Now that all the Halloween fun is over (did you read our spooky book recs?) we're full speed ahead toward Christmas. With our Christmas Fayre taking place on the 23rd of this month, the festive season starts early for us at Bookbarn. We're shopping for decorations, we're making Christmas playlists, and most importantly, we're filling up the shop with beautiful cards and gifts.

Sometimes, it can be really, really hard to find the perfect gift. Whether you've got a fussy granddad, a picky sister or you just desperately want to show the people you love how awesome they are, it can seem like there's never the perfect present.

We're here to help! Or at least try our very best to. We've got a brilliant selection of Christmas cards, bookish gifts, and beautiful vintage or brand new books in store this year.

We will also be running an order in system. If you can't find the book you're looking for, we'll order it in for you and you can either pop back in to collect it (and have a winter warmer from the cafe while you're at it) or we can send it straight to your doorstep.

Anyway, let us do our best to inspire your Christmas shopping...


Vintage books are an excellent gift to give, with their beautiful covers and the history between their pages.


We've got a huge selection of local interest books in store from Tangent Books, Bristol Books and STORGY, subjects ranging from football legends to stone carving, from cider making to collections of short stories. 


Everybody loves a classic, and we've got tons of them. If you have Jane Austen fanatic or a Charles Dickens lover in your life, a copy of their favourite title might be the perfect gift for them. 


Mugs, notebooks, handmade journals - you name it, we've got it. Our range of bookish gifts is available in store now. 


Our atrium is filled with gift inspo, including brand new releases and staff picks - chosen especially to inspire your Christmas shopping. 


Why not treat your loved ones to a tasty veggie or vegan meal in The Full Stop Cafe? Nothing better than spending the day amongst the books and stopping for a tasty snack. 

Keep an eye on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see more of our #giftinspo posts. Every day throughout December we'll be sharing beautiful books, christmas cards and other special products to inspire your shopping.

And lastly, don't forget that you can search our vast range of books online right here, we ship all over the world.

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