Curtis and White Books

Curtis and White Books was founded on 1st January, 2020 by Rowan Curtis and Dr Bethany White. After spending many hours of our lives revelling in the gems we discovered in second-hand bookshops, we decided to share our love for literature and help others discover the joys of first editions.

We carefully select our books for sale, and have a wide range of first editions, signed books, and collectables, chosen for their interest, value, and originality. We strive to have a diverse list of stock, ranging from classic works from the 19th century to exciting new literature from the 21st. All of our books are for sale on AbeBooks, and some are listed on eBay.

NB: Our previous website, is currently being updated, and is therefore offline for now!

Who Are We?

Rowan Curtis is a devoted bookseller of first editions and has been collecting first edition books for seven years. Aside from book selling, he spends his nine-to-five studying the Moon as a planetary physicist at Trinity College, University of Oxford. He is a poet, an author of realistic fiction short stories and novels, a multi-instrumentalist and a big band vocalist. He engages in public speaking for causes he cares about, and he delivered a TEDx talk titled “Why we need Classical music” in March 2017. He is a tea lover, a dog lover and a lifelong supporter of Saints FC.

Favourite first edition? The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

Dr Bethany White is a writer, editor and historian. She works as an editorial assistant and as a freelance writer, with particular interests in education, women’s history, and public engagement in the humanities. She is a Fellow of the History of Education Society and has a DPhil in History from the University of Oxford.

Favourite first edition? The Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir

Get in Touch

Instagram: @curtisandwhitebooks

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