Monday to Saturday
9.00am - 5.00pm January - March
9.00am - 5.30pm April - December
10.30am - 4.30pm
10.30am - 4.00pm Bank Holidays
Situated just off the High Street, the shop has more than 12,000 books in stock and prides itself on its variety of local interest titles including a wide range of natural history books.
For the last two years it has been named by The Independent as one of Britain’s best 50 bookshops and it has also been commended in The Guide, The Guardian’s directory of leading independents.
Past guests include Kate Aidie, Diana Athill, Alan Bennett, Stephen Fry, Peter Hennessy, Richard Ingrams, Alexander McCall Smith, Michael Palin, Stella Rimington and Shirley Williams.
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During Holt Festival week actress and singer Amy Finegan can be found telling stories with her fabulous props and flair every morning.
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Persephone Books reprints neglected fiction and non-fiction by mid-twentieth century (mostly women) writers. Their books are beautifully produced and make wonderful presents.