The Charles Williams Library

Collector's hardback editions of Charles Williams' best-loved work.

Finally: modern, hardback editions of Williams' most compelling, accessible writing — in handsome editions that are worth collecting and sharing.

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About Charles Williams

Williams was a 20th-century British author who wrote novels, poetry, plays, theology, and criticism. His entire career was spent at the Oxford University Press, but he's best known today for his friendship with The Inklings, a group of Oxford writers that included J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.
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Designed & Printed with Care

A printing of Williams that's worth collecting and sharing.

The Williams Library editions are hardbound, with cloth covers and foil stamping on the covers.

Inside, you'll find modern typography in the best bookmaking tradition. Printed in pure black with bright spot colors.

They're sized right in the sweet spot: easy in the hand but a respectable presence on the bookshelf.

We've included generous margins for a comfortable reading experience, and room for exclamations, arguments and protestations.

☜ The Novels of Charles Williams ☞

The Place of the Lion

Platonic ideals invade an English suburb.


War in Heaven

The Holy Grail is found in a church. An archdeacon gives chase.


Many Dimensions

A time-traveling Stone of Suleimon appears, along with a villain.

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Descent Into Hell

A haunting doppelgänger, an amateur play, and a noose.

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All Hallows Eve

The recently dead and a painting that might be too accurate.

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The Greater Trumps

The original deck of Tarot cards is found, and coveted.

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Shadows of Ecstasy

A possibly immortal leader comes to England from Africa.

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