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.

Cookery

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

Sport

An ever changing range of sports titles including biographies

History

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

Childrens

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

Biography

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

Gardening

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

Fiction

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

Travel

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

Military

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

Book Highlights for October 2019

The Best of Hardback Fiction

includes well-known authors: The Guardians, John Grisham; Blue Moon, Lee Child; The Benefit of Hindsight, Susan Hill; The Giver of Stars, Jojo Moyes; Agent Running in the Field, John Le Carré; Agatha Raisin: Beating about the Bush, M.C Beaton; Grand Union, Zadie Smith; Akin, Emma Donoghue; Olive, Again, Elizabeth Strout.

History

The Brothers York: An English Tragedy, Thomas Penn; Short History of London, Simon Jenkins.

Biography and Autobiography

Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister, Juan Chang (author of Wild Swans); An Improbable Life by Trevor McDonald; Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA, Amaryllis Fox (soon to be a major film); Me, Elton John; ‘Twas the Nightshift before Christmas, Adam Kay (Author of This is Going to Hurt); Margaret Thatcher, Herself Alone Volume III, Charles Moore; The Gunzburgs, Lorraine de Meaux. Speaking of Golf and a Few Other Things, Peter Alliss.

Travel

On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Road Trip, Paul Theroux; The Summer Isles: A Voyage of the Imagination, Philip Marsden.

Natural History

Turning the Boat for Home: A Life Writing about Nature, Richard Mabey and The Private Life of the Hare, John Lewis-Stempel.

Popular Science

The Body: A Guide for Occupants, Bill Bryson and Seven Worlds, One Planet, Foreword by Sir David Attenborough.

Cookery

Greenfeast: Autumn, Winter, Nigel Slater, Marcus Everyday, Marcus Wareing.

Humour

Secret Diary of Boris Johnson, Aged 13, Lucien Young; Best of Matt 2019, Matt Pritchett; Really?, Jeremy Clarkson, My A–Z of Cricket, Henry Blofield and Private Eye Annual, edited by Ian Hislop.

Children

Up to 5 years: Meerkat Christmas, Emily Gravett; The Snow Dragon, Abi Elphinstone and Fiona Woodcock, All You Need is Love (Plumdog), Emma Chichester Clark, Oi Puppies, Kes Gray.
For 9 to 12 years: The Somerset Tsunami, Emma Carroll.
For Teenagers: Deeplight, Frances Hardinge; The Places I’ve Cried in Public, Holly Bourne, and The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Vol. ll, Philip Pullman.