Cecil Court, London WC2N

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Cecil Court 1894


17. Travis & Emery Music Bookshop

Travis & Emery - Shopfront

New and old books on music, secondhand and antiquarian music, opera programmes, prints and photographs, prints, playbills, libretti.

17 Cecil Court, London, WC2N 4EZ

Tel : 020 7240 2129
Fax: 020 7497 0790



Opening hours:
Mon - Sat 10.15am -6.45pm,
Sun 11.30am - 4.30pm

Member: ABA, PBFA.

Travis & Emery - Inside Established in 1960, Travis and Emery are one if the few remaining secondhand antiquarian music bookshops in the UK. We are crammed to the hilt with sheet music for (nearly) every instrument, as well as miniature scores, vocal scores of operas, operettas, musicals and choral scores.

Our vocal music includes classical songs, popular songs (mainly from the 20s and 30s), vocal collections and selections – and a weird and wonderful array of chamber music. We have a huge selection of full scores hidden in our basement – with a complete computerized list … you just have to ask!

Our antiquarian music specialities include many first and early editions of full and vocal scores, signed scores and much more. We produce a music catalogue several times a year listing these more specialist items – email us to be added to the mailing list.

We also have a substantial collection of books on music, many out-of-print but with a selection of new books as well (which can be ordered if not in stock). Most notable are our large biography, history and opera sections. We have a selection of books on instruments – including rare books on string instruments and violin making. Books on theory include harmony, counterpoint, composition and orchestration. Other categories are acoustics, aesthetics, ethnomusicology, church music, books on performance, reference books, jazz and popular music, criticism, technology, bibliography and dance. Again we have a fully computerized list of all books and produce a biannual book catalogue.

Last but not least we have libretti, programmes, photographs, prints, engravings and other ephemera – we also have a growing collection of secondhand classical CDs.