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Our online store

Every book in our stock at the shop also lives here on our website. It means that you can browse from the comfort of your armchair and order by phone, email or social media message for collection from the shop or delivery by post.

The shop

While we offer a variety of ways to buy your books, we particularly like to see you in the shop. We love to chat about books and are happy to advise and to source those we may not have.

Bookshop.org

Our new storefront at Bookshop.org allows you to source from hundreds of thousands of books and buy through us for postal delivery. It is a wonderful asset to help keep small shops like ours in business.

See our upcoming events

See our upcoming events

Axminster’s own book and gift tokens

Loyalty card

How our loyalty scheme works

New at the Archway

New books we like the look of and think you might too

Pre-orders

There are many books published in a year … but a few stand out. You know you will want them as soon as they arrive, and it makes good sense to pre-order. If you order those books from us you can secure discounts and we will sometimes be able to supply copies signed by the author.

News

1 week ago

Archway Bookshop
Tomorrow we will be hosting the amazing Briony May Smith Illustration at Archway Bookshop as she paints our window for her new book! We have copies of the book in stock so if you would like Briony to sign your copy, pop in and see us! ...#childrensbooks #childrensillustration #childrensillustratorsart #childrensillustrator #illustration #illustrationartists ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Archway Bookshop
On 6th April we will be joined once again by the lovely Briony May Smith Illustration . She will be popping into Archway Bookshop to paint our window for the release of her wonderful new book ‘The Little Book Of The Little Brontes’ and we are so excited to have her with us again! ..#illustration #illustrationart #illustrator #illustrationartists #penguinrandomhouse #childrensbooks #childrensbookillustration #childrensillustration ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Archway Bookshop
Published in collaboration with the National Trust as part of their annual Blossom programme and campaign, Simon Armitage brings new perspectives and energy to a timeless poetic subject. Illustrated by Angela Harding, Blossomise celebrates the ecstatic arrival of spring blossom just as it acknowledges, too, its melancholy disappearance. ...#simonarmitage #blossom #AngelaHarding #nationaltrust #poetry #poetrylovers #faber ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Archway Bookshop
Friday 29th March at 7pmCheck the link to purchase a ticket for the event:www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/devon/the-community-waffle-house-axminster/an-evening-with-philip...#philippaforrester #bookevent #authorevent #authorevents #booksigning #BookSigningEvent #BookSigningEvent #axminster #axminsterevents ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

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From Elizabeth Macneal, the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Doll Factory, The Burial Plot is a spellbinding Gothic thriller about murder, manipulation, and a young woman trying to wrestle power from the hands of a dangerous man. But he’s always one step ahead . . .To pre-order your exclusive edition, use the link below:archwaybookshop.co.uk/product/9781529090949/..#newfiction #newfictionbooks #newfictionrelease #elizabethmacneal #ElizabethMacNeal #comingsoon #comingsoon2024 #newrelease #NewRelease2024 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Archway Bookshop
A new love story by beloved bestseller David Nicholls, author of One Day, You Are Here is a novel of first encounters, second chances and finding the way home. This book will be released on 23rd April 2024If you would like to preorder a copy, use the link below: archwaybookshop.co.uk/product/9781444715446/..#davidnicholls #oneday #comingsoon #books #newbooks #fiction #fictionbooks ... See MoreSee Less
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