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

  • ESV Classic Reference now available with new wider semi-yapp
  • Allan Longprimer #43 Thinline, bound in Highland Goatskin, discounted stock now available in 5 colours
  • 62 Longprimer Sovereign available now, leather-lined in Meriva Calfskin with 4 colourways 
  • Brevier Clarendon 7 and 7C editions now available in natural grain goatskin, leather-lined

Merry Christmas!

The office will be closed from Friday 21 December, reopening on Thursday 3 January for the long Christmas and New Year 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. Thank you for bearing with us as we catch up!

We'd like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers every blessing for Christmas and the year ahead. 


Christmas Last Order Dates 

Standard Free Shipping

For Far East:  Monday 3 December

For Australia/New Zealand:  Tuesday 4 December

For Canada, USA and EU:  Sunday 9 December

For UK:  Monday 17 December


For embossing orders, the last date for international orders is Monday 19 November.   


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

Visits to our office and warehouse in Tolworth are by appointment only, usually on a Tuesday or Wednesday.  Please ring the office first to enquire.