Bookshops of the West of England

Nothing equals the attraction of walking into a bookshop in an English country town; the door closes, traffic silenced, rows and rows of beautiful books, ‘Just take as long as you like’.  Browsing idly, a book is chosen and a second book, then a move to other shelves passing military history, healthy living; almost picked up ‘Great Dogs I have Loved’ then spotted ‘Local Interest’.  After another hour arms aching from five books, it is time to pay, a friendly chat, yes see you again, quite soon I expect.

But we have all missed our book shops during the Covid Famine.  How many of them will re-open?  Let’s work to ensure they all do, has a list of addresses of one hundred bookshops throughout the West of England and plan to circulate our details to all of them.  Are you a retailer? Want a free mention? Having difficulty ordering White Clyffe?

The interactive map will show the location of your bookshop and contact details if you decide to email this information to Our readers will also be able to visit your website if you provide the address, perhaps leading to an instant purchase.

Bridge Books

Bridge Books, Okehampton Street, Exeter, UK

Hungerford Bookshop

Hungerford Bookshop, High Street, Hungerford, UK

Madhatter Books

Madhatter Bookshop, Mill Street, Wantage, UK

The Snug Bookshop Café

The Snug Bookshop & Cafe, East Quay, Bridgwater, UK

Brendon Books

Brendon Books, Old Brewery Buildings, Bath Place, Taunton TA1 4ER

Hunting Raven Books

Hunting Raven Books, Cheap Street, Frome, UK

The Dorset Bookshop

The Dorset Bookshop, East Street, Blandford Forum, UK

The Last Bookshop

The Last Bookshop, Park Street, Bristol, UK

Topping & Company

Topping & Company Booksellers of Bath, 3 Bladud Buildings, The Paragon, Bath BA1 5LS

The White Horse Bookshop

The White Horse Bookshop, 136 High Street, Marlborough SN8 1HW

Devizes Books

Devizes Books, Handel House, Sidmouth Street, Devizes SN10 1SS

Waterstones, Salisbury

Waterstones, 7-9 High Street Salisbury, SP1 2NJ

Waterstones, Chippenham

Waterstones, 29 The Borough Parade, Chippenham SN15 3WL

Yellow-Lighted Bookshop


A wonderful bookshop in the centre of the town.