Books & Collectables is a specifically designed policy for this specialist area and is approved by the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association.


Our insurance solutions include:

Fire, Specified Perils, Theft, Accidental Damage, Book Debts, Money, Glass, & Business Interruption, Bookfairs, Trade fairs, Exhibitions, Temporary Locations, Post/Courier services & Defective Title, Employers Liability, Public Liability, Products Liability & Terrorism.


Policy Features some of our clients enjoy:

  • Claim settlement up to 100% of stock retail value
  • Full theft cover (shoplifting)
  • Cover for stock in unattended vehicles
  • “Pair & Sets” clause to client’s advantage 
  • Glass shop fronts – no limit or excess
  • Stock at bookbinders/auction houses/other locations
  • Defective title – for bookdealers
  • Loss of value following damage
  • Business interruption at twice the stock value
  • No excess on most policy sections
  • Cancellation of Bookfairs – out of pocket expenses given
  • No need for post or bookfair declarations
  • Cover for stock immediately upon purchase
  • Book debts up to £10,000
  • Post/courier losses – invoice price settlement – no excess
  • £5 million limit of indemnity for public/products liability



  • Losses discovered solely at stocktaking
  • Mildew, moth, vermin, damp or any gradually operating cause
  • Water damage to stock in basements stored below 15cms from floor level


For further information, or to discuss your insurance requirements, please contact Zara Burns or Jade Danby on 020 7426 5346 or email

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