I’m an antique book collector.

First and foremost – I love antique books. I love the histories they embody, and the stories they tell – not just the ones written within them.

I grew up in London, surrounded by some of the world’s most historically rich places, including book shops. My favorite haunt as a kid was Davenport’s Magic, the oldest such shop anywhere on earth.

My book collecting began there at Davenport’s, with carefully selected volumes on card magic and legendary magicians. The shop’s proprietors were magicians and antique book collectors themselves. Their mentorship and passion for the history of magic and literature from the past lit a fire in me at that young age – to this day, I still love to practice card mechanics and collect magic books on this topic.

In 2010, after many years of working as a professional chef, I decided it was time to hang up my apron. I got out of the kitchen and into the library. I formed my own antique book dealership in England piece by piece, gradually amassing a clientele based all over the globe.

When I relocated to the United States in 2014, I brought my business with me, establishing Regency Antique Books in Phoenix, Arizona. Here in America, I’ve gotten to broaden my horizons and meet an entire nation full of so many other folks who love antique books just as much as I do.

I hope to get to know you, too!

Christopher Nabil,
Regency Antique Books

I love collecting antique books just as much as I love dealing with fellow collectors all over the world.

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