About Us

Kay Books was originally a small family-run High Street bookshop in Boston, Lincolnshire, UK. Dr and Mrs Allday (my parents) ran this business from 1975-83.  I worked in it along with a brother and a sister, among other staff.  After the business was bought by a local department store the name 'Kay Books' disappeared.  My father also began Richard Kay Publications whose titles include a series of, The History of Boston, booklets.

In November 2007, I re-launched Kay Books as an online bookshop, initially to sell Richard Kay's publications, in the worldwide market.  I have gradually found and introduced more titles from other publishers who I feel offer books of a similar nature and am pleased to say we now list over 335 different titles, with more being added all the time. 

In 2012, my father, then aged 87, passed his publishing business to me and I continue to publish, keeping alive his desire to preserve local history that may otherwise have been lost.  Each book has some connection to Lincolnshire though in one or two instances this is a little tenuous!

In the autumn of 2013 (following a personal move to Guernsey) I began to widen our selection to begin to offer titles that cover some of the enormous amount of history surrounding the Channel Islands, beginning with The Occupation and the German-built fortifications.  The latter being part of the Atlantic Wall project (the fortification of the British Channel Islands, which were occupied by Nazi Germany from 30 June 1940 to 9 May 1945).  The only Nazi concentration camps on British soil were operated by the Organisation 'Todt' (OT) in Alderney.   Out latest additions include Guernsey Green about Bill Green, a fascinating character born in St Peter Port in 1909, Occupation Reviews of the Channel Islands and a fascinating Festung Guernsey book "German Tunnels in Guernsey, Alderney and Sark.

There is an active Blog page on the website where news of Lincolnshire events, interesting facts and updates about our books will appear.I do hope visitors will contribute to this with their own news, sending reviews about books they have enjoyed from the site or comments of any kind etc. If you would like to subscribe to regular updates please use the 'contact us' form and request this.

I am always delighted to receive feedback/contributions from visitors. If you would like to contact me please feel free to email me, through the 'contact us' form, or directly at: becky.elliott@kaybooksonline.co.uk - or write to: Mrs R J Elliott, T/a Kay Books, c/o 166 London Road, Boston, Lincs.     PE21 7HQ

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Lincolnshire Railways (Stennett)

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All Things Lincolnshire

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Memories of Bargate in Boston

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Perry's Official Guide to Guernsey

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Tennyson Poems in Lincolnshire Dialect - CD

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Lincolnshire Railways (Squires)

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Just Douglas: A Navigator's Story

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The History of Boston

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German Tunnels, in Guernsey, Alderney and Sark

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The Lincolnshire Wolds

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They Spread Their Wings: Six courageous airmen in combat.

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Uphill Lincoln II: The North-Eastern Suburbs

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Excellent present - a diary with a voucher included

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Aircraft made in Lincoln

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Born into Poverty

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Story of a Lanc - NX611 - Just Jane

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Tales of a Gravedigger Vol 1

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Birds of the Bailiwick

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The Channel Islands

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Lincoln's Castle, Bail and Close

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Guernsey Green

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A Town Remembers (Volume 3, Part 1)

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Sylvia Pankhurst - Everything is possible. DVD

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Festung Alderney; The German Defences of Alderney

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Frithville to Fricourt – and Back

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A Lincolnshire Journey

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Channel Island Occupation Review No. 26

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The German Occupation of the Channel Islands

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Channel Island Occupation Review No. 22

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Channel Island Occupation Review No. 40

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Grimsby - Making The Town

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Ruskington: As I Remember It

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The Little Book of Lincolnshire by Lucy Wood

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Lincolnshire: A century on Film. Reel One ? A New Century

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Bonneville – Go or Bust

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A selection of views in the county of Lincoln

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Crimson Skies

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Eastern Hospitals and English Nurses

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The Scandal of Nathaniel Thorold

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Bomber Command. The Victoria Cross Raids

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Lincolnshirics

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A Guernseyman Goes to War

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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The History & Archaeology of Jethou

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The Lincolnshire Seaside

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Lincolnshire's Farm Animals. A Brief History

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Boston, Lincolnshire. Historic North Sea port and market town

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Lincolnshire Natives and Others

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Beautiful Guernsey

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Lincolnshire Villains: Rogues, Rascals and Reprobates

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Katherine Swynford

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A Sailor's Tale

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Lincolnshire Bells and Bellfounders

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Swineshead at War

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Lincolnshire A Dog Walker's Guide.

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Sir Joseph Banks - Rooted in Lincolnshire

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For Better For Worse

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The Military Airfields of Britain, East Midlands

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Monk's Road: Lincoln's East End through time.

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Lincolnshire Murder & Crime

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Heroes of Bomber Command Lincolnshire

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A Century of Golf at Woodhall Spa

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British Motorcycle Racing Circuits

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Images of Lincolnshire Farming by Alan Stennett

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Iron in the Blood by Fred Pope

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Beetroot for Breakfast! Tales from the Land Girls of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

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