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The Book Palace
established 1977

020 8768 0022
(+44 20 8768 0022)


The Book Palace

We've been selling books and illustration art for over 40 years. We started trading in 1973 as Conquistador and were incorporated in 2001 and trade as The Book Palace. Our wide range of prestigious illustrated books covers book and comic illustration and includes first editions, limited editions and signed books.

We are the proud publishers of illustrators, the sumptuous art quarterly featuring the world's finest illustrators and their art.

The illustrators team playing hard at work
The illustrators  team playing hard at work

We also publish highly collectable illustrated books under the Book Palace Books imprint with our growing list (see below) of Limited Editions produced to a very high standard.

Our excellent contacts and know-how mean that we can often source out-of-print, back-catalogued illustrated books and limited editions that are otherwise unavailable.

Book Palace Books

Book Palace Books was established in 1995 to publish limited edition books covering the worlds of art and illustration - including comic book and graphic novel reprints - to such a high standard that these books are highly collectable.

To date, the portfolio of books we publish and distribute includes:

    AXA: The Art of Romero plus the Complete last Axa Episode 'The Betrayed' (illustrators  Special) COMING SOON
    illustrators 10th Anniversary (illustrators  Special) COMING SOON
    The Illustrated History of Warren Magazines (illustrators  Special)
    The Modesty Blaise Artists (illustrators  Special)
    The Art of Tarzan (illustrators  Special)
    The Art of Glamour (illustrators  Special)
    The Very Best of British Boy's Comics (illustrators  Special)
    The Art of Frank Bellamy (illustrators  Special)
    The Art of Sydney Jordan/Jim Holdaway (illustrators  Special)
    Crime Comics (illustrators  Special)
    John M Burns (illustrators  Special)
    Pirates! (illustrators  Special)
    The Art of Commando (illustrators  Special)
    Brian Bolland (illustrators  Special)
    The Art of Ron Embleton (illustrators  Special)
    Don Lawrence: illustrations and comic strip art (illustrators  Special)
    British War Comics - Studio Dami and the Italian Artists (illustrators  Special)
    Warren Magazines - The Spanish Artists (illustrators  Special)

    FLEETWAY FIRSTS full stories from very first issues of War, Air Ace, Battle  and War at Sea  Picture Libraries
    RICK RANDOM featuring the art of Ron Turner
    CLASH OF BLADES featuring the art of Reg Bunn, Patrick Nicolle, Robert Forrest, John Millar Watt
    JOHN STEEL SPECIAL AGENT WW2 featuring the art of Ron Turner
    PIRATE TALES featuring the art of Philip Mendoza, Reg Bunn, Robert Forrest, John Millar Watt
    WESTERNS featuring the art of Ruggero Giovannini
    AIR WAR STORIES featuring the art of Ferdinando Tacconi
    JOHN STEEL featuring the art of Luis Bermejo & Reg Bunn
    LARRIGAN featuring the art of Arturo del Castillo
    JET-ACE LOGAN featuring the art of Ron Turner and Kurt Caesar

    Fleetway Picture Library Index vol 1: War Picture Libraries
    Fleetway Picture Library Index vol 2: Thriller Picture Libraries

    Illustration Art Gallery presents Peter Jackson: Drawings and Paintings Through the Ages
    Illustration Art Gallery presents Charles Dickens: Drawings and Paintings by Ron Embleton
    Fortunino Matania Portfolio
    1914 - 1919 Through the Eyes of Fortunino Matania (coming soon)

    The Modesty Blaise Companion Expanded Edition (new printing)
    The Modesty Blaise Companion
    The Art of Modesty Blaise

    Barbosa - The Man who Drew Flashman
    Drawing From History: The Forgotten Art of Fortunino Matania
    The Art of Fortunino Matania: a catalogue of original art & prints
    The Art of Denis McCloughlin

    The Don Lawrence Westerns
    Art of the Trigan Empire
    The Trigan Empire (The Don Lawrence Collection in 12 volumes)
    Storm (The Don Lawrence Collection in 12 volumes)
    Karl the Viking

    Robert E Howard Library, including Conan of Cimmeria
    Ron Embleton's Wulf the Briton
    The Complete Adventures of The Three Musketeers (del Castillo)

    Robin Hood
    King Arthur and his Knights
    Complete Swift Stories
    The Story of World War One
    Heros the Spartan

    H Rider Haggard: King Solomon's Mines + Montezuma's Daughter + Allan Quatermain
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Lost World + The Hound of the Baskervilles + The Sign of Four + Sir Nigel
    The Last of the Mohicans

    and of course our sumptuous art quarterly illustrators that is more a book than a magazine!


The art quarterly presenting the world's finest illustrators and their art. illustrators  is produced to the very highest standards and came out of our desire to showcase the talented artists who illustrate books and magazines, create graphic novels, comic books and newspaper strips, draw posters and all manner of cartoons.

This major art genre has long been overlooked and with illustrators we aim to create a permanent library of their inspired art.

The Illustration Art Gallery

Established in 1994, The Illustration Art Gallery (IAG) holds the world's largest selection of affordable illustration art including original book covers, magazine illustrations, comic strips, newspaper strips and graphic novels.

IAG offers the unique and affordable original art painted and drawn by over 600 eminent artists including Septimus Scott (RA), Fortunino Matania, Albert Uderzo, Graham Coton, Cecil Doughty, Dorian Cleavenger, Steve Rude, Bill Sienkiewicz, Ron and Gerry Embleton, Oliver Frey, Don Lawrence, Angus McBride, Eric Parker, John Millar Watt and Patrick Nicolle, amongst many others.

Contact Us

Our address is:
The Book Palace
Jubilee House Warehouse
Bedwardine Road
Crystal Palace
London SE19 3AP
United Kingdom

Telephone: 020 8768 0022 (+44 20 8768 0022 from outside UK)
Email: info@bookpalace.com or Send us an email.

We welcome visitors BY APPOINTMENT to our premises in south east London, UK, which is open to visitors Monday - Friday, 10am - 4:30pm (10:00 - 16:30).

Please contact us in advance of your visit so that we can confirm the availability of any items that may be of interest to you.

Click to see location map (we are the red pointer).

Work Experience (internships)

We are pleased to offer work experience for a minimum 2 weeks and a maximum of 4 weeks to students and graduates who are interested in art or publishing.

The work involves general office admin and filing including art and book database entry, art and book photography and answering the telephones! There is client contact and we offer the chance to see how an established online art gallery and successful publishing house works.

Typing and computer literacy are essential. You should have excellent written and spoken English, have a good telephone manner, plenty of enthusiasm and an interest in art.

We are a friendly, relaxed company and our office hours are 9am - 5pm, Mon - Fri. Mostly we have fun, but we work hard.

If you are interested please contact us by email ONLY with a short CV. Thankyou.