The Topsham Bookshop is on three floors: please feel free to explore.
|As you come through the door, the front room welcomes you!|
Front Room: Devon, West Country and British topography, railways and other land transport, maritime and aviation, children's books, gardening, photography.
Hallway: Folio Society publications.
|The Back room, full of treasures!|
Back Room: British history (including social history), international history, military history, theatre, rural and country topics, art history, biography, poetry, architecture, world travel.
|The basement: no windows, but lots of books....|
Hardback books on philosophy and religion, cookery, sports and games, cinema history and biography, anthropology, textiles and crafts, classical studies and books on the ancient world, hardback fiction, language and linguistics, dictionaries and reference books.
|A lovely sunny place to read: Paperback Paradise on the first floor|
Front Room: Crime fiction, general fiction, poetry, collectable children's annuals, Penguin fiction (including Penguin Classics and Penguin World Classics).
Landing: Art history, West Country history and topography, Christian theology.
Back Room: General non-fiction, travel, humour, literary criticism, philosophy & religion, biography, history, playscripts (including a large Shakespeare section), music (including sheet music), Ordnance Survey and other maps, natural history and pets. We also have a very large selection of pamphlets on places in the West Country and on various other non-fiction subjects.
Ask to see our special room* for vintage Penguins, books in foreign languages, hardback science and engineering books, horror, science fiction and fantasy, and bound copies of The Transactions of the Devonshire Association.
* Actually there's no great secret here: we just keep it shut because it doubles as store and staff kitchen.