Welcome to The Hungerford Bookshop

We are an award-winning independent bookshop situated on Hungerford’s historic high street in the centre of the North Wessex Downs. We are easily reached by train or car (being just off the M4). 

Within our cosy shop you will find a large range of new releases, bestsellers, bookseller favourites, and timeless classics – all hand-picked and presented with care. We welcome families and children and encourage browsing (for little readers we have a big cushion on the floor for them to choose their book in comfort). 

Literary fiction, history and nature writing are all well represented, and we love to find quirky titles that you won’t discover in the chains. Downstairs is a treasure-trove full of second hand and antiquarian books.

If you can’t find the book you want then we can order it in for you. Most books will arrive the very next day. We can also post out countrywide direct from our supplier to the recipient – convenient if you would like to send a book to a friend.

Come to us, too, for our beautiful selection of art cards, gift wrap, mugs and prints, artisan notebooks and other bookish accessories. 

Though we are small in size we are at the very heart of our community and attract acclaimed writers such as Pam Ayres, Robert Harris, Alexander McCall Smith, Sir Max Hastings, and Sebastian Faulks in our regular author event programme. We also champion emerging writers, and books we just love and think you will too. Sign-up to our mailing-list to be kept in the loop.

As well as a loyalty card scheme we offer ‘browse by appointment’ sessions in November & December, or they can be bought as a gift by arrangement. For a very special present for a bibliophile then you might be tempted by our bespoke book subscription service.

We pride ourselves on giving a personal service stemmed from a love of reading and the desire to help you find the perfect book.

Need to talk books? Call us on 01488 683480

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