Welcome to R L Allan - www.bibles-direct.com

Since 1863, R.L. Allan & Son Publishers have been producing and selling our own exclusive Allan range of high quality, hand-finished leather Bibles - Bibles which are both beautiful and durable. They are perhaps the finest leather-bound Bibles you can buy.

We offer a wide variety of calfskin and natural grain goatskin editions of the revered and much-loved Authorized King James Version Bible using vintage Oxford University Press typesettings, alongside a select range of reference editions of the most popular modern English language Bible versions in our trademark highland goatskin bindings.

We also have the Cambridge range of fine leather Bibles available to purchase.

Allan's offer a wide range of Bible translations, handbound in the finest leather

  • Superb leather bindings
  • Traditional craftsmanship
  • The best range of Bible versions
  • Personal service
  • Free delivery worldwide

Latest News

New Products and Bindings

  • New 62 Longprimer Sovereign available now, leather-lined in Meriva Calfskin with 6 colourways available
  • Brevier Clarendon 7 and 8 now back in stock
  • NASB Readers Bible in natural grain goatskin now available in 6 colours
  • Ruby Reference 103 edition now available in natural grain black goatskin, leather-lined
  • Brevier Clarendon Wide Margin bound in black or navy goatskin (5WM and 5WM NB) and improved black buttero calfskin (7WM) available now

Merry Christmas!

The office will be closed from Friday 22 December for the  Christmas and New Year break, reopening on Wednesday 3 January. Orders may be placed as usual but will not be processed (or money taken) until we reopen.  

We'd like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers every blessing for Christmas and the New Year


Christmas Last Order Dates

Our last order dates for delivery by Christmas with our free shipping are as follows:

  • Far East:  Thursday 30 Novembe
  • Australia and New Zealand: Sunday 3 December
  • Canada, USA and the EU:  Sunday 10 December
  • UK:  Sunday 17 December
For embossing orders, please allow an additional two weeks.



Contact details  

Our usual office hours are Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm British time (normally 5 hours ahead of US ET/Canadian East coast, 8 hours ahead of US PT/Canadian west coast, and 9 or 11 hours behind Sydney, Australia depending on the time of year).

You can email us at info@bibles-direct.co.uk, or individually using first names plus the same web address.

Here are our address and phone number: 

R L Allan & Son Publishers Ltd
Thorogood House
34 Tolworth Close
Surrey KT6 7EW 

tel +44 (0) 208 399 2352

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