Monday, 21 January 2013


Welcome to The Topsham Bookshop

The Topsham Bookshop is housed on three floors of a beautiful 17th century building in Topsham, an ancient port on the River Exe.  Lily Neal, the owner and manager, aims to provide a special atmosphere in which book lovers with varied interests will feel at home.

Our large general stock covers many areas of interest, including Devon and West Country Topography, British and World Topography, History (especially Social History and Archaeology), The Arts, Transport and English Literature. We have a large stock of fiction titles.

The stock is mainly out-of-print and secondhand books, both paperback and hardback, including antiquarian, though we stock a few new titles of local interest. We offer a search service for books we don't have in stock.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Current new books in stock

We're pleased to have been chosen as exclusive stockist of Sophie: An Edwardian Childhood, Sophie Leighton Harding's account of her childhood as daughter of the paint Edmund Blair Leighton. See our News page for full details.



The popular photographic archive book Topsham: The Historic Port of Exeter is now in reprint, and we have copies.

The 250+ photos - many newly-restored - draw partly on the author's own collection, and partly on largely unseen images from the collections of Topsham Museum, the Westcountry Studies Library, and private collections, to give a broad picture of the activities, trades, and changing environment of the town.

Sections include: Aerial Views, The Estuary & Foreshore, Exeter Ship Canal, The Quay, Ferry Road, The Ferry, Local fishermen, Strand and Dry Dock, Fore Street, High Street, The Station, Around Topsham, People, Business and Shops, The Holman Family, Miss Dorothy Holman, Vivien Leigh, and Topsham Museum.

Topsham: The Historic Port of Exeter (Peter D Thomas, Thomas Castle Books, pb 27cmx20cm, ISBN 978-0-95168207-4, £19.95).

Fishermen on Topsham Quay, 1907
Cover image, reproduced with author's permission