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

  • Allan NASB Readers edition back in stock in Black, Navy Blue Silver Line, Brown and the last few Black Silver Line and Purple
  • 5WM Brevier Clarendon Wide Margin available now including new Black Silver Line and Purple editions
  • Allan Brevier Clarendon 7C now in stock, including Crimson Red Goatskin back by popular demand
  • Journals and Notebooks in stock in 6 different colours of highland goatskin, including purple with purple-under-gold page edges.

Merry Christmas!

The R L Allan office will be closed from Tuesday 22 December, reopening on Monday 4 January for the long Christmas break here in the UK.

Orders may still be placed on the website but will not be processed (or money taken) until the office reopens in January.  Thank you for bearing with us as we catch up.

We'd like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers a peaceful Christmas and every blessing for the year ahead. After a difficult year, we so appreciate your custom and encouragement and look forward to serving you in 2021. 


Christmas Last Order Dates for 2020 

For delivery by Christmas with our free shipping, our last order dates were as follows:

Australia/New Zealand Thursday 26 November

Far East Thursday 3 December 

Canada, USA and EU Sunday 6 December

UK Wednesday 16 December  

While we will continue to fulfil orders promptly in the run up to Christmas, delivery times, due to the ongoing disruption of the Covid 19 pandemic, are not guaranteed with our free shipping.

Please do get in touch with us by email about your order if you wish to enquire about expedited shipping which is available up to 16 December.


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.