Thornton's Bookshop
Established in Oxford in  1835
(Internet and mailorder sales only)

Member of the ABA 1906- 2019

4 generations of the Thornton Family 

Joseph Thornton: 1808 - 1891 
Founder of Thornton's Bookshop, Est. 1835

John Henry Thornton

John Henry Thornton in later years

Frederick Stanbury Thornton 

Frederick Stanbury Thornton older

John Thornton (left) after getting 
an honorary degree from 
Oxford University
One of the others in the picture is 
Blackwell's antiquarian Mr. East

Catalogue 200 (1915) 

Leaflet produced on the re-opening of the bookshop in 1983

Inside of this leaflet showing John (Jack) thornton at his desk in what was at the time one of the last so called counting houses in the U.K. It was destroyed during the renovations in 1983/1984.

Taunton's guide to Oxford