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We like to keep things interesting here at BBI by hosting exciting, unusual and interactive literary events in our unique space. Keep your eyes peeled for our regular light hearted literary quiz nights. We have also opened our doors to poetry, theatre, storytelling, music and we provide activities for children during school holidays.

We’re happy to consider your events too. If you would like to use our space please contact us.


Regular Knitting / Crochet Group

Sessions will be Wednesday mornings from next week (8th February) from 10.00 - 12.00.

The group is open to all abilities...whether you've knitted wardrobes for your entire family or you're just starting out and need some encouragement, please join us. No booking needed.

The aim is to make new friends, and support each other through knitting/crocheting projects.

Tea/cake will be available from the Full Stop Café.


Creative Ink Writing Group

Sessions will be Monday mornings, 10.00 - 12.00.

All are welcome to this weekly creative writing group. 

Meeting weekly in the Full Stop Cafe, this group get together to provide inspiration and positive support for each other's writing projects.

No commitment is required - the group runs on a drop in and drop out kind of basis. 


Poetry Evenings

Sessions are on the third Tuesday of every month (excluding December) from 6.45pm - 8pm.

Poems read in the round - a place to listen to each other's work, discuss and share with like-minded others.

Upcoming events



Past events

The Bookshop Band 8th March 7pm

The Bookshop Band are Beth Porter and Ben Please.
They write songs inspired by books, and play them in bookshops.

We are thrilled to have them back for another beautiful evening performance in the barn!

Drinks and refreshments available at The Full Stop Café.

£10 - in advance or on the door. The ticket price also includes a digital download. 

Booking available by phone 01761 451333 or from the front desk.

The Bookshop Band 8th March


Winter Fayre Thursday November 17, from 4pm.

We’re pleased to announce we will be hosting our first ever BBI Winter Fayre this November, Thursday 17th from 4pm.

Come along and browse a fabulous variety of local stalls ranging from ceramics to artisan toys, delicious homemade chutneys to vintage records. We’ve drafted in craftspeople from in and around the Somerset area for a wonderful winter fayre to remember.

It’s the perfect place to find that Christmas gift you’ve been looking for, or simply to have a nice family night out. Come and join us for some festival fun – with warming drinks and refreshments available from The Full Stop Cafe.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Hug with Bath Theatre Royal September 6th 2016 an interactive theatrical experience

The Hug with Bath Theatre Royal September 6th 2016 an interactive theatrical experience
















The Bookshop Band returned on the May 4th 2016 at 7pm

This fantastic picture was taken during a photoshoot staged at Bookbarn International


















The John Maybey Trio Live at the barn November 26th 2015

The John Maybey Trio Live at the barn November 26th 2015 















Survival of the coolest ‘A Darwin tells all’ with improvisation by tenor saxophonist Ray Stephens November 19th 2015

















Look out for regular light-hearted literary Quiz nights



Unit 1 Hallatrow Business Park, White Cross, Wells Road, Bristol, Avon, BS39 6EX, United Kingdom

Shop / Vendors - 01761-451-333
Orders / Customer Care / Admin - 01761-451-777

Opening Times 

Mondays to Saturdays 10 - 6
Café 10 - 5 with hot food 10 - 4.

Sundays 11 - 5
Café 11 - 4 with hot food 11 - 3

Bank Holidays 11 - 5
Café 11 - 4 with hot food 11 - 3

We are closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Easter Sunday


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