Spitfire Books offers a superb selection of books and flying memorabilia signed by some of the most distinguished pilots in aviation history.

Here you will find books and collectables from the early pioneering days of the Wright Brothers, through the two world wars to the incredible exploits of the test pilots of the post war era and the space race.

Books signed by ‘The Few’ of the Battle of Britain and ‘The Many’ of Bomber Command; by aces such as Douglas Bader, ‘Johnnie’ Johnson and Erich Hartmann; by inventors like Frank Whittle and Barnes Wallis; by legendary test pilots including Chuck Yeager, Roland Beamont, and Brian Trubshaw.

It is very special to own a book, knowing that the author or subject once held the very same copy as he signed it for a friend, a relative or perhaps just for a stranger at a bookshop or airshow.

Your Choice

  • If you are a serious aviation book collector we will have something special for your library.
  • If you are an aviation enthusiast we will have something that you would love to add to your collection.
  • If you are looking for a special gift for an aviation buff then we will help you to choose the perfect present.
  • If you don’t see exactly what you are looking for, then please ask as only a tiny part of our stock is listed here.


If you have spotted a book or other collectable that you would like to buy, then please see the ‘How to Purchase’ box in the bottom banner. As we normally only have one copy of each item, please contact us to confirm availability and we will take it from there.

We would love to hear from you if you would like to discuss aviation book collecting, find specific books, authenticate signatures, provide valuations or other related matters.

Thanks for visiting Spitfire Books and we hope you found something of interest. Come back soon as we add new stock frequently.