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Axminster’s beautiful independent bookshop

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

6 days ago

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This week on Archway Reviews, Katharine has been reading the newest novel by Kristin Hannah- her favourite author! Another amazing novel, this book is such a wonderful read ...#bookrecommendations #bookrecommendation #KristinHannah #krıstınhannah #bookreview #bookreviews #bookreviewer #bookreviewersofinstagram #newrelease ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

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It’s been an exciting week of new releases here at Archway. We now have the amazing ‘The List of Suspicious Things’ available by debut author Jennie Godfrey who will be joining us in April for an author event. We also have the amazing ‘The Women’ by Kristin Hannah which is a great story full of emotion. ..#newrelease #newreleases #newrelease2024 #NewReleaseAlert #newreleasebooks #KristinHannah #krıstınhannah #jenniegodfrey #listofsuspiciousthings #fiction #fictionbooks ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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Good luck Emma! ..#yotocarnegies24 #bookawards #emmacarroll #childrensbooks #childrensauthor ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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Bookselling but only giving away the first sentence! Which one would you pick? ...#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookstagrammers #bookseller #booksellerrecommends #booksellerlife #bookrecommendations #Fiction #fictionbooks ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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All the latest things- a slightly quieter week but that’s ok because we’re building up to some brilliant releases very soon 🤫😁...#thebonehunters #alihazelwood #alihazelwoodbooks #newrelease #newreleases #newbooks #bookstagram ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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Coming at you with another wonderful event!Presenter Philippa Forrester is coming to Axminster to chat with us about her new book ‘Wild Woman’. Many remarkable women choose to live and work in wild and challenging landscapes and Phillipa’s book is a collection of stories and anecdotes about women who, like her, choose to live and work in the wild. If you would like to purchase a ticket, you can do so using the link: 🔗 www.ticketsource.co.uk/archway-bookshop/t-pqgaopk Or you can pop into the shop and purchase a ticket there. ... See MoreSee Less
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