Our bookshop and cafe are currently closed during the lockdown in England but we hope to reopen around 12th April in line with the government roadmap.
Our bookshop is located amongst the rolling hills of rural Somerset, UK. The cities of Bristol, Bath and Wells are all just 30 minutes away.
It’s crammed full of beautiful and bargain books on every available shelf. With such a vast array of subjects and sections it’s up to you to delve in and treasure hunt… hopefully you'll resurface after a few hours!
We also have a delicious on-site vegetarian cafe, cosy sofas and a log burner to keep you toasty in the winter. It’s the perfect place to sit back, relax, enjoy a coffee and some food and have a good read. So what are you waiting for? Come and say hello!
You can also browse our online database during your visit - this is the stock we keep in our warehouse and list for sale online. Just use one of the computers in the cafe to search, then ask a member of search to pick the book for you. It’s as easy as that.
And if you're looking for something extra special you can also peruse Darwin Rare Books; a handpicked selection of rare and collectable, old, hard to find or just fascinating and beautiful books.
Unit 1, Hallatrow Business Park, White Cross, Wells Road, Bristol, Avon BS39 6EX, United Kingdom
We are conveniently on the Wells road between Bristol to Wells at the junction of the A37 and A39. Turn onto the A39 at the Whitecross traffic lights between Temple Cloud and Farrington Gurney and drive right in.
376: BRISTOL <-> WELLS/STREET via Pensford – every 30 minutes. Ask the driver for the White Cross bus stop, we are a short walk from there.
179: BATH <-> HALLATROW via Farmborough. This bus is less regular. Ask the driver when it stops at Hallatrow bus stop, we are a short walk from there.
Check the Firstbus website to plan your journey.
More than Books
We share our space with Oriental Rugs of Bath who present the highest quality oriental handmade rugs and accessories that are beautifully displayed in their shop upstairs. We also have an exquisite selection of framed prints by the renowned English wood engraver and author Gwen Raverat. You can buy the beautiful paper art creations and handmade gifts by Orinoko craft.