The Sanctuary Bookshop. Lyme Regis Accommodation. Books Bought. Book Valuations. Book Searches
Tel: 01297-445815. Email: books@lyme-regis.demon.co.uk
 
 
The Sanctuary Book Club
Build Your Own Library...
 
 
Book Chat.
Browse our most recent Book Chats. Updated regularly in the small hours....
 
 
To Contact Us, or Reach Us
......by Car or Rail
 
 
Booklovers Bed & Breakfast.
London just three hours away...
 
 
Our Special Collections....
Ex Libris Erotici, Arcana, Curiosa, Pauline Reage, Ephemera, Austin Osman Spare, Beardsley......
 
 
Some of Our Most Recent Book Acquisitions.
New Stock on All Subjects with Latest Updates.
 
 
Our Online Book Catalogues.
Some Highlights from our Current Listings..
 
 
Our General Catalogues
Scroll down to access all our Current Listings....
 
 
John Fowles Rarities.
A Unique Foreign Language Collection.
 
 
Can Anybody help....?
Book Related Queries....
 
 
Books Bought. Books and Paintings Wanted.
Try us first before discarding. Fair prices offered.
 
 
Buying Policy & Valuations. Books, Paintings, Original Signed Artwork, Prints & Engravings. Book related objects....book illustrations, bookends, bookcases, bookstands.......
Books Wanted, Books Purchased, Individual Book Valuations
 
 
Hundertwasser Card Stock Sale
Metallic Foil Cards & Posters
 
 
Pianolas Bought & Sold
Player-Pianos and Mechanical Music in Lyme
 
 
Jane Austen and Palgrave
Lyme Regis' Historical & Literary Connections Sanctuary Poetry Choices
 
 
Original Artwork & Paintings
George & Lynne's Bedroom Frolics, Ollie Lett's Cats, Hundertwasser prints........The French Lieutenant's Woman Film Posters and Ephemera........
 
 
A Year in Lyme Regis
News & Views from the local press......
 
 
Lyme Regis Web Links
Lyme Regis Connections
 
 
For Your Five Day Weather
Local Weather Forecast
 
 
Some Leads for Geology Enthusiasts.....
Jurassic Coast Stratigraphy, Some Recent Images.....
 
 
Tide Tables for Lyme
Seven Day Forecast
 
 
A Dorset Hideaway. The Undercliff Studio.
Self Catering in the Wild Woods.
 
 
Prose Poems of the Month.
Our Poetry Choices for 2018...
 
 
Antiquities for Sale
Antiques & Rarities
 
 

A Year in Lyme Regis

July 16th 2019


A curious thing happened last Wednesday 10th July. We were returning from a late evening trip to Seaton, when, for just a few moments, the most stunning colour covered the sky in the West. By chance, we had a camera with us. Here above are the untouched images. Above center, just prior, with the Bookshop in the background. To right and left a few moments later. According to folklore, with good Met Office scientific backing, the next day would delight shepherds.
This was indeed the case and we enjoyed a glorious Thursday.
Photo credits: Sean Speer.

March 12th 2019

The beach in West Bay has been closed following a major rockfall of around 1,000 tons. Emergency services, including police and the Coastguard Agency were called to East Cliff at West Bay on Tuesday the afternoon of Tuesday March 12th.

Large Cliff Fall at West Bay.

July 7th 2018
At about 6.00 pm Saturday 7th July a devastating fire ran through St Michaels Trading Estate, Bridport. Twelve fire engines attended from Beaminster, Yeovil, Maiden Newton, Dorchester,  Seaton, Weymouth , Honiton & Westbourne. £3,000 was raised in twenty-four hours to help stricken artists get back on their feet...
To donate: search "Artists of St Michael's Studio" on Facebook.

And, for a full report, please click here...


June 10th 2018
A young visitor's remarkable find...
Photo: www.richardaustinimages.com


While in West Bay. May Bank Holiday Monday 7th 2018, we record the hottest on record!


By contrast..two months earlier and it happened at last! Thursday March 1st 2018.
Deep snow in Lyme and lasting for two days.
Broadstreet closed and an eery silence.
By Sunday March 4th hardly a trace remained....
Right hand image below, courtesy of Paul Starck


Below: Broadchurch Beach closed after large cliff fall.
June 29th 2017.

A large cliff face fall at West Bay East Beach in Dorset has covered the majority of the beach and taken away a section of the cliff path.

Westb Bay Cliff Fall...

To see all Lyme events in 2018, arranged by month, click here....


RECEPTION pupils at Burton Bradstock Primary School had an unexpected and exceptional learning experience when they met George the seal.
The children were on their weekly ‘welly walk’ around the village on March 21st when they went to Hive Beach and found a live seal.
Reception teacher, Claire Procter said: “We are used to finding lots of things to learn about each week in the hedgerows, fields, gardens and streams within easy reach of the school.
"But this was a very rare occurrence and one which took us all by surprise. We had lots of questions and it was fascinating to learn from the experts who were arriving and from our research when we returned to school".
[George remained on the beach all afternoon and much to the relief of the concerned onlookers, entered the sea at 6pm and headed south].

Cliff Collge

Emergency services were called to East Beach in West Bay at around 7.40pm on the evening of Tuesday 16th August 2016, after a kayaker witnessed the ‘medium to large’ fall from the water. Coastguard rescue teams from West Bay and Lyme Regis, the Coastguard search and rescue helicopter, Dorset Police, the NPAS police helicopter, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service and Devon and Somerset Urban Search and Rescue Team were all sent to the area to establish if anyone was caught in the cliff fall. South West Ambulance Service was also called to the scene.

Major Cliff Fall at Charmouth. Click here to read the full story in The Daily Telegraph for Tuesday 29th December 2015....

Click Here for a Detailed Events Listing.

Regent Cinema Fire

On Tuesday 22nd March 2016, a fire starting in the loft space and has destroyed Lyme's historic Art Deco Cinema, The Regent.
Note added April 21st: Sadly, and much to the general disgust of the town the premises was then burgled sometime around April 11th with the loss of valuable projection equipment.

The Full Story of the fire Tragedy Can be Read by Clicking Here.....


Coastguards called to investigate mystery object January 22nd 2016.

To read all about it...click here.....

Black Ven in August...

Black Ven in August

If you are planning a holiday in Lyme, or even just a brief visit, may we suggest you:

Click Here for the Up to Date 2018 Monthly Events List.

Also, the next Lyme Regis Fossil Festival will take place in 2019 (we hope).
For infomation, as it becomes available, please click on the link below....
(Volunteers always needed!)

Lyme Regis Fossil Festival.

New Coastal Protection Scheme..East Lyme Regis



The two images above, show author John Fowles' house "Belmont" in Lyme Regis, following a superb two year renovation by The Landmark Trust and now open to the public..

For a Full Description of the Restoration of Belmont Click Here.

Christmas Festivities.

And finally.....ah well....just another busy day in Lyme!
Looking up Broad Street from an upstairs window in Bell Cliff. The Royal Lion Hotel on the Right, The Three Cups Hotel on the left middle distance.

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