Appledore Bookshop

Appledore Bookshop

Appledore Bookshop is a unique and cherished bookshop situated in the fishing village of Appledore along the North Devon coast.

Opened in 1979 by three local enthusiasts, it has become a cherished part of the community and a destination for book-lovers from near and far.

Stepping into the shop, one is immediately struck by its charm.

High shelves of books line the walls, while a Theobalds Stove welcomes customers on cold days.

You can find a wide range of second hand books here including rare titles and collectables to cater to many tastes.

And beyond books, you can also find other items such as maps, DVDs, magazines, chess sets and even vinyls.

The knowledgeable staff are always on hand with help and advice.

Open seven days a week and with free admission, it is well worth a visit when touring the beautiful North Devonshire coast.


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Appledore Bookshop Reviews

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Opening Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
Phone: 01237 237010
Address: 2 Bude St, Appledore, Bideford EX39 1PS, UK

Delivery: No

Chris Clark avatarChris Clark
a year ago
Worth a visit. Recently changed hands, a pleasure to discuss with new owner. Keen collector of Lundy literature, strong local history section and good art book and transport offerings. In fact, a lot to explore in this old bank, which retains some original features like the counter.
Roger Marsh avatarRoger Marsh
a year ago
Some nice second hand books, especially some classic SF. The new owner was very welcoming, and I hope he gets the card payment problem sorted out. I shall be returning again soon.
Duncan Webster avatarDuncan Webster
4 years ago
Friendly and informative, found a few gems along with local information
Andrew Sams avatarAndrew Sams
4 years ago
Nice old book shop
Sarah Scullion avatarSarah Scullion
4 years ago
Good selection
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