Locations β†’ Bristol

18 Bookstores In Bristol πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

These are 18 of the best bookstores in Bristol. The best bookstore is Waterstones. Here is the list of Bristol bookstores.

Last update: January 11, 2024

1. Waterstones

"Brilliant shop I could have been here all day,it was really busy whilst I was here, but helpful staff kept things moving.πŸ‘"

  • ⭐️ 4.4 Rating
  • πŸ“° 1,141 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Lower Mall, 33 The Mall, Bristol BS34 5GF, United Kingdom

2. Waterstones

"Waterstones is one of those places that you just can't get tired of. The staff are so friendly, the store is always tidy and clean. One of the best places to buy books and take a chill pill with their delicious and pretty made drinks and food. Very cute place to go on a date too, recommend 100%. This bookstore also has a LOT of books. You're sure to find what you're looking for here!"

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 768 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 11A, Union Galleries, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3XD, United Kingdom

3. The Last Bookshop

"Superchip books. Amazing selection. Ideal to spend time looking for new and not so heared titles. Definitelly love that I cross paths with this bookshop. I got two books that I don't know how I'm gonna fit on my switcase, but definitelly worth it!"

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 500 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 60 Park St, Bristol BS1 5JN, United Kingdom

4. Foyles

"A well stocked bookstore with many unique finds. I love how they have designed their layout and the various sections available. Very friendly service.They would offer a discount on books in less than perfect shape.Good loyalty program ( collect card from store).I love their Great Wave collection."

  • ⭐️ 4.5 Rating
  • πŸ“° 422 Reviews
  • πŸ“ SU21, Brigstowe St, Bristol BS1 3BH, United Kingdom

5. Stanfords

"Really great staff. The map guy was really helpful and within seconds I had just the map I wanted. Then wondered upstairs and met by another really friendly member of staff (and non intrusive person (I'm British so don't like being spoken to by strangers)). Great shop made our trip all the way into Bristol just to come here"

  • ⭐️ 4.5 Rating
  • πŸ“° 256 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 29 Corn St, Bristol BS1 1HT, United Kingdom

6. The Amnesty Bookshop

"Great second hand book shop. Very fair prices and lovely staff. Popped in last week to search for Legal/Political books for a research project and had exactly what I was looking for and some I didn’t know I needed but did πŸ‘ŒπŸ½"

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 165 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 103 Gloucester Rd, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8AT, United Kingdom

7. Storysmith

"A beautiful, welcoming independent bookshop for all your book needs. GREAT children's section too. They also host regular events with authors and literature creatives, keep your eye out for inspiration and insight!"

  • ⭐️ 4.9 Rating
  • πŸ“° 137 Reviews
  • πŸ† Independent Bookstore
  • πŸ“ 236 North St, Southville, Bristol BS3 1JD, United Kingdom

8. Waterstones

"Excellent book shop. They had the latest book club choice in stock. A result!"

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 108 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 37 Regent St, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4TH, United Kingdom

9. Bookhaus Bookshop

"Fantastic bookshop. Really well curated collection of interesting titles. You’ll definitely find something you haven’t seen elsewhere."

  • ⭐️ 4.9 Rating
  • πŸ“° 92 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Unit 4, Rope Walk, Bristol BS1 6ZJ, United Kingdom

10. Gloucester Road Books

"A lovely little independent bookshop on Gloucester Road. The name gives away the location! I found it on the May 2023 Bristol Bookshop crawl which was a great way to find some new bookshops. There is an area with books for children and young adults. There is a good mix of fiction and nonfiction and I had difficulty in limiting myself to only buying one book. With so many eclectic independent shops, Gloucester Road is a great place for a wander and browse."

  • ⭐️ 4.9 Rating
  • πŸ“° 92 Reviews
  • πŸ† Independent Bookstore
  • πŸ“ 184 Gloucester Rd, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8NU, United Kingdom

11. Max Minerva's - Henleaze, Bristol

"Lovely little bookstore, and dog friendly as well! Very friendly staff and has more books than it seems from the outside."

  • ⭐️ 4.8 Rating
  • πŸ“° 53 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 47 Henleaze Rd, Henleaze, Bristol BS9 4JU, United Kingdom

12. Bloom & Curll

"Small secondhand bookshop but packed with a variety of different genres. Friendly and helpful staff."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 43 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 74 Colston St, Bristol BS1 5BB, United Kingdom

13. Dreadnought Books

"I was very impressed with the selection they have on display. The books are well presented in a well illuminated shop and it's CLEAN. Prices are more than reasonable.+1 because the owner is friendly and there's a cat"

  • ⭐️ 4.9 Rating
  • πŸ“° 33 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 125 St George's Rd, Bristol BS1 5UW, United Kingdom

14. Beware Of The Leopard Books

"Nice secondhand bookshop in the indoor market. Friendly and helpful staff. Good selection of books."

  • ⭐️ 4.4 Rating
  • πŸ“° 31 Reviews
  • πŸ“ St Nicholas St, Bristol BS1 1LJ, United Kingdom

15. Heron Books

"I really, really like this bookshop! I really like the selection of books - there are so many interesting and thoughtful books on the shelves. I find the physical space really cosy. And the owner is friendly and gave me loads of interesting book recommendations and was lovely to talk to. Coming here feels like a treat :)."

  • ⭐️ 4.9 Rating
  • πŸ“° 16 Reviews
  • πŸ† Independent Bookstore
  • πŸ“ Unit 5, The Clifton Arcade, Boyce's Ave, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4AA, United Kingdom

16. The Small City Bookshop

"I was fortunate enough to attend an evening with Robin Ince here.The staff (organisers) were both friendly and welcoming."

  • ⭐️ 4.9 Rating
  • πŸ“° 16 Reviews
  • πŸ† Independent Bookstore
  • πŸ“ 201 Church Rd, Redfield, Bristol BS5 9HL, United Kingdom

17. The Good Book Shop

"Love this shop, fantastic selection of books you won't find elsewhere in Bristol. The owner is lovely, knowledgeable, and always on hand with good recommendations - my favourite place to come and browse. Highly recommend!"

  • ⭐️ 5 Rating
  • πŸ“° 11 Reviews
  • πŸ† Independent Bookstore
  • πŸ“ 264 Church Rd, Bristol BS5 8AF, United Kingdom

18. Clifton Community Bookshop

"A wonderful little find on the edge of Clifton! A huge selection of secondhand books to lose yourself in and staffed by volunteers who are only too happy to help and suggest. A great spot on a rainy day."

  • ⭐️ 4.9 Rating
  • πŸ“° 10 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 10 Clifton Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1AF, United Kingdom