A Little About Us

Professional Books Office In Devizes

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!

Although it is hard to believe, counterfeit books are becoming an increasingly common problem. These books may look the same but the content may be incorrect or out of date. 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 & stolen copies being sold on Amazon MarketPlace, Ebay, ABE Books and other such sites.  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! 

  • James Rapson - Managing Director
  • John Penn - Director
  • Sue Hulse - General Manager
  • Sarah Swift - Content Manager
  • Katchina Burr - Customer Service
  • Nell Cathcart-James - Administration
  • Jordan Weekes - Warehouse Manager