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

  • Improved 7C Brevier Clarendon edition now available in Black and Brown natural grain goatskin with gilt line inside and 32pp Allan notepaper
  • Brevier Clarendon Wide Margin bound in black or navy goatskin (5WM and new 5WM NB) and improved black buttero calfskin (7WM) available now
  • NIV Proclamation Bible now back in stock - limited quantities in black, brown, navy and red highland goatskin
  • NKJV Single Column text edition now available in black, brown and navy natural grain goatskin
  • Please note that the First Edition Purple Longprimer (53P) has now SOLD OUT

Getting in touch

Please note the following service bulletin from Royal Mail regarding deliveries via the Chicago postal hub: 

'The United States Postal Service (USPS) has recently advised us of operational difficulties at the Chicago port of entry which may result in delay to the delivery of international mail from other countries including some Royal Mail items. US Zip codes affected are, 4xxxx, 5xxxx,6xxxx and 7xxxx. Multiple local logistical and customs issues have resulted in this situation and USPS are working with all concerned to return services to normal. Royal Mail is also doing everything possible to minimise any further potential delay.'

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this ongoing issue and will continue to monitor the situation.

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
Tolworth
Surrey KT6 7EW 

tel +44 (0) 208 399 2352

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