Axminster’s little gem 

The Archway is a rather beautiful old bookshop in the shadow of Axminster's much loved Minster Church in East Devon. We hold a stock of 11,000 books and can source most others in 24 hours. We love what we do... and our role in this delightful community.

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What’s happening at the Archway?

Clubs for Axminster and Colyton

More clubs in prospect

Coming soon

Secure your copy at a 10% discount

Order books

IF you can’t make it to the shop, please consider ordering from us and supporting a small business in a town centre that is struggling.

We can source just about any book and have it for you in 48 hours. We are happy to advise – and we promise you a personal response from people who care.


Easy ordering

To order your book
  • Call us on 01297 33744
  • … or email
  • If we haven’t got it we can usually source and confirm quickly
  • If you can’t collect we will post at low rates
  • We also deliver to collection points in Colyton and Honiton

Archway hero books

The books shown in this selection are our current favourites – the ones that our customers love and those that plain stand out.  Books of different types for different ages, but all of them special in our reckoning. You can buy online, or simply call us on 01297 33744 and we will check stock and order if we need to.

Tap on the book titles for detailed info
Book of the moment - call 01297 33744 to check stock and order
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    Pat Barker

Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2018

‘You are in the hands of a writer at the height of her powers’ Evening Standard


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