Welcome to Martin Bott Bookdealers



Our shop is closed but our online sales are operating normally to UK  & EU addresses


We are still buying books!

If you have books to sell - please email us with details

  Welcome to Martin Bott Bookdealers, one of the UK's leading dealers in secondhand and antiquarian Transport books & Ephemera since 1997 selling both online and from our traditional bookshop in Felixstowe - Treasure Chest Books. This site gives details of our business and shop and has an extensive online catalogue of books (around 9,000 at present) available to buy now and which can be mailed anywhere in the world quickly and safely.


For nearly 40 years Treasure Chest Books has been one of East Anglia's leading secondhand and antiquarian bookshops with a huge stock of over 50,000 books covering a very wide range of subjects. We pride ourselves on having good quality, well presented stock offering something for everyone at reasonable prices. We cover a wide range of subjects, especially Transport, Maritime, East Anglia, Military, History, Art, Sport, Music, Religion, Literature, Antiquarian etc. and a very large selection of low priced general Fiction (including Classic, Sci-Fi & Crime) and Childrens books.

Unlike many bookshops we DO NOT list most of our books on the internet, so we remain a paradise for the traditional browser and bargain hunter - so why not come and pay us a visit? And while you're here there are lots of other things to see and do in the Felixstowe area - see our links.


The Shop is now Closed by Government decree


Phone : 01394 270717

I'm afraid we cannot take phone calls whilst the shop is closed and there is no ansaphone! Orders via the website only. Any queries please email us


 UK Postage Charges*

UK orders are charged at £2.75 for the first book and £1.50 for each additional book - subject to a maximum of £7.95.


Orders over £100 or more are mailed POST FREE in the UK


Postal charges for Overseas Customers*

Books are zero rated for VAT in UK so the same price will apply for sales to all  countries. You will be liable for VAT on books when they arrive depending on the rate applied to books in your country (in most EU countries the VAT on books is between 0 and 10%).

We are now mailing to the USA, Australia & NZ - however postage rates to these Countries remain very high and delivery may be quite slow. Prices may be a bit less for smaller/lighter books - please enquire before ordering



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 extra books

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* - charges for standard sized books up to 1.2 kgs in weight. Oversize and heavier books and multi-volume sets may incur extra postage charges.  Large orders from overseas can often be accepted at much lower shipping costs - please enquire.