Customer Service


We take customer service very seriously, describing and photographing our Secondhand Books and Sheet Music clearly and concisely when we list them online so that customers know what to expect when they order. We use professional packaging materials (recyclable where possible) - bubble wrap, brown paper, brand new padded envelopes, cardboard wrappers - and package every item we ship as securely as possible. All supported by a no-quibble returns policy if the item does not live up to expectations. We are also just a phone call or email away and will do whatever we can to resolve problems should they occur. The result is that we have continued to maintain a 100% customer satisfaction record across all of the online channels that we sell through.


We don't like to blow our own trumpet but, we're very pleased to say, many of our customers are happy to do it for us:


  • 'Second book from this bookseller and same consistent professional service. Book as described. DJ plastic protected (much appreciated). Rapid dispatch via Royal Mail (tracked) and rapid arrival. Excellent packaging ensured the book arrived in pristine condition. Also the book price was very decent indeed. Superb bookseller highly recommend.' Ian


  • "Initial query answered promptly, courteously and positively. Book condition thoroughly and honestly described (very good ) DJ plastic protected (much appreciated). The price of the book was very decent. A big, heavy book received in superb condition thanks to being incredibly well packaged. 100% satisfaction with this most professional service" Ian


  • "A quick email to thank you for your great service. I ordered ‘Juggernaut - the path to Dictatorship’ via Abe books a few days ago. The book arrived in a very timely fashion and was very well packaged so arrived in the condition it was sent. Great value - great service." I. Belcher


  • "The world of international post is a strange thing. This morning's mail delivered a beautiful surprise. Wrapped brilliantly and extremely well. Thank you for all your help, kindness and extreme professionalism." D. Middlebrook


  • "Just a thank you for sending an accurately described book in great condition for a good price. It's on the back of a previous attempt to buy a copy also described as fine, which had missing pages replaced with photocopies and much yellowing. So I was especially delighted to see this copy when it arrived. I shall look out for you again!" S.Smith


  • "Just a quick email to thank you for the book,which arrived safely today. I have been really impressed with the prompt and efficient service you have given.The book was carefully packaged, and true in every respect to the description given, and the emails I received keeping me informed of the progress of my order were much appreciated. I will recommend your service to anyone. "A. Shortt


  • What can I say ...I did not want to unpack it, it was packed and protected so well I felt awful about opening it up. The magazine/book what can I say about it ...especially after the packing...WOW is about it, the edges are still so fresh they are sharp, not so much pristine as perfect! untouched by mere mortals hands, well till now; so good I have repacked it to keep me away from it!" C. Jerome


  • Arrived promptly. Good packaging protected it for safe transit. Excellent description and price allowed me to risk buying this much-desired book, which was at the upper limit of my budget. Thank you very much." Mr. Davies


  • "I received my books on Monday. Excellent service as always. Thank you. Your bookshop is keeping me sane in these difficult times. Your books are in first-class condition, just as described and always beautifully packaged on arrival. I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am to have found you. Thank you and best wishes." E. Shipley


  • "Absolutely excellent. I have never seen a single piece of music so beautifully packaged. Music is exactly as described. Thank you." Paul


  • "Would thoroughly recommend this supplier. The condition of the book is exactly as described. Delivery presentation beyond expectation in brown paper which, with or without a bow etc, would be good enough to give as a gift. Thank you." A. Burnett


  • "Exemplary, nice to receive books from a seller who cares for books too! Well packaged and as described. Highly recommend purchasing from Hall of Books, puts all of the big business sellers on Amazon to shame!" K. Fotheringham


  • "Very helpful and friendly sellers with a good selection of vintage books. Have ordered several books and have been pleased with each and every one. Thanks again." S. Batchelor


  • "Dear Shaun and Sarah. Just letting you know my book arrived today 28/6/ and well and in great condition, thanks for the care in wrapping, very nice!" C. Jeffrey, Australia


  • "Many thanks for the three books which arrived in perfect condition - expertly protected and packaged - it was almost a shame to open the very neat brown paper wrapping. As a collector of first editions, I'm absolutely delighted with these three rare hardback, near fine, beautifully bound first printings. Thank you for providing such a superb, very high quality service. Very best wishes." J. Speirs


  • "Some of the best packaging I have ever had for a book. Perfect condition and description." S. Greenhalgh


  • "Well described item, fast delivery and well packaged. A pleasure to find a seller who knows how to accurately describe a book's condition. So important when buying without seeing the book." P. J. Andrews


  • "Beautiful book, as new, tight unread copy. Detailed honest description - impressed - thank you very much. Fast send & delivery. On the whole very good indeed and would be happy to buy again." S. Fox


  • "First Class Service. Extremely well wrapped and very fast delivery. Best of all, the book was described as very good and it was as-new. Highly recommended. Thank you." D. L. Ansell


  • "Delighted with book and service. Condition superb. Packaging perfect." H. Jones


  • "Really very pleased with such prompt service. The delivery was only a couple of days and the packing was superb. The book, although listed as Used-Near New, was in mint condition. Will certainly buy from this bookseller again. Many thanks and Happy Christmas." P. Maxted


  • “I had to phone and tell you how delighted I was with my purchase. Your service exceeded all expectations. Thank you.” M. Woodfield


  • "Very pleased, book in great condition. Posted on the day I ordered. Deserves 6 stars." P. Wood


  • "Any faster and you'd have sent it before I ordered!" Pezter


  • "Item arrived in excellent condition, packed with extreme care and well before the due date. Six-star service!" J. P. Tomas, Portugal


  • "Accurate description and item sent immediately, obviously a reliable seller." B. Lamb, Holland


  • "This book was ordered on Monday morning and in my hands on Wednesday, and being an old book was wrapped with care, excellent service."  B. Minshall


  • "This is a fairly old book and I was delighted when it arrived beautifully and carefully packaged , a credit to the book-seller." H. Kennedy


  • "Service was superb from Hall of Books. The book arrived quickly and in excellent condition. It had been extremely carefully wrapped. I now look forward to reading again a book I had as a child nearly 50 years ago!" S. Hassell


Hall of Books secondhand books and sheet music online: from the interesting, unusual and rare, to the hard to find, collectible and out of print….. and a lot more in between.