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Desiderata, T.E. Lawrence Listing


Lawrence catalogue Desiderata: A Selection of T.E. Lawrence related items.

“Something that is desired, needed or wanted…”

Once again we are issuing a listing of what we trust are items of some interest relating to T.E. Lawrence or T.E. Shaw as he was known from 1923.

It remains a fact that interest in T.E. Lawrence continues unabated assisted by his wide range of interests which covered many fields: archaeology, fine printing, Middle-Eastern affairs, all things mechanical be they aircraft, motorcycles or motorboats and, of course, literature and the arts. We have listed some aspects of these here but with T.E. no listing can be complete, as the range is extensive. If you are seeking something not listed do please contact us as we might just have it available.

Send an email or telephone the shop for your free copy.

Children's Book Section

children's book section

Rickaro Bookshop is celebrating a grant from a renowned crime writer.

children's sectionawardWe were delighted to be given an award from the international author James Patterson Independent Bookshop Grants. This was to revamp the children’s section. This has now been done, using local businesses, with stunning results. This has made a tremendous difference to the appearance and friendly atmosphere of the shop.

Tilly Young Readers Club

Tilly buttonRevised stock, seating area and so much more. Also why not joing our new ‘Tilly’s Young Readers Club receive a badge, membership card and discount off purchases.

See all the new books and discuss titles with our friendly staff.

We are also planning parent and toddler reading groups so why not call in for details.

School visits welcome.


A reader's Brough motorcycle on a visit to Rickaro bookshop.


Tilly Tilly

Tilly has now settled into the bookshop routine well. She has thrived in her new home and as her condition has improved she has grown a nice curly coat and now looks fully the part as a Welsh Collie should. We can see that she feels that she has fallen on her paws and appears to be enjoying her new life. At Rickaro Books she can often be found sleeping under the desk, so if she makes an occasional bark at a customer she certainly means no harm and soon makes customers and their visiting dogs welcome. Sox of course still leaves a gap, but Tilly has added a different character to our business.


Book Tokens

NEW electronic National Book Tokens available NOW from RICKARO BOOKS.

National Book Tokens – the only gift card welcomed by book lovers and book shops across the UK including Rickaro.

National Book Tokens Gift Cards are the new way to share your passion for reading.

•More flexible and convenient, gift cards can be loaded with any value and can be topped up as many times as you like (up to a maximum of £250).
•Gift Card balances can be checked at any time.
•Stylish Gift Cards are popular with all book lovers, especially younger people who appreciate their modern look and feel and handy size.
•New National Book Tokens Gift Cards come in a range of new and exciting designs to suit all ages and tastes.
And National Book Tokens are still…

•the only gift cards and gift vouchers which are accepted in all major bookselling chains and independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland
•the gift which give recipients the choice of millions of books, allowing them to choose what they really want every time.
•the ideal present for any occasion, including birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries or simply as a thank you, for any book lover, whatever their age or tastes. Why not save up on the new card for your birthday or Christmas purchases, call in at our shop to discuss this option.

Ian McMillan at Rickaro

Books for all at Rickaro

We carry a wide range of new books for all ages and tastes. In addition we offer great prices with discount off many leading titles. We can also obtain any of over 100,000 in-print titles within 24 hours so a visit to Rickaro is rewarding in more ways than one. Why pay postage and why have to wait for a book when you can visit Horbury?

We have a great range of new children’s books always available in stock, something for all ages and tastes. We are pleased to supply schools with a rapid service and can offer an educational discount for quantity purchases.

Bring Mum and the Grandparents along and they will find books from their childhood in our collectable section, see them drool over Enid Blyton, Elinor Brent Dyer, Elsie Oxenham and many other previously popular authors. Share their excitement in re-discovering these lost favourites all over again.

As well as all the best and latest in new books we always carry an interesting selection of collectable and antiquarian titles. Our specialities are military, T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), children’s material and local history relating to the West Riding of Yorkshire. We have recently acquired a large collection of material relating to the Wakefield district so why not contact us and see if we have that title that you have been seeking.

We look forward to welcoming you to our shop and town.


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Rickaro Books
17 High Street, Horbury, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England WF4 5AB
tel: 01924 278811 e-mail: rickarobooks@gmail.com