About us

Goldsboro Books’ mission is to provide signed first edition books in our central London bookshop and online; ensuring an expert, knowledgeable team and carefully curated range are at the heart of our business, delivering the best book-buying experience for every customer. Goldsboro Books aims to interest and inspire book lovers, readers and collectors and provide the finest quality signed books in the world.

Two friends and book collectors, David Headley and Daniel Gedeon, formed Goldsboro Books in 1999. Their reputation for spotting quality books early on, an expert eye on the future collectibles, along with enthusiasm and passion for bookselling excellence has grown with the business and Goldsboro Books has become a world-famous and much admired bookshop. Our global reputation grew in 2013 when we were the only bookshop in the World to have signed copies of The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith, who of course turned out to be none other than J.K.Rowling. At the time of publication we did not know the true identity of the author, we simply chose the book on its own merit.

The Goldsboro team has also grown and our booksellers love great books and are dedicated to discovering new titles that our customers wish to own. With our knowledge and expertise we have created the UK’s largest first edition Book of the Month Club which enables book lovers to start collecting books which we believe are both enjoyable to read and also books worth collecting for the future. Each Book of the Month club member receives a carefully chosen title each month; one which we hope will be loved by its reader, and may even greatly appreciate in its value. Our book club is open to anyone in the world and is perfect for those who want others to take the pain out of your future investments.

We have over 25000 first editions in stock. We worry about condition and we cover all of our books in protective clear film to preserve the book in the best condition at no extra cost.

If you want to keep up to date with everything happening at Goldsboro Books, we strongly advise you signing up to our newsletter. That way you never need to miss out on any of our books, events and competitions. We also announce lots of our exclusive Goldsboro editions through our newsletter, so it really is worth being on our mailing list!

We are delighted that many authors choose Goldsboro Books as the first and only place to sign in the UK.


“Goldsboro has enriched London’s book community… The staff are kind and knowledgeable; their support for authors is unrelenting; and the store is not intimidating but entirely welcoming. The future of bookselling lies in stores such as this one, and their passion and commitment to books is entirely worthy of the title of Independent Bookshop of the Year.” – John Connolly


‘Goldsboro is a wonderful bookshop – a place where the love of books is practically tangible! A rare joy!’ – William Boyd


‘It’s my favourite London bookshop, and I know that’s true for many other authors.’ – Bernard Cornwell


‘The best bookshop in London.’ – Lee Child



Goldsboro Books Limited
23 – 27 Cecil Court
London WC2N 4EZ
Tel/Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7497 9230

Registered Company in England and Wales : No. 03851274

Opening hours:

Mon-Fri 10.00am – 6.00pm

Saturday 11:00am – 5:00pm

Email: enquiries@goldsborobooks.com
Website: www.goldsborobooks.com