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 beautiful, high quality, hand-finished leather Bibles. 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

  • NIV Classic Reference back in stock with NEW bright colours for 2024. Small amounts of new stock available now to order in Light Blue and Orange. Bubblegum Pink and Bright Green to follow later in April.
  • Longprimer Sovereign #63 back in stock in classic Black with red under gold page edges. Plus NEW for 2024, two sumptuous #63 Speckled Page edge editions in Black and Navy. Small amount of initial stock available to order now.
  • Our exclusive adaptation of Crossway's now discontinued ESV Single Column Reference typesetting is back in stock. Available in Black and NEW for 2024 Black Silver Line with Purple Liner. Final few discounted copies of the First Edition Red Silver Line edition still available but selling fast!
  • New stock of the Longprimer Sovereign #62 range is in. Includes a NEW colour for 2023 - a delicate light dove Grey #63GRY plus the addition of a Black Silver line edition.
  • Longprimer #52 back in stock in black (red under gold), purple and red. Also NEW Black Silver Line edition  and striking Electric Blue with red ribbons.
  • NASB Readers (1995) in stock in Black with purple linerBright Blue Silver Line and Red Silver Line.
  • The Ruby Reference now comes in a popular #102 edition in Meriva Calfskin in pink and light blue. Ideal as a Christening, Dedication or Baptism gift.

Office Closure Mon 27 May

The office will be closed for the late spring public holiday here in the UK on Monday 27 May. Orders can be placed as usual on the website but will not be processed or charged until we reopen. Thank you for bearing with us as we catch up!

Getting in Touch

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


Please note that as a mail order business, we are unable to welcome visitors to our office and warehouse, which are wholly dedicated to shipping our Bibles worldwide.  We do not have a display area or shop.