal order or bank draft (made payable to Calluna Books). 

3: Paypal. 

4: Credit/debit card over the phone. 

Delivery costs:

The cost of delivery will be added to your invoice. If you are passing through Wareham, Dorset (BH20), books may be collected from us by arrangement. For small parcels up to 2.0kg (size restrictions apply) we use the  Royal Mail's UK Standard 2nd Class Service. For parcels weighing over 2.0kg we use a Courier Service through our account with (usually sent, depending on the weight, by Hermes or Parcelforce but other couriers may be used). 

Standard delivery rates to UK addresses:  

1: Large Letter, up to 750g (Royal Mail)... £2.80 (max) 

2: Small Parcel, under 2.0kg (Royal Mail)... £3.50 

3: Large Parcel, up to 20kg (Courier - depending upon size/weight)... £7.50 - £12.50 

4: Large Parcel, over 20kg (Courier - exceptionally large or heavy)... to be advised 

Delivery rates to all overseas (non-UK) addresses:  

Delivery costs will be advised on an individual order basis. 

Delivery by courier services:

1: A telephone number is required to enable us to book the courier. 

2: Once booked we will advise you when the parcel will be picked up from us and the expected delivery date. Standard deliveries usually take around 3-5 working days (after pick up) to arrive. Next day deliveries (after pick up) are possible at an additional cost. 

3: Deliveries can be made at any time during the day and you may be required to sign for the parcel (if you miss the delivery, the parcel may be left in a porch, a secure location, with a neighbour or you may have to arrange another delivery time with the courier). 

4: All courier deliveries carry a tracking number - you can contact us if you require an update.

Please note: 

  • All books remain the property of Calluna Books until payment is received in full. 
  • Any books not as described may be returned to us within 14-days for a full refund (but please contact us first before returning them). 
  • Once a parcel is in the hands of the Royal Mail or a courier, any advised delivery times are for guidance only - Calluna Books have no control on exactly when they will be delivered.