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Pooks Motor Bookshop

Motor cars, motorcycles,  buses, commercial vehicles, military, steam, agricultural machinery
The Shop
It’s bigger than it looks!! It goes back and back and back....

Pooks Motor Bookshop specialises in the supply of historical automotive literature with stock dating from 1896 to today and operates a worldwide mail order service.

Pooks have large stocks of material to interest the car, motorcycle, cycle, motorsport, commercial vehicle, bus, steam or agricultural machinery enthusiast.

Sales Brochures & catalogues
Manuals - Manufacturers & Publishers
Handbooks & Instruction Books
Books-Marque histories, Biographies, Technical, Motor Sport
Motorsport Programmes
Exhibition Guides
Posters - Showroom and Motor Sport
Enamel signs, mascots and other automobilia

We cannot list all our stock, it runs to millions of items, but we offer a search system and welcome visitors to our shop.

Many of our books can be found here, but if a required item is not listed, please call, as stock is constantly being added and we operate a wants list. Also, please see our NEWS page for special offers.

We regularly put items onto e-bay so do visit our listings under Motoringmagpie and we also have an eBay shop where you can obtain a variety of items on a ‘buy it now’ basis.

We stand at several shows. See our NEWS page for future dates.

We are always interested in buying material from single items to complete collections to complement our stock. Please contact us with details of your surplus material.

See our NEWS page for details of new stock, special offers and specific items we have of interest.


Started it all 20+ years ago. Pre-war, automobilia, enamel signs and purchasing
AlisonBooks and administration
JohnPost-war brochures and purchasing
BobBus, commercials, steam and agricultural
SteveManuals, handbooks, technical, despatch


The shop is open on Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.30pm
( weekends by appointment only)

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Unit 4, Victoria Mills, Fowke Street, Rothley, Leicestershire, LE7 7PJ
Phone: 0116 237 6222 or 0116 237 6661
Fax: 0116 237 6491
Email: pooks.motorbooks@virgin.net