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

  • All-new '43' Longprimer Thinline editions available for preorder soon
  • ESV New Classic Readers now available in Black and Brown
  • KJV Brevier Clarendon Wide Margin in Navy Blue now back in stock
  • Pocket-size Notebooks now available in a full range of colours, including Purple and Green
  • 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
  • Brevier Clarendon 7C in black, brown and navy blue available now

Getting in touch

30th July 2017: As many of you know, we have been away at a Christian camp with our church this past week. We returned on Saturday to find that there had been a flood at the R.L. Allan office during heavy rain. Thankfully, as all our Bibles are stored on raised shelving, not a single one has been damaged.

However, there has been damage underneath the floor which needs repairing, and this will cause some ongoing disruption.

Update 1st August 2017: Thank you for your prayers and good wishes. We have been able to send out a large number of orders today and are mostly caught up, but there will be some more disruption in the next couple of weeks as remedial works are undertaken to the building fabric.

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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