***We moved last year. Our old address in Norwich may still be showing on Google search. Google has two databases, a production and an index. The production is what
you see on Google's website i.e. all the listings. The index is
constantly updating and periodically they will transfer the updates to
the production server, our new address will be updated in due course.
Steven Simpson offer a wide variety of scientific, specialist, antiquarian & rare books and a wealth of experience in the scientific publishing & bookselling industry
The business started in the 1980s as a niche mail order bookseller, printed catalogues were issued for fifteen years from 1986 - 2000.
We have been trading on the internet since 1997, this particular webshop has been in operation 365 / 24 / 7 since 2004 without a single problem.
These days we send very little marketing email and our business continues to grow through your ever returning trade and client recommendation.
Success was inevitable and our business has developed into a specialist, fully integrated e-commerce retailer, publishers' distributor and library supplier with a core business of private and scientific clients.
We are primarily an internet and mail order business UK based in beautiful rural Lincolnshire and trade worldwide.
We supply only top quality products, carefully and securely packaged to reach you in perfect condition.
Quality - We only ever offer new or very good or better condition secondhand stock
Proven track record - We have been in business since 1986, and have a proven track record of success. By now thousands of buyers from around the world have shopped with us. We know what works and what doesn't when it comes to buying and selling online
Money back guarantee - We stand by the products we sell and will replace your purchase in the very rare event of a problem (conditions apply)
We are still in the market for your surplus books. We are always interested in acquiring better quality general, academic and antiquarian books, good single items or collections and libraries of any size. We purchase, broker, clear houses, accept donations (including deaccessioned institution and library stock), or can offer a completely transparent and reliable consulting-consignment proposal (revenue sharing) for any customers who have books for disposal. A realistic appraisal, none of the risks, a higher return and much lower costs than selling at auction. Distance is not an object.
Why flounder around with anyone else ? Trust the company you have counted on for the last 30 years.
Client comments, some of the nice things that you have had to say about us recently, thank you:
"Thank you for your timely delivery!", Ilene H. Segal, DVM, Past President Massachusetts Veterinary Association, USA
"The book has arrived here, this is a really great book. This publication will be of use to me for many years to come. Thanks again for all your help. Til a next order. Have a great weekend", Gerard Leusden, Utrecht, Netherlands
"I received my books yesterday and am very happy with both of them. Thanks again. Looking forward to buying some more books soon. Kind regards", Colin South, NSW, Australia
"I received the books today. They were all wrapped in plastic shrink and in great condition, thank you very much!", Refael Hudera, Holon, Israel
"Thankyou very much for sending the binoculars so promptly. They arrived just before 8am this morning. I have had a quick look out the back window and am very pleased indeed. I'll certainly put your web site in my bookmarks. Thanks again", Peter Rees, London
"I have been browsing your
library and I love the books you have !!!!", Manu Esteve, University of Toronto, Canada
"I confirm that the binoculars were received last week in excellent
order. Many thanks for all and best regards", Dr A. B. Joseph, University of Malta
"I recently purchased a set of Aqualog books from you. They are fantastic books at a very good price. Your delivery was very prompt. I am very happy I found this site. Anyway I will be looking to collect a few more of the Aqualog titles over the coming months and will be purchasing them all from Steven Simpson Books. I was wondering if you could locate the 'Tetra' sub series and order them in for me ? Thanks", Craig Howarth, Oldham
"Just a thank you from me, it has been a pleasure to start doing business with you. Books arrived in first class condition and on time. Will certainly be a return customer as and when I see something. Great transaction. Thanks again", Len Gilbert, Newcastle
"Imaging Marine Life, Macrophotography and Microscopy Approaches for Marine Biology : thank you for making this book available", Michael Janes, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
"Book has arrived. Thanks for a really superb copy, properly packed too", Dr Neil Whyte, Reading
"Thank you very much for the quick and uncomplicated transaction. The book arrived well a few days ago and I am very happy. Kind Regards from Germany", Paul Sarad, Cologne
"Thank you very much for the books which arrived yesterday afternoon. I am delighted with them and have squirrelled them away for wrapping. I predict a very quiet Christmas with my son's head stuck firmly in the books ! Now, however, he has started on about Dr. Axelrod and I've told him he'll have to save up for that himself ! With best wishes and hoping you have a good Christmas and New Year", Sue Bushell, Oxford
"I received the package last Friday (November 30th) : fast ! Thanks ! Am still looking for Volume 3 - I have found it, but not deliverable to Canada. Thanks again !", Kelly O'Brien, Quebec, Canada
"The books were delivered at my door 15 minutes ago, in perfect order. An absolutely stunning set of books ! Thank you. Best regards", Svein Fossa, Aust-Agder, Norway
"Came in today, excellent stuff. Thank you so much for a smooth deal", Robby Hui, Glasgow
"Books arrived safely yesterday. Many thanks for an effortless and efficient ordering process. All the best", Andy Patel, Rotherham
"Thanks for the book, nice packing", Henry LaClair, Eugene, Oregon, USA
"Thank you very much for keeping me updated, privilege dealing with you, I'll recommend anyone to you, thank you", Steve Kelsall, Stafford
"I already received the package. Thank you very much, it is all in perfect conditions and the delivery didn't taken so long like I thought. Best regards and thanks once again", João Gomes, Lisbon, Portugal
"Thank you very much - that was quicker than expected ! Remarkably, the book was delivered this morning. Thank you for going out of your way to get that organised so quickly. I appreciate your help... Kind regards", Paul Kerrison, Based On A True Story, Leeds
"Item came today just wanted to thank you for an amazing service, cheap, quick delivery and an amazing book !" Stuart Davies, Wigan
"Dear Steven, We have just received the book, excellent !!!!!!! Thank you very much. I am looking forward to our future co-operation. Best wishes from Split", Ingrid Catic, Split, Croatia
"This order arrived in excellent condition last Wednesday. Thanks for your prompt service. Regards", Brenton Cadd, Victoria, Australia
"Our books arrived, exactly what we were after - thanks very much. Cheers", Tania Beaufoy, Victoria, Australia
"Just a quick note to say that my book The Italian Spinone has arrived safe and sound today – it is in excellent condition – thank you ! It was a pleasure dealing with you and I would very much like to be added to your mailing list, I am sure I may be tempted for other purchases in the future ! Kind regards", Alyson Mills, Victoria, Australia
"Thank you once again for such prompt service on a book ! The latest Heiko Bleher book (Volume 2) arrived this morning in fine condition. Many thanks", Carl May, Lake Worth, Florida, USA
"Steven Simpson Books are the place to contact for books on fish. Their list of freshwater fishes numbers around 400. Browsing amongst the catalogue, you cannot fail to be impressed", Pete Cottle, author of 'Danios and Devarios'
"Just to let you know that my order arrived today. Excellent books and very well packaged too. Many thanks. Best regards", David Keane, Chelmsford
"The books have arrived in excellent condition, thank you very much. Cheers", Thijs Janzen, The Netherlands
"Thank you so much for getting back to me, I am glad to say that the book arrived this morning, sorry for jumping the gun, but thank you so much for the book, I am very pleased and a great service, I will definately use you again as I am looking at some other Aqualog books that I am thinking of buying. Thanks again", Daz Flinders, Rotherham
"I recently placed my first order with Steven Simpson Books (Fresh and Brackish Water Fishes of West Africa by Paugy, Leveque, and Teugels) and wanted to let you know how pleased I was with the service. The order arrived intact and in good time. The two volume set is exquisite and was put to good use during a recent field study in Ghana, West Africa. I hope that I may have the opportunity to do business with Steven Simpson Books in the future. Thank you and the best to you", Bob Stuart, USA.
"Hello, I've received the package with my order. Book is in perfect state. Thanks. Best wishes", Johan Willems, Netherlands.
"Many thanks for this email and your efforts to obtain this for me. I shall peruse your site when looking for other books. All the best", Michael Hyson, New Zealand.
"Just a short note saying thank you for the books. They arrived last week. And they came in excellent condition and packing. Best regards", Mikael Karlsson, Sweden.
"The book has arrived ! Yippie...really great. I have a question. Do you have another one ? A friend of mine wants one as well", Barbara Mueller, Germany.
"I just would like to say thanks for great collaboration. Yesterday I get the book in perfect condition. Thanks and have a nice day", Peter Mikolic, Slovenia.
"My books came today, I’m very pleased. All the best", Terje Knudsen, Norway.
"Thanks got the books they are in great condition I love the way you package everything first class thanks heaps its like Christmas getting books from you guys thanks again", Tony Sunderland, Queensland, Australia.
"I must say thank you for the way you conduct business. Thank you for making the sale of our books so straightforward and for all your assistance. We would be pleased to contact you again should we have any more books for sale in the future", Graham S., Milton Keynes.
"Thanks for the excellent service on previous volumes", Michael Jones, Birmingham.
"Just to let you know books arrived today, very nice copies, I hope we can do this again sometimes. Nice to deal with you. Have a nice day. Thanks", Yuen Hon Wah, Hong Kong.
"Many thanks for the prompt dispatch of the book which I ordered on Tuesday (Manual of Fish Sclerochronology); I received it early this morning (Wednesday). I have also joined your e-mailing list on your web site so I can be kept informed of further updates to your very extensive catalogue", Andy Marriott, Bangor University, Wales.
"I am very impressed by the fact that you have so many books which are not available elsewhere. I could not find any of your titles in Bangkok's largest bookshops. Very nice to have found your webshop", Hiroko Aoki, Chiba University, Japan.
"Hi, I'm writing this email to thank you all for the very quick service given to the abovementioned order - it was very much appreciated. The two books arrived in immaculate condition. Thanks again", Jacki Martin, NSW., Australia.
"I have just received the books safely. Thank you very much ! With best wishes", Hiromitsu Endo, Kochi University, Japan.
"Excellent book and service, many thanks ! Please keep me in mind for other gems that come your way, bearing in mind my previous email on collecting rare fish books, etc. All the best", Gerry P., London.
"Hello. I just received Volume 4. Thank you very much. I'm highly recommending this fine boutique to all the people I know interested in Biology and Natural Sciences. And so that you know, I found it by chance, doing a Google search for 'The Modern Coral Reef Aquarium'. Best regards", Borja Marcos, Spain.
"Hi Steven, Thanks for your fantastic service. I am very impressed with your selection of books and have been emailing your website to other colleagues invloved with fish and fisheries research. Cheers", R. Keller Kopf, Charles Sturt University, Australia.