Ethics

We offer an unconditional guarantee of every item’s authenticity and completeness as described. We collate all our books and note any defects in our published descriptions.

Any item can be returned within ten days of purchase if found unsatisfactory for any reason. We will refund the full purchase cost on its return.

We observe the highest professional and ethical standards, and abide by the ABA and the ILAB Codes of Good Practice.
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Our full terms and conditions can be seen here.

Resources and Recycling

All our stock is recycled!

Our catalogues, letters, cards and publicity are printed on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) approved paper.
FSC is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests.
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Our canvas 'Rebags' are made by Progress Packaging, from sustainable and responsibly sourced natural canvas. This is dyed using environmentally friendly inks and printed where possible using biodegradable inks. The real eco benefit of these bags is the reusability and multi-use, promoting a move from traditional plastics-based carrier bags.
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We use LED lighting, provided by Remote Controlled Lighting, throughout the gallery and fairs, and were the first to do so. Their LED lighting fixtures are up to 3 times more efficient and last over 10 times as long as halogen equivalents, and their components are almost completely recyclable.
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We are committed to remaining a carbon neutral business. We are registered with Oxfordshire County Council’s online carbon foot printing tool called Carbon Accounting. This free tool can help businesses measure their carbon: the first step on the path to reduction.
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Philanthropy

We are committed to donating at least 10% of our annual profits to charity. We support the following institutions:

  • The Gatehouse

    The Gatehouse is an Oxford-based charity providing food, shelter and company to Oxford’s homeless and poorly housed population.

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  • Oxfam

    Oxfam is a global movement of people working with others to overcome poverty and suffering.

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  • Alzheimers-research.org.uk

    The Alzheimer’s Research Trust is funding world-class research to find ways to cure, prevent or treat Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

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  • HistoryMiami

    HistoryMiami is the premier cultural institution located in Miami, Florida, USA, committed to gathering, organizing, preserving and celebrating Miami’s history as the unique crossroads of the Americas.

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  • The British Library

    Project to catalogue, conserve and provide digital access to the King’s Topographical Collection (KTop)

    “KTop” is King George III’s personal collection of maps and views, and  is one of the jewels of the British Library. With some 60,000 maps and views, it is one of the largest, most important and beautiful collections of its kind.

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