Posted 05 Mar 2022

A guide to book shopping in Shrewsbury

Here is our book lover's guide to shopping in Shrewsbury, from independents to specialists and chains – we're lucky enough to have it all!
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The Raven Bookshop

The Raven Bookshop specialises in pre-loved books. From local history to thrillers and children’s books, you're sure to find something from all topics and genres nestled in the gallery of Shrewsbury’s Market Hall. Pop in and see bibliophile in residence Laura who will help point you in the right direction for your choice of book.

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Illuminate Bookshop

Shropshire’s largest Christian bookshop, Illuminate Bookshop stocks a wide selection of literature as well as cards, gifts, music and church supplies. Dedicated to fulfilling your spiritual needs, Illuminate sells a large selection of new and preloved books. If you're in need of any assistance, there are dedicated staff on hand eager to help.

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National favourite Waterstones is one of the UK’s leading book retailers, providing customers with a wide choice and knowledgeable staff. With each branch run uniquely, here you will find local authors and literature of interest brought to the forefront.

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Founded in 1792, WHSmith is another national favourite. A one-stop-shop for all your literature and stationery needs, WHSmith is a staple stockist for booklovers up and down the country. Split over two floors, Shrewsbury’s branch has a sprawling book section, offering everything from graphics novels to travel guides and first words.

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