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

  • New stock of the Longprimer Sovereign #62 range just in. Includes a NEW colour for 2023 - a delicate light dove Grey #63GRY plus the addition of a Black Silver edition.
  • Longprimer #52 back in stock in black (red under gold), purple and red. Also NEW for 2023, a handsome black Silver Line edition, #52 BLK S and a striking Electric Blue with red ribbons, #52 EBL S.
  • Longprimer #53P (purple) back in stock; last few copies of the Longprimer #53 in black also available at a special discounted price.
  • NASB Readers in stock in Black (with red under gold), Bright Blue Silver LineRed Silver Line and back for 2023 Petrol Blue with original gold embossing and red under gold art gilding
  • ESV New Classic Readers back in stock in navy with red under gold art gilding and in purple with purple under gold art gilding. Also still available in black and navy highland goatskin with unique antiquarian style speckled page edges.  
  • Our pocket sized KJV Bible, the popular Ruby Reference, back in stock in the (new improved)#112 and the favourite #103 edition. 
  • The Ruby Reference also now comes in a NEW #102 edition in Meriva Calfskin in pink and light blue. Ideal as a Christening, Dedication or Baptism gift.
  • The adaptation of Crossway's now discontinued ESV Single Column Reference typesetting, exclusively developed and designed by R L Allan has almost sold out! Final discounted copies of the Black and Black Silver Line editions available.

 Christmas Last Order Dates

The last order dates for delivery by Christmas with our free shipping are as follows: 

Australia and New Zealand - Sunday 3 December

Far East - Sunday 3 December  

Canada, USA and EU - Wednesday 6 December

UK - Monday 18 December 

For embossing orders, please allow an additional 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


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.