Welcome to Martin Bott Bookdealers

Regular customers and browzers will notice that the website has had a make-over, nothing radical,  but updated software to improve usage and functionality - if you find any problems please let us know!



Our shop is currently closed but we will re-open as soon as allowed - hopefully from early June 2020.

At present our online sales are operating normally, however there are some delays to Royal Mail deliveries in some parts of the UK.

We are adding a lot of fresh stock to the website every day so please keep visiting our site.

Whilst we are currently unable to physically buy books, If you have a collection to dispose of you can still contact us and we can advise whether we are likely to be of interested once conditions change.


Oversea customers should note that the reduction in air flights and local restrictions are resulting in longer delivery times.

Post to Italy & Spain USA & Canada is being significantly delayed

We are currently unable to mail to Australia and NZ due to lack of flights and the very high cost of shipping


Welcome to Martin Bott Bookdealers, one of the UK's leading dealers in secondhand and antiquarian Transport books & Ephemera since 1997, now at the Treasure Chest Bookshop in Felixstowe. This site gives details of our business and shop and has an extensive online catalogue of books (around 10,000 at present) available to buy now and which can be mailed anywhere in the world quickly and safely.


For over 35 years The Treasure Chest 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 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.


May 2019 - Lots more new stock just arrived:

Huge collection of Aviation titles (2000+)
800+ military Vehicle & Tank titles
Railways - UK and overseas

We are currently expect to be open:  0930-1600  Tues-Sat

  (closed Mondays, Sundays & Bank Holidays)

Please do not phone at present as we are not in the shop to answer it!

Note - the shop is very occasionally closed for lunch 1230-1300hrs on weekdays

 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



 1st book

 extra books

 EU Countries



 Rest of Europe



 USA & Canada



 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.