A little about us

Professional Books is a family of niche online bookshops and one of the leading independent suppliers of professional & technical books since the 1990's. We are a UK based, UK tax paying, family run business based in the heart of Devizes in rural Wiltshire - not some faceless multi-national conglomorate based "offshore" and as such, we are genuinely grateful for your business and will always "go the extra mile" for our customers.

100% Genuine Books - Guaranteed!

We work closely with a wide cross-section of publishers to ensure that every book we supply is a GENUINE copy and to certify this, we apply a small sticker to each book.

Publishers have reported issues with counterfeit copies being sold on Amazon MarketPlace, Ebay and other such sites. These books may look the same but the content may be incorrect. If you are suspicious about a book you have received from another supplier, we are happy to look at this for you and refer it back to the publishers for a decision.

Why Choose Professional Books?

As specialists in technical publications, we are 100% focussed on providing sole traders, students, corporates, training organisations & the education sector with a one-stop resource for everything you could need to keep up to date with the latest information.

  • Experts in technical publications
  • Prices checked every day
  • Lowest Price - Guaranteed
  • Fast same-day shipping on in-stock items
  • Helpful Customer Service Team
  • Trade Accounts welcome
  • Thousands of satisfied customers from around the world

Alongside thousands of satisfied online customers, we are also proud to count some of the largest public & private organisations in the UK amongst our corporate clients. We understand that reliability and speed of service is equally as important as price and over the last two decades we have built our reputation on delivering competitive prices and a truly personal service.

The Professional Books Team

Based in the heart of Devizes, the team is headed by our MD James Rapson. James has more than 20 years experience in book sales and online retailing. Jon Penn has acted as a Non-Exec Director for many years and provides the company with a wealth of business experience and corporate governance. Sue Hulse is the General Manager and responsible for running the business on a day-to-day basis, working alongside the rest of the team to ensure that customers get the best service and value.

Unlike some online retailers, we are always happy to speak to our customers and to help you put a name to a face, here we are! 


James Rapson, MD

James Rapson
Managing Director

Jon Penn

Sue Hulse
General Manager

Sarah Swift
Web Content

Heidi Lamb

Katchina Burr
Customer Service

George Rapson

Jordan Weekes
Warehouse Manager

The Office Dog


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Looking for volume discounts?

If you require five or more copies of any title, call us on

01380 820 003

and we will do our best to give you additional discounts