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British Military Books

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Established in the 1990s Ready Aim Read is a British Military Bookstore, located in Central London. We primarily collect and sell war literature based on past British Army colonialism. From Europe to Africa, from Asia to Australia, from the Open Seas and back to the British Isles, we’ve conquered them all, for King & Queen. Read first hand accounts of the conquests of British voyages around the globe. Explore the pioneering expeditions into the far-flung corners of the world, spreading the good news of the British Empire.

Housed in our new surrounds on Regal Street in Knightsbridge, we buy and sell an extensive range of British Military books. We’ve also expanded this service to music and DVDs, both new and second hand. We also stock rare literature, some even one-of-a-kind writings. We hold monthly readings, performed with pride and gusto from our comrades in The Scots Guards. British-owned, Ready Aim Read is fuelled by our love of Queen & Country.

If you have some literature that you think we may be interested in buying please get in touch through our new website. While we have moved with the times and built a website, Ready Aim Read will always do business the best way, face-to-face. So if you would like to buy or sell a book, place an order and we’ll arrange a meet-up. We endeavour to provide a first class customer service (just like our soldiers). If it is not on our shelves, we’ll do our utmost to get our hands on it for you.

Ready Aim Read is kindly funded by The William Austen-Renwick Trust.

Lest We Forget.



Open daily 9.30 until 6.30pm

Late Opening Thursday until 8pm

Sunday 12 until 6.30pm

Recitals & Readings on the first Thursday of every month from 7pm


  1. Joel

    I really enjoyed my visit to your bookstore yesterday. I do hope to call again some day.
    Joel Schwarz & Family

    • admin

      Hi Joel,
      It was great to meet you and your family yesterday. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your stay in the UK over the Holiday period.

      From all the staff at Ready Aim Read