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Possible the smallest bookshop in the UK. But it packs a lot in, and we felt obliged to buy 2 books... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
kapple999
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Bromley, United Kingdom
Charming Well Stocked Bookstore

I love to visit local booksellers. Great selection of books that take place in Cornwall as well as... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Antoinette T
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this bookshop one afternoon upon recommendation to buy Soggy books. Had the misfortune to witness the Scottish woman who works fondling a chap behind the counter and discussing closing the shop and going upstairs for sex again. My wife was mortified and so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Roving785538
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Possible the smallest bookshop in the UK. But it packs a lot in, and we felt obliged to buy 2 books to help keep this lovely little place afloat. When we went into another [clothes] shop further along, during general chit-chat they asked had we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank kapple999
Reviewed 15 July 2018

I love to visit local booksellers. Great selection of books that take place in Cornwall as well as other books. Was impressed with number of signed editions. Quaint, charming store that is lovely to browse in.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

The St Ives Bookseller holds a special place in my heart, it has been in the same location for many years, every time I visit St Ives I am compelled to visit this little book shop.It is small but has a great choice of books...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Diddy12013
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

This is the place to go for a superb selection of books, and service to match. We are so lucky to have a bookshop like this in town.

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank mou5e
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Brilliant bookshop, obviously well loved. I found the perfect book for my holiday reading: 'The Travelling Cat Chronicles' by Hiro Arikawa. Staff were pleasant and helpful. Thank you!

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Gill A
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Lovely little shop full of interesting books, a great section of books about the local area too well worth a visit

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank janwT2714TR
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Quite a small bookshop but it makes the most of its space to cram everything in. There is a good kids section and a local interest section. There are also often a number of signed copies of local kids books which make a nice present...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank GAlsager
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Nice little shop with good range of cookery and locally written books. Had a poster of an appearance by Colin Taylor author of 'The Life of a Scilly Sergeant' on the weekend we were leaving St Ives. Would have liked to have him autograph the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank skamsir
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Leave time to browse because this book store has it all. I especially love how they support their local traders, writers and creative illustrators. I bought a collection of Cornish coastal books on foraging and wild life along side a couple of signed books of...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank catflicks
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