Who we are

Established in 1982, R. A. Gekoski Booksellers is one of the world’s leading specialist dealers in modern English, Irish and American literature.


We specialise in first editions, association copies, manuscripts and archives, and artworks with literary associations. We are particularly interested in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Irish literature (Yeats and Wilde); twentieth century modernism (Conrad, Pound, Joyce, Eliot, Beckett)...

Our services

Our services include valuations, auction commissions, as well as institutional placement of significant archives.


We specialise in the placement of writer’s and publisher’s archives with our institutional clients.


We are members of ABA and ILAB and exhibit at the New York and London International Antiquarian Bookfairs. Dates and how to find us will be posted here closer to the time.

The ABA Rare Book Fair, London, 2018
May 24-26, 2018

News & Highlights

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Photographs of W B Yeats, his own copies.

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The Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award 2018

Join Lucy Popescu for an evening of readings with debut novelists shortlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award (BFNA). RICK GEKOSKI is a writer, rare-book dealer and former academic. He has written several widely praised non-fiction books including Staying Up, Tolkien's Gown, Outside…

Authors’ Club – Darke shortlisted for Best First Novel Award 2018

Today, the Authors’ Club announces the shortlist for the annual Best First Novel Award. The shortlisted books are as follows: XAN BROOKS, The Clocks in the House All Tell Different Times (Salt) The judges commented: A wildly vivid and imaginative tale, bringing together damaged war-veterans,…

Chalke Valley History Heroes Festival

8.45 – 9.45pm on Friday 29th June 2018 As part of the Chalke Valley History Heroes series, writer and critic Rick Gekoski takes a look at Sir William Golding, author of Lord of the Flies and other classics, as well as winner of both the…

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