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.

New Archway Chapter

Tim signs off…Simon signs in

Book lists

Book recommendations from our mates

Loyalty's Rewards

We really value each and every customer.

Archway Online Store

Come on in

IF you can’t get along to the shop, you can still open the door to our online store … and still ‘buy local’. We have put together a tasty initial selection of books for you to browse.

or …

... let us find your book

IF the limited selection shown in the store doesn’t include the book you are looking for, we can still almost certainly supply it on the next working day. We can also source DVDs.

Archway Best Sellers - call 01297 33744 to check stock and order
Book of the moment - call 01297 33744 to check stock and order
  • img-book

    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


George RR Martin No avatar Creator, Game of Thrones
" A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge "
Ernest Hemingway No avatar Journalist, novelist, short story writer
" There is no friend as loyal as a book "
Frank Zappa No avatar Musician, composer, activist, filmmaker
" So many books, so little time "

Please join our mailing list

...for occasional updates on life at The Archway
- we will treat your data as precious and never share with anyone else

Wishlist 0
Open Wishlist Page Continue Shopping