We stock over 50,000 books on two floors, a wide range of maps and children’s books and over 15,000 second-hand and antiquarian books.  New books can by purchased in store and also through our new online store, for delivery or collection in store.  We also stock a number of (new) Bargain Books for adults and children and have a number of special price offers on certain lines including Oxford World Classics and Penguin Classics – only available in store.   If you would like to order a book that’s not in stock, please either pop in to see us or give us a call – we’ll do our best and can often order for delivery the next day.

We buy books selectively, and due to the quantities we see it is always best to call ahead in advance to avoid disappointment when arriving at the shop.  If you have a collection of books you would like to sell, please call the shop on 01462 684631 or email using our contact form here A growing selection of our second-hand and antiquarian books is available through the internet – more details here.

We host a full programme of author events, both in the shop and at large local venues.  Visitors have included Cressida Cowell, Elly Griffiths, Merlin Sheldrake, Mark Billingham and Joanne Harris (among many others).  Over the last 18 months we have been able to sustain our efforts through online events but are now really pleased to be able to offer ‘in person’ visits from authors.  For more details, visit our     events page.

News – we’re just about ready to launch our new Book Subscription service, watch out for more details!

As the World’s first Garden City, Letchworth is a particularly attractive town, with much to offer visitors. We stock a wide range of books (both new and secondhand) on the area’s past and present.

Interested in joining a Bookclub? Just get in contact - details at the bottom of the page. We currently have 3 clubs that meet in the evenings in our cafe - recent titles discussed include;

Penguin Modern Classics – Childhood by Tove Ditlevsen, Tell me How Long the Train’s Been Gone by James Baldwin and We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson.

Women, Art & Identity Club – Women in the Picture by Catherine McCormack and Your Silence will not Protect You by Audre Lorde.

Gothic & Horror Club – Mexican Gothic by Silvia Monena-Garcia, Devil’s Day by Andrew Hurley and Things we Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez.

David's Bookshop