Welcome to Martin Bott Bookdealers



We have been forced to close the shop by diktat of the Government - we will re-open on Wednesday 2nd December (see below for times).

Supermarkets, W H Smiths etc can still sell books but bookshops can't - no doubt someone in Government can explain the warped logic of this?


We are continuing to sell online as usual


If you have books to sell you can contact us by email to confirm whether they are of interest to us.


Our online sales are operating normally with daily postings to UK addresses

(however there are still postal delays to some overseas countries).


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.

check our facebook & twitter accounts for details and changes

Opening times from 2nd to 24th December 2020

Mondays to Fridays : 0930 - 1630

Saturdays : 0930 - 1630

Sundays : 1000-1600


At present our phone is only answered on Mondays, Wednesday & Fridays 0930-1300 when we will be in the shop processing online orders. Please do not phone at other times, you won't get an answer and we do NOT have an ansaphone. Please place all orders via our website.


 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


Postal charges for Overseas Customers*


Due to Covid-19 there have been significant increases in overseas mail costs so we have unfortunately had to increase our shipping costs to reflect this.

We are currently only mailing Mailing overseas orders to EU/Europe, Australia, NZ & USA. Due to major delays and problems we are NOT currently shipping to Canada.

Orders to Australia, NZ & USA are only being sent via fully insured and tracked services so will be expensive! We do NOT account for any local taxes when shipping to overseas countries, so you may be liable for these when your order arrives.



 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.