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

  • Limited discounted stock of 63 Longprimer Sovereign in highland goatskin in black now available - and more new stock to come in 2022.
  • 62 Longprimer Sovereign bound in Meriva Calfskin now back in stock in black, navy blue, red and plum.
  • 52 Longprimer in Meriva Calfskin also in stock in black, navy, red and green and new 52P Purple 
  • NASB Readers in stock in six colours; last few Petrol Blue and Red Silverline available but selling fast!
  • NEW ESV New Classic Readers edition in Meriva calfskin available from late January

 Merry Christmas!  Christmas Office Closure

The office will be closed from Wednesday 22 December for the long Christmas break here in the UK, reopening on Tuesday 4 January 2022. Orders may still be placed on the website but will not be processed or charged until the office reopens.  Thank you for bearing with us as we catch up!

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers a peaceful Christmas and every blessing for the year ahead.


Christmas Last Order Dates 2021

For our standard free shipping, the last order dates for Christmas are as follows:

Australia, New Zealand  Wednesday 1 December

Far East              Sunday 5 December

Canada, USA, EU Wednesday 8 December

UK    Wednesday 15 December 


For embossing orders, please allow a further two weeks. 


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

Visits to our office and warehouse in Tolworth are currently suspended due to Covid 19; our apologies.