About Our Store

The Glass Key has moved and is now based in France.  We have moved to the town of Montmorillon in the Vienne district of Poitou-Charente, situated between Poitiers to the north and Limoges to the south.  The town is developing a Cite de l'Ecrit et des metiers du livre modelled on the book town of Hay-on-Wye.  There are at present around a dozen French second-hand bookdealers who have set up shop in this part of town.  The Glass Key has now opened its doors selling the books listed on this web site.  We also have a range of antiques on sale.

Throughout April and May we are open Thursday to Sunday 10.30 - 12.00 and 14.30 - 18.30.  June to September Wednesday to Sunday 10.00 - 12.00 and 14.00 - 19.00.  Other times by appointment - give us a call on +33 (0) 549 481455.

Online orders are despatched daily through the post and the French postal system seems to work efficiently.  We pride ourselves on a fast, efficient and friendly service and like to think of ourselves as virtually a real bookshop. Browsing may not bring quite the same tactile pleasures as fossicking amongst the shelves of a ‘real’ bookshop, but we hope you will find something you want amongst the dust-free shelves of our ‘virtual’ one.

We are always happy to hear from our customers: please do use the information on the Contact Us page to send in your comments or suggestions; or use the Offline Search Service page to let us know about the books for which you are searching.
James and Patsy Fraser