Buying my books: order form and retail outlets

Buying my books (new ones)

The new and substantially updated and revised edition of my biography of Allen Clarke is now available. Allen Clarke (‘Teddy Ashton’) – Lancashire’s Romantic Radical will sell at £18.99 in shops. However, I’m doing a special offer of £15 with free local delivery around Bolton, or add £3 for UK postage, if you buy direct from me.

The first launch event was at Bolton Library on Saturday September 25th, more events are planned during the Autumn, including one in Blackpool, hopefully.

See below for how to/where to…if you have any queries just ring me on 07795 008691. Sometimes I can do free local delivery if you’re within easy cycling distance of Bolton! (for me, about 5

Get free local delivery by The Bolton Bicycling Bokshop!

miles…). You can also call round and collect from 109 Harpers Lane Bolton BL1 6HU (ring first to check I’m in). See separate page for second-hand books – mostly railways, local and politics.

Click on this link to get an order form in word for published books.

Lancashire Loominary Order Form Autumn 2021

The Works normally costs £12.99 but is on offer at £6 to the end of this year. I can do the ‘Moorlands’ book and ‘The Works’ for £20. These prices include free local delivery (within roughly 6 miles of Bolton). Please enquire for postage charge or see order form (click on link above).


A new initative is this attractive (well I think so) facemask, proclaiming Bolton as being in Lancashire! I’m donating all proceeds to local charities: Bolton Hospice, Homeless Aid,  and Bolton NICE. They cost £6 (they’re really good quality, 3-ply, and adjuistable). Add £2 for postage. ALL GONE – but might do more if there is interest. Let me know

Bolton and Walt Whitman

The amazing story of Bolton’s links to the great American poet and singer of ‘comradeship and sensuality’, Walt Whitman, is told in my book With Walt Whitman in Bolton: sprituality, sex and socialism in a Northern Milltown. Normally seels at £10. I’m doing a special offer of £6 per copy (plus postage if not local), or £10 for this and The Works.

I’m selling copies of the excellent Poetry from the Platform, published by Bolton Station Community Partnership, at £5. All sales go to the station partnership which is developing the superb Platform 5 Gallery at the station.

I also have a few copies of my Settle-Carlisle Railway, published by Crowood, price £24 plus £3 postage.

Send to 109 Harpers Lane, Bolton BL1 6HU with cheque for total amount made to ‘Paul Salveson’. If paying by BACS the account details are:
Dr P S Salveson sort code 53-61-07 A/C no. 23448954.    Please email  to let me know you’ve paid, not forgetting your address!

I’m happy to sign books, but please let me know if you want that (and to whom, if you want a specific dedication)

Support your local shop!

My books including Moorlands, Memories and Reflections are on sale at the following outlets:

Pendle Heritage Centre, Barrowford

Bunbury’s Real Ale Shop, 397 Chorley Old Road, Bolton

A Small Good Thing, 29 Church Road Bolton

The Wright’s Reads Bookshop, Winter Hey Lane, Horwich

Books and Bygones, 8 Clifford St. Chorley (behind bus station)

Smethurst’s Newsagents, Markland Hill, Bolton

The Pike Snack Shack, George’s Lane, Horwich

The Velo (Twin Lakes) Cafe, Croston

Justicia Fair Trade Shop, Knowsley St. Bolton

George Kelsall Booksellers, 22 Church St. Littleborough

Carnforth Bookshop

Ebb and Flo, Chorley

Books and Bygones, Chorley

(hope to add more to the list soon, if you’re a shop and would like to stock my books please ring me 07795 008691)

KINDLE EDITION available at £14.99 – go straight to it here: