Welcome to Martin Bott Bookdealers




The shop is now open:

Tuesday to Saturday 1000 to 1630

Please use common sense and distance appropriately.

Browsing is welcome - no time limits

Family groups are welcome

Cash payments welcome!

The Government now require masks to be worn in shops - It is not our role to enforce this requirement and we assume that anyone without a mask has a valid exemption.


If you have books to sell you can bring them to the shop the but please contact us first by email or phone to confirm that they are of interest to us.


Our online sales are operating normally with daily postings to UK addresses, however there are significant postal delays to many overseas countries.

  We are now buying books again, so If you have a collection to dispose of you can contact us and we can advise whether we are interested.

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.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurday, Friday & Saturday
10.00am - 4.30pm
check our facebook & twitter accounts for details and changes

Our phone will only be answered when the shop is open!


 Postage Charges*

UK orders are charged at £2.70 for the first book and £1.30 for each additional book - subject to a maximum of £7.50.


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


AUSTRALIA/NZ - please note we do NOT account for the Low Value Import Tax - customers may be liable to pay this on orders when they arrive.


Postal charges for Overseas Customers*


Due to the Covid-19 crisis there have been significant increases in overseas mail costs so we have unfortunately had to increase our shipping costs to reflect this. Mail to Australia & NZ is now only sent  tracked and signed which has increased costs. Due to major delays and problems we are NOT currently shipping to Canada.



 1st book

 extra books

 EU Countries



 Rest of Europe






 Rest of World




* - 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.