David’s is a Letchworth institution, established in 1963. We’re in the very centre of town on Eastcheap, only a few minutes’ walk from the railway station and there is ample parking nearby. 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 and guides on the area’s past and present, found here.
As a large independent business, David’s has always been at the heart of the local community. In 2020, we became an Employee Owned Trust company, further enhancing our collaborative nature. Patrons and staff alike are passionate about the past, present, and future of David’s, and a loyal energy runs through the core of our shop. Our staff members collectively have over 75 years experience at David’s, with a wealth of knowledge in the books, music, and gaming industry. We do our best to be part of the community; working with schools, taking part in town centre events and initiatives, organising events for ‘gamers’, and supporting local book fairs. We are also extremely pleased to work in collaboration with Groundswell Agriculture, taking part in their annual summer show and providing a selection of related books which can be found here.
At the combined Book & Music shop we are confident that you will find the most comprehensive range for many miles. We stock over 50,000 books on two floors, and a wide range of maps, including every OS Explorer and Landranger available. We can supply any book in print and there are always many titles on special offer. The children’s book section has a large range of reading material and we’re on hand to answer any questions or offer suggestions for new readers.
A growing selection of our 15,000 second-hand and antiquarian books is available through the internet. If you have good quality books to sell – bring them in for a quick appraisal and a fair offer – but please contact us by email or telephone before bringing them in, as we are often inundated. You can rely upon our staff’s advice who really know about books. We stock an extensive range of cards – many hand-made, as well as high quality notebooks (including Moleskine), notelets and wrapping paper.
If music is your passion – check out the enormous range of CDs, DVDs and vinyl in David’s Music. All the latest hits and albums are stocked as is a comprehensive range of sheet music and 12″ vinyl. All tastes in music are catered for – contemporary, jazz, folk, classical and dance. The shop also hosts listings of local gigs and often acts as the booking point for local music events. There is also a massive stock of second-hand CDs, DVDs and vinyl for purchase. Good quality material is bought at fair prices. We have listen-before-you-buy facilities for CDs.
David’s Cafe has recently re-opened after refurbishment.