Who We Are
Liber AL is an online and mail-order bookseller and dealer in antiquarian books, artefacts & ephemera. Our primary focus is on second hand & new books, rare and limited editions. We specialise in religious, magical, esoteric, heretical, arcane, profane, subversive & dangerous works for open and enquiring minds.
We stock titles on such topics as religion, theology, philosophy, western mystery traditions, Kabbalah/Qabalah, Ordo Templi Orientis, A∴A∴, Thelema, The Golden Dawn, alchemy, hermeticism, rosicrucianism, magic, mysticism, theosophy, witchcraft, and subversive counter-culture.
The books I love are the ones that were, and sometimes still are, banned, burned, confiscated or censored. My personal weakness is for books on occult philosophy and magic, and in particular works related to British occultist Aleister Crowley (12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947) who led a somewhat extraordinary life during which he arguably courted notoriety and was labelled by the press of the time as “The Wickedest Man In The World”. This led to a rather two dimensional characterisation which is still being shaken off. Born to a wealthy Plymouth Brethren family in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, Crowley rejected this faith to pursue an interest in Western esotericism, poetry, and mountaineering and his influence is still felt today.
We are lucky to have the opportunity to own many of these books today, whether it’s a priceless early first edition, a beautifully bound modern limited edition or a simple trade paperback. I collect them, I treasure them and if you are brave enough, I’m ready to share them with you!
To view all our stock click on the SHOP link on the main menu. We also publish regular curated chronological catalogues, to view our latest click on the CURRENT CATALOGUE link.
To purchase an item simply click on the ADD TO CART button next to items you require and when you are ready click on the CHECKOUT option to proceed through to making payment. In both the shopping cart and at the checkout you will have the opportunity to see delivery options and costs. Complete the checkout to make payment via credit/debit card or Paypal.
A PROBLEM WITH YOUR ORDER?
We will endeavour where possible to provide a suitable remedy which may include a credit, exchange or refund. Please note any returns must be made within 14 days of receipt, please do not return items to our Manchester address, this address is maintained by a third party and does not accept parcels. Contact us before returning items and we will assist you.