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13-15 Eastgate St, Gloucester GL1 1NS, UK – 01452 422464

They allow dogs! Yes its the ONLY place in Gloucester where you can take your pouch inside out of the rain and cold and have a hot tea or coffee and a snack. Free dog biscuits! Water as well. Comfy seats and you can read a book. Avoid Tuesdays unless you like nursery rhymes. They have a very noisy kids club! This is one of my regular haunts.

Great location. Store is very large, upper floor also has cafe. Great choice of books of all genre. I could easily stay in here all day to relax!

Book Depository

INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, Goodridge Ave, Gloucester GL2 5EB, UK – 01452 307905

I can’t rate book depository highly enough! I’d say about 90% of my online shopping budget goes to these guys, and for good reason! I love books! And living in Australia where we pay a premium, I am more than happy to wait the 7-10 days for delivery of perfect copies to my home address. Free postage is an absolute bonus as well! The cost of the books tend to be around a third of the cost in bookstores so it’s incredible value for money, which ultimately means more money for more books! 🤓 I sadly only discovered this awesome company around 2 years ago, but have recommended to many friends and family, as well as in online forums and fb groups. The best thing is ordering a stash of new books and then awaiting their delivery! They tend to ship once each title is available, so for multiple books, this can mean any number of separate deliveries (the longest I’ve had to wait is 2 weeks after ordering to our metro Brisbane address) It’s like Christmas throughout the year, beautiful little bundles of brown or white treats! Their customer service is also second to none, and extremely quick to respond. I have had a couple of issues with past orders - usually me being a pain and realising I didn’t want a book after hitting the confirm button, but book depository are always very helpful in cancelling and offering refunds when needed. Our recent order of 10 books, ordered in time for Christmas delivery - about 7 arrived prior to Christmas which is awesome! Thank you Book Depository, and keep up the great work, really appreciate having your awesome service at my fingertips!

Quayside Books

9 Commercial Rd, Gloucester GL1 2DY, UK – 01452 300422

I've been buying books from Quayside for some years now and I find it to be an excellent bookshop, very wide range and well stocked and always friendly attentive service.

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