Henry Pordes has been a famous name in the book trade industry for more than 50 years. A bookseller, wholesaler, and publisher of learned periodicals, academic titles, and Jewish books, the family business opened in 1983 at Charing Cross Road in London, a location renowned for its second-hand bookshops. Henry Pordes Books Ltd. specializes in antiquarian books as well as books on art, literature, history, science, and medicine.
Following the death of Henry Pordes in 1998, the company was taken over by his daughter Nicole and his son-in-law Gino Della-Ragione. Today it remains an old-fashioned shop with old-fashioned methods but with modern awareness.