|The Illustration Art Gallery|
The Book Palace
020 8768 0022
(+44 20 8768 0022)
How do I make an order?
We accept orders worldwide here online and also by , phone, post and visit. Our contact details are shown below. Use the Quick Search box (top right) to find items by title, artist, author, topic, ISBN or product code; or use our Popular Searches half-way down left hand column, or just browse using the links on every page.
To order online, just click Buy next to any item(s) that you wish to buy. To complete your order click View Cart or Checkout near top right of the page and fill in your name, address, and payment details as needed. Your order is sent when you press the Finish button at the end of the order. You can check, change or cancel your order by clicking View Cart at any time.
How can I pay?
We offer our Easy Payment Plan (timed payments) to help you to secure your favourite art or books by paying in easy instalments at no extra cost. All art and books priced over £250 (approx $400 or 300) can be paid for in up to 6 monthly instalments without fees or interest.
Example A: cost of art £600 so pay deposit of £100 then 5 monthly payments of £100
Example B: cost of books £250 so pay deposit of £84 then 2 monthly payments of £83
Your item(s) will be sent to you on completion of final payment. For more information please email us or telephone us on 020 8768 0022 (+ 44 20 8768 0022) for more details.
Condition of art, books and magazines
We sell mostly brand new and some rare secondhand books. All our books and magazines listed for sale are New - unopened and unread/unused - unless individually described otherwise. Our art is in good condition (unless mentioned otherwise in its description) and has been used to illustrate the book, magazine, graphic novel, newpaper, etc that it was originally created for.
Please note that dimensions (sizes) given for art and books are approximate.
What is 'illustration' art?
This is the artwork - usually a painting or drawing - specifically created to illustrate a book, magazine (from Look and Learn to Playboy! ), graphic novel and comic (also called comic book and bande dessinée), newspaper strip, poster and animated film.
It includes book and magazine covers, famous newspaper strips such as Rupert Bear, Andy Capp, L'il Abner, Terry and the Pirates and Modesty Blaise, as well as the art for many iconic comic books and graphic novels as divers as Batman, The Beano, Judge Dredd, The Trigan Empire, and numerous Film and TV series and spin-offs such as Terrahawks, Sapphire and Steel and Dr Who, to name but a few ...
It also includes the animation cels and paintings/drawings used to create animated cartoon films, including such studios as Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros and Aardman.
What is 'original' art?
Each work of art that we describe as Original is exactly that - the unique work of art (for example the watercolour painting or the pen and ink drawing) created by the artist for the printer or publisher to illustrate a book, comic, newspaper strip, graphic novel, magazine, film animation, poster, album cover, etc.
So each piece of original art that we offer is truly unique and "one-of-a-kind" and may bear the artist's signature.
We also offer limited edition prints - that is, printed reproductions of an original work of art - and these are always clearly described as a Print in the title and description.
Can I visit you?
Yes, we welcome visitors to our premises in south east London, UK, which is open to visitors Monday - Friday, 10am - 4:30pm (10:00 - 16:30). It is helpful to contact us in advance of your visit so that we can confirm the availability of any items that may be of interest to you.
Our address is:
The Book Palace
London SE19 3AP
Telephone: 020 8768 0022 (+44 20 8768 0022 from outside UK)
Art images on the website may display a watermark. Of course, none of the art we supply contains this watermark, which is only found on our website images. Rest assured that no original paintings, drawings nor prints have been watermarked physically! Please contact us if you wish to view an item without the watermark and we will be happy to send you the image without any watermark.
Will there be any customs charges/duties?
You may need to pay customs fees, import duties and taxes charged by your country once the shipment reaches you. We have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary from country to country and we recommend you contact your local customs office for further information. There are no customs duties on goods within the EU and customs duties for many countries on books and comics are kept low or zero.
We buy your art, books and comics
We buy your art, books and comics. Any quantity considered. No collection too large or too small.
Every year we buy thousands of original artworks (NOT prints), books and comics, including graphic novels, art books, magazines, British comics, American comics and art. We can arrange collection of any size. If you have any books or comics for sale, please
If you have a question that is not answered here please and we will answer you directly.
This site is constantly updated, so don't miss out on our latest books and artwork!