Where Can I Buy Old Newspapers?

Wouldn't it be wonderful to have an original and authentic record of all the momentous events that happened on your birthdate? Well, now that is a possibility, thanks to the great work of Papers Past. We have thousands of newspapers in our archives, dating back as far as 1914. You can buy the newspaper for yourself or, even better, as a gift for that special person in your life. It's sure to provoke discussion of what life was like back in those days, and is something that can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Papers Past was founded by Ian Willsher in 1981 due to his passion for preserving these time capsules into our past, which were in danger of being destroyed after libraries began keeping newspapers on microfilm. Now he is assisted by his son Sam, and this dynamic duo can send your birthdate newspapers straight to your door, with despatch often possible on the same day as your order. When you contact us, Ian will check the stock for availability and get back to you within one hour - 9am to 9pm, seven days a week. We primarily stock The Times, which has always had a strongly British flavour.