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7/6/22 

Our 50%(approx) Sale has started. Many books are reduced by 50% from our original price, although a few may be less, but at least 40%. A few books have a reduction of more than 50%. No need for codes, just fill your basket. Minimum order of £20.  Books from every category included. Feel free to buy a mix of Sale and full price books. More books added to the 50%(approx) SALE soon.

HOWEVER, please note the shipping restrictions below...

When shipping to the following UK areas or postcodes, parcels over 2kg will carry an extra charge, due to Royal Mail and Courier costs. Please contact us for further details before placing an order. We will do our best to send your parcel as economically as we can. (2kg is about 2 Morning Sun books)

Northern Ireland


Scottish Highlands - AB36-38, AB55-56, FK17-21, IV1-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-40, PH19-26, PH30-41, PH49-50


Scottish Islands - HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3


Channel Isles


Isle of Man


Isle of Wight



8/5/22

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT. Due to increasing costs, we have reluctantly decided that we can no longer accept payments using PayPal. Please use a credit or debit card to buy books. We apologise for any inconvenience. If this causes you a problem, please contact us by email, and we will try to help.


3/5/22

EVEN BIGGER SALE FOR PERSONAL CALLERS ONLY ! 50% OFF ALL SECOND-HAND BOOKS & 30% OFF ALL NEW BOOKS FOR ANYONE WHO WISHES TO VISIT US HERE IN DERBYSHIRE.

PLEASE RING OR EMAIL FOR AN APPOINTMENT


14/3/22

Our telephone hours from 14th March are 10.30am-5pm Monday to Friday. We cannot take calls at the weekend.


7/2/22

Please note: due to increased postage and packaging costs, our minimum order is now £20


5/1/22

Happy New Year to everyone.


We have decided to cease trading as “Linda Tinker Railway Books” and retire. Reasons include the arrival of two grandchildren and upcoming building work to our house meaning there will be no room for books. This will also give us a chance to focus on other interests. We are sorry to leave such a thriving business which we started from nothing in 2011, but we feel the time is right.


Books will continue to be sold through the website as normal, and you are still welcome to visit us to buy books by appointment. We have decided to stop attending live events and shows, so these are the only ways you can now buy books from us. We will no longer be able to take orders for new books from the USA from Monday 17th January 2022. Obviously, we will not be buying any collections of second hand books again.


Our final closing date is not yet determined, but will be around Spring this year. When we have a definite date, we will let you know.


We would like to thank all our customers for your support over the years. 


Linda & Rob



4/1/22
We have reluctantly taken the decision to discontinue all International sales and shipping. This is due to the large percentage of packages which are now going missing, causing upset and stress to both ourselves and our customers.


8/12/21 

 We no longer import new books from the USA.


28/6/21

Credit card companies are currently increasing security for on-line purchases. Our Card processors ("Opayo") have told us that their anti-fraud measures have been strengthened in the past few days. This means that you MAY have difficulty in completing an order on this website. This might be because your card issuer requires two-step verification. Other reasons can include forgetting to enter your CV2 code (last 3 digits on the back) when using a credit card, or not realising that the system times out after 15 minutes of "inactivity". "Inactivity" could mean that your internet connection has failed. Apologies for this, but we are powerless to do anything to mitigate these measures.



11/12/20

Just to clear up a question we were asked a couple of days ago by a customer. "Do you charge extra if I use PayPal to buy a book?" Of course the answer is "No." We aren't allowed by law to charge extra for credit card transactions, and I think the same applies to PayPal, or indeed BACS, or cheques. In fact our pricing policy is very simple. The price of the book you see on the website is the price you pay: No postage charges in the UK, nothing extra for PayPal, Credit Card, Debit Card, BACS, cheque or cash. Simple.



26/10/20

USA & CANADA: NEW INFORMATION (26/10/20) 
All mail being sent from the UK to USA & Canada is facing severe delays because of the impact of Covid-19 and record volumes of mail arriving in these countries.
Therefore, from today (26th October 2020), we will no longer ship to North America until further notice. This applies to orders made through our website and all our sales platforms. We apologise for having to take such drastic action, but having despatched orders some 6 months ago which are still undelivered or lost, we feel we have no alternative. 


23/8/20  Some important news regarding our shipping policy to Canada here



12/7/19

UK POSTAGE CHANGE.

Applicable from 11/7/19

When shipping to the following UK areas or postcodes, parcels over 2kg will carry an extra charge, due to RM and Courier costs. Please contact us for further details before placing an order. We will do our best to send your parcel as economically as we can. 

Northern Ireland

Scottish Highlands - AB36-38, AB55-56, FK17-21, IV1-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-40, PH19-26, PH30-41, PH49-50

Scottish Islands - HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3

Channel Isles

Isle of Man

Isle of Wight