You can visit some charming bookshops in Cambridgeshire, such as the 10 we’ve presented below.
Although many bookshops are old and full of history, not many can say that they are housed in a haunted building! However, this is exactly the claim of Sarah Key Books in Cambridge, which has been in operation since 1987, but occupying “the haunted bookshop” since 1993!
Sarah Key Books specialises in children’s books and illustrated copies. If you feel you have any items that may interest them from your own collection, let them know and they would be happy to see if they would buy them from you. If you aren’t looking for children’s literature, there are still plenty of antiquarian, academic, theology, and cookery books for you to discover, and plenty more besides.
Stop by Sarah Key Books.
Hereward Books is situated in Haddenham, where they have been in business for over 40 years since 1980. They are known for selling books on hunting, fishing, shooting, and guns, with all manner of rare and vintage books for you to discover.
You can find other titles here too, and as Hereward Books are a part of the PBFA, you can be assured that the books that they source and sell are of the best quality and authenticity. If you have a large collection of books, they offer an appraisal service and can also give valuations for insurance purposes, too.
Enquire with Hereward Books.
Topping & Company Booksellers is located in Ely. The store is jam-packed with all sorts of books in many genres, both fiction and non-fiction included. You can also visit their sister shops in Edinburgh, Bath, and St. Andrews.
There is always something happening at Topping & Company Booksellers, whether it’s one of their three reading groups or author meet-and-greets. If you need a regular book fix but aren’t sure what to go for, their book subscription options are a great choice, even with signed copies on offer!
Say hello to Topping & Company Booksellers.
You can find Niche Comics Bookshop in Huntingdon, in their 16th-century building which they have been in since 2011. Across two storeys, they have not just books, but comics and tabletop games for you to browse through too.
All ages are covered at Niche Comics Bookshop, with a large children’s section which helps them to encourage reading in younger generations. The bookshop also engages with the community through regular events, such as game nights, author readings and meet-and-greets.
Get in touch with Niche Comics Bookshop.
March Christian Bookshop is located in the town of the same name. They stock an assortment of Bibles and other Christian literature, as well as provide a selection of gifts and stationery.
Younger readers are also welcome at March Christian Bookshop, with a variety of books, games, and toys. Activity books for various ages also help them to be able to increase their reading skill and their knowledge of the Bible.
Reach out to March Christian Bookshop.
Plurabelle Books can be found on the outskirts of Cambridge. Since opening in 1996, they have specialised in offering academic titles, perfect for students looking to pick up a great deal to help them in their studies.
You can also find other titles on their shelves too, and it is worth stopping by the shop as well as checking their online storefront to see what each has to offer. Plurabelle Books are also happy to buy books from you or take donations as appropriate.
Head on over to Plurabelle Books.
Cambridge University Press Bookshop launched in 1992 in Cambridge, but its roots as a publishing house date back to the 1500s, making it the world’s oldest! They have over 50,000 books in stock, but they can also print books from their back catalogue on demand.
You can also celebrate all things bookish at the Cambridge University Press Bookshop by purchasing some literary souvenirs commemorating the shop and the city’s history. Their helpful staff will always guide you in the right direction if you need something specific.
Pay a visit to Cambridge University Press Bookshop.
You can find Peterborough Christian Books in Peterborough, where they were established over 45 years ago. Since then they have grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent bookshops, supporting Christians of all denominations.
In the store, you can find a range of Christian titles, both fiction and non-fiction, alongside other media such as CDs, DVDs, and music. They also have a children’s section and can work closely with churches and schools to make sure they can get what they need at a fair price.
Check out Peterborough Christian Books.
Heffers has been an institution when it comes to bookselling in Cambridge for many years, and it has been run by the Blackwell’s Group since 1999. You can find all sorts of books here, from the latest bestsellers to more obscure interests and topics.
It’s worth checking in with Heffers regularly, in order to keep yourself up to date on their various events, whether that is their regular board game and D&D (Dungeons and Dragons) nights, or a meet-and-greet with an author you enjoy.
Start a conversation with Heffers.
G. David Bookseller has been around in Cambridge since 1896. First starting out as a humble market stall, the bookshop is now run by the great-grandson of the original founder, David Asplin, plus his two business partners Neil Adams and Brian Collings.
Their main focus is on selling good-quality second-hand and antiquarian books of all kinds, and they also buy books that meet their criteria. However, you can also find new books here for great prices that are purchased as publishers’ remainders meaning that the savings are passed down to you. If you enjoy art, you can also find a selection of prints on display for purchase, too.
Explore G. David Bookseller.