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About us

Gustave David (G. David), a thirty-six-year-old Parisian, began buying and selling books on the Cambridge Market in 1896. As the business grew, Gustave soon expanded and opened a bookshop with his son Hubert David in St Edward’s Passage, where you’ll find us today.

The market stall ceased trading in 1981 but David's continued to flourish at the shop in St Edward’s Passage. Today the business is run by Gustave’s great grandson David Asplin and his business partner Neil Adams.

David joined the firm in 1968 and Neil in 1979 – a total of over 100 years’ experience of bookselling in Cambridge between them!

David’s bookshop has become a Cambridge institution attracting book lovers and collectors from across the globe. Make sure you come and visit us soon. We look forward to welcoming you into our shop.

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