Signed by the Author

Signed by the Author

Signed by the Author

Signed by the Author

Over the years, Bibliophile has known many author friends who have been kind enough to sign their books. Bibliophile sells books signed whenever possible in our family book club like those of our author friends like David Day the Canadian poet, environmentalist and Tolkien expert, historian Max Arthur, artists Helen Cowcher and Frieda Hughes, crime writer Simon Brett, Python Terry Jones, Ray Hammond, cartoonists Tony Husband and Neil Kerber, wordsmith Ray Puxley, Susuan Brewer, Robin Bayley and the late great George Melly and others have all been happy to sign their books for Bibliophile. A speciality of Bibliophile is our editor/owner Annie's parents, Aileen Armitage and late step-father Deric Longden. Bibliophile has published several of their titles in eBook editions.

See signed books title list bottom of the page



Terry Jones (of Monty Python fame)


Pictured in 1997 visiting our Editor Annie at Bibliophile, Terry was a great supporter and loving friend, now much missed. They met through David Day, Tolkien expert and cartoonist Tony Husband.

He attended Annie's wedding in 2001 and 50th birthday party, both on Thames riverboats.

Gyles Brandreth

Our Editor Annie Quigley meets and makes friends with Gyles Brandreth at the Royal Warrant Holders Banquet, November 2016. They share a love of books and know people from the book trade. Gyles kindly agreed to sign his book WORD PLAY and we stocked his marvellous Oscar Wilde murder mystery series.

Aileen Armitage 

Author of 34 novels and Editor Annie Quigley's mum! Pictured Christmas Eve 2019.


David Day, Tolkien expert

At Bibliophile celebrating our Ruby 40th Anniversary 1978- 2018


Susan Brewer


Sue and Annie have been friends for years as Sue has written thousands of blurbs for us over many years. Meantime she has written on Dolls and Girls Toys and Comics.

Alex Hamilton "Pooter" signed book 

Remember the weekly literary column by Pooter in The Times before he defected to the Guardian? It was our dear friend Alex, pictured here with Annie at Bibliophile in 2015 signing his wonderful "bedside" book. It's a Who's Who of literary talent. Sadly Alex died just one year after this picture was taken and two weeks after Annie last saw him for lunch at his home with Stephanie. Cruelly, he had suffered with dementia.




DR JOHN FELTWELL    Book Number: 87314
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Hardback

Why is it that so many animals display a black and white coloration, and why do they do so? Zoologist and naturalist Dr John Feltwell explores the nature of black and white in mammals, birds, rept...
PETER SWANSON     Book Number: 88939
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

'There was no better way to start a friendship than with a secret?' Two couples meet at a neighbourhood block party, the third Saturday in September. This meeting sets a complex, gripping story in ...