The Borzoi has a  new owner as from 1st April 2021. Sarah Dennis also owns Mostly Books in Abingdon.  Anthea and Aloÿse are still working in the shop along with Brock, the bookshop dog


The Borzoi Bookshop has been firmly established in the Cotswold market town of Stow-on-the-Wold since the late 1970s. We are often asked about the name. When Jenny and Travis Davison opened the shop in the late 1970s they lived upstairs in the premises in Church Street with their family and two Borzoi dogs. Dogs have always been part of this quirky shop. Anthea, the current owner, came to work with Bubbly, the terrier, and then Tike, the Staffie, joined the team. Now Brock, the Jack Russell terrier, is in charge of meeting and greeting. He certainly knows which customers have treats in their pockets and he has recently been the subject of an article in Bertrams Booktime magazine.

Jenny and Travis’ original concept was to have a core stock of timeless classic books intermingled with interesting new writing. We carry this on today always searching to source new books from small publishers that you wouldn’t find elsewhere. We enjoy chatting to our customers and finding out their preferences so that when we are ordering new publications we have them in mind.

On 1st April 2019 we moved to our new premises in Digbeth Street, and on 1st April  2021 Sarah Dennis became the new owner. We are thrilled that Sarah is bringing her expertise to the Borzoi  and yet another a new chapter of the Borzoi begins. We hope that you will visit us soon.