About Us


You are welcome to visit our traditional 'bricks and mortar' shop at:


Treasure Chest Books
61 Cobbold Road
IP11 7BH

01394 270717


Opening Times - see main page


Martin & Helen Bott have been selling quality transport and related books & ephemera since 1997, both on the internet and from our original shop in Horwich, Bolton. In early 2013 we acquired the well known Treasure Chest Bookshop in Felixstowe, Suffolk, one of East Anglia's leading secondhand bookshops, which had then been selling a wide range of quality secondhand books for well over 30 years. All our specialist stock from Bolton was moved to Felixstowe and we are now able offer around 10,000 titles online and 55,000 books in our shop (plus a reserve stock of 20,000+ books).


Whilst it might be quick and efficient to search on-line, nothing is quite as enjoyable as browsing in a real secondhand bookshop - you just never know what you might turn up and we have lots of little 'gems' waiting for the right buyer!.


Our shop is located right in the heart of Felixstowe and easily found, 5 minutes walk from the Railway Station and just yards from The Crescent Public Car Park (£2.00 for 4 hours and with free toilets!).


The shop is a bit like the Tardis and is far bigger than it appears from outside - we have five rooms with over 55,000 quality books and our stock covers most subjects from cheap 50p paperbacks to fine antiquarian books. Most of our books are NOT listed on the internet, so we remain a paradise for the browser and bargain hunter - so why not come and pay us a visit? And while you're here there are lots of other things to see and do in the Felixstowe area - see our links.