Our Books

We have too many categories in the shop to show here but the list below gives you some idea of our stock range, including our monthly highlights. You really need to visit and take time to browse.


Mary Berry to Ottolenghi as well as vegan, special diets and food intolerance books


An ever changing range of sports titles including biographies


This is a large section featuring early English history, the Tudors, the English Civil War and much more, right up to the present day, including world history


Much loved authors such as Beatrix Potter, A A Milne and Roald Dahl as well as the ever popular Julia Donaldson, David Walliams and Tom Gates. CD story tapes, factual books and books for the very young

Cotswold Books

Up to date maps and guides for the region including books for walkers and cyclists


A large collection of the latest hardbacks and a wide ranging selection of paperbacks


A glorious selection of colourful books from how to make a garden to coffee table books on the best gardens in the Cotswolds


The latest new hardbacks and many classic novels in paperback, along with best sellers, good holiday reads and unusual authors from small publishers


We have guides to most places and we love our selection of travel literature


An interesting selection of books on WW1 and WW2 and more up to date warfare, including espionage

Book Highlights for April 2020

The Best of Hardback Fiction

Redhead by the Side of the Road, Anne Tyler; The Glass Hotel, Emily St John Mandel; The Book of Longings, Sue Monk Kidd (author of the Secret Life of Bees); The Theatre for Dreamers, Polly Samson.


From Tuesday 24th March, the bookshop will be taking orders by telephone (01451 830268), on our website form (see below) or by email: mail@borzoibookshop.co.uk

We will be working in the bookshop from 10.00am to 4.00pm every day, Monday to Saturday, to deal with requests and orders but we feel it is in the interest of everyone to keep the door locked.


 We are very happy to deliver books at no charge within a 10-mile radius of Stow and are also offering free postage for up to 3 paperbacks – we are  rushing up and down to the post office on a regular basis!


If you do want to collect your orders direct from the shop, please telephone to discuss collection.

Biography, Autobiography and Memoirs

One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time, Craig Brown; Radical Wordsworth: The Poet Who Changed the World, Jonathan Bate; The Wild Silence, Raynor Winn (author of The Salt Path).

The Best of Paperback Fiction

The Dutch House, Ann Patchett; Secret Hours, Santa Montefiore; Those Who Are Loved, Victoria Hislop; Blue Moon, Lee Child; Fleishman is in Trouble, Taffy Brodesser-Akner; City of Girls, Elizabeth Gilbert; The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing, Mary Poulson; The River, Peter Heller; The Second Sleep, Robert Harris.



The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World and Globalization Began, Valerie Hansen; Endell Street: The Suffragette Surgeons of World War 1, Wendy Moore; The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive, Philippe Sands (author of East West Street). 


Fey’s War: The True Story of a Mother, Her Missing Sons and The Plot to Kill Hitler, Catherine Bailey.


AGE 3+

What The Ladybird Heard at the Seaside, Julia Donaldson; The Rescue of Bunny Wunny, Emma Chichester Clark. 

AGE 7+

Slime. David Walliams.

AGE 8+

100 Adventures To Have Before You Grow Up, Anna McNuff.

AGE 9+

Alex Rider:Nightshade, 
Anthony Horowitz

Bold and Brave Women From Shakespeare, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Becca Stadtlander;  The Austen Girls, Lucy Worsley.

AGE 10+ 

Love Frankie, Jacqueline Wilson. 


Viper’s Daughter, Michelle Paver.

We also have a large selection of Children’s Easter books.



Playfair Cricket Annual 2020, Ian Marshall; Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2020.

Interior Design

A Place Called Home: Print, Colour, Pattern, Cath Kidston.