5th October 2018
The (ab)use of the pun in the titles of sports books: The use of puns in the titles of sports books, particularly biographies, is nothing new. 1951 gave us Plum Warner’s “Long Innings” and Jim Laker’s “Spinning Round The World”, and so a new tradition was established. Ever since these early attempts at punnery any […]
13th September 2018
Two huge cricket records at the Oval smashed by two different cricketers and best friends in the last Test match before one of them retires from international cricket…it reads like a plot of a corny cricket novel. But, as we all know, James Anderson and Alastair Cook made it happen in the latest Test match, […]
23rd August 2018
Sportspages’ New Stock catalogue is packed with rare items and sports memorabilia, detailing iconic and extraordinary sports events. We were spoilt for choice when we tried to choose a few to highlight. In the end we plumped for three extraordinary football matches. In each of them a team finished with a result football teams can […]
SPORTSPAGES at www.sportspages.com is the only website of its kind offering thousands of sports books and items of sporting memorabilia on every sport. We inherited our name from the legendary sports bookshop in London, off the Charing Cross Road, which sadly closed in 2006. The original shop, Sportspages’ remit was to sell sports books, newspapers and fanzines on as broad a range of sports as possible. John Gaustad, the Sportspages’ shop’s founder, is said to have launched it in 1985 after he was unable to find any sports books about his beloved All Blacks in London.
We took over the Sportspages name in 2007 with the same sense of aspiration to show case as broad and as deep a range of sports books and sports memorabilia as possible. We certainly have the All Blacks covered in honour of John Gaustad and so many of our customers too.
The present Sportspages is based in Farnham and run by Magnus Bowles, who has an encyclopaedic knowledge of sports history and is always on the hunt for another rare sports book or piece of sports memorabilia. We have an extremely wide selection of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanacks, including many of the rarest editions. As well as cricket, football and rugby, we stock items on a huge range of other sports too: golf, boxing, tennis, winter sports, all Olympic sports, curling, croquet and more.
Our stock of sports books and sports memorabilia is constantly being updated so if you can’t find what you’re looking for on www.sportspages.com, it’s well worth calling us to see if we have it or can trace it for you.
We issue regular themed and New Stock e-Catalogues encompassing all sports. To receive these, register your name, email address and areas of interest on our Homepage.
We are also always interested in buying new stock, so please get in touch if you have items to sell, whether it’s a single item or a complete collection. We are happy to offer quotations over the phone but it’s always helpful to provide information via email with a picture if possible. We look forward to hearing from you