We’re getting there

Thanks so much to everyone who has helped us come through the pandemic thus far.  We are working towards re-opening for limited hours from 1 July and are in the meantime operating a click and collect service. We are also further developing our online store, which remains crucial to survival. Please stick with us.


Click & Collect

We have now launched a Click & Collect service which allows you to order online or by phone and collect from the shop between 11am and 2pm  on Tuesdays to Thursdays.


Home Delivery

From 15 June we are offering a free home delivery service on Tuesdays to Thursdays covering Axminster and Simon’s home town of Colyton. This applies to books ordered online or by phone.


Shop re-opens

Our plan is to re-open on 1 July – initially on weekdays between 11am and 3pm and with distancing and safeguarding measures. This will be subject to review as things progress.

Online store


There was a time when a small independent bookshop could exist purely from its counter sales. We love that face-to-face contact with customers, but nowadays we could not survive without also operating online. For all its horrors, COVID-19 has given us the impetus to do that, so the whole of our stock now exists right here in your hands. Please buy from us online if you can’t get to the shop.

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Phone order (01297 33744)

Delivery options: 1 post; 2 click & collect; 3 free home delivery (Axminster & Colyton)

Call Simon on 01297 33744 for advice on your next read.

He will also be happy to arrange private browsing appointments once the shop re-opens.

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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. If you would like to buy any of these please call us on 01297 33744 or email browse@archwaybookshop.co.uk. We will check stock and get one in for you if we need to (usually next day). You can collect or we can post. 

Tap on the titles beneath the cover image for detailed info
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