Bookstore of the Month | The Book Shop, Bridport

Bookstore of the Month

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas at our Bookstore of the Month; The Book Shop, Bridport!

  1. Describe The Book Shop, Bridport in three words.

Bright, quirky, cozy

  1. Where is your favourite spot in the store?

Wherever I happen to be rearranging at that moment

  1. Give us a brief history of The Book Shop

The bookshop opened in 1973 (the year I was born) and I am its 5th owner. I took over a little over a year ago, did a quick refresh (carpets, lighting, a lick of paint or two) and reopened to a very welcoming community.  It has been a fun, eventful and successful year

  1. Do you have a store pet?

Um, yes. Sort of. Except has she a tendency to look very pathetic when people approach her.  Her name’s Twyla and she was rescued from the animal shelter in San Francisco and we brought her over with us when we moved back.  She likes being a farm dog, not so much a bookshop dog, although she does look super cute when she falls asleep behind the till.


  1. Do you have a favourite author? If yes, who is it?

Couldn’t even begin to answer this question but this month I’ve been really excited when the new Rick Riordan, James Dashner and Ben Aaronoviches arrived in the shop.  That may well change again next month…

  1. What is your favourite opening line from a book?

“Before Bean met Ivy she didn’t like her” from Ivy and Bean book 1 (and yes, that is a Chronicle title!)

  1. What was the last book you read?

Seventy times Seven by John Gordon Sinclair

  1. What is your favourite A&CB books?

 Press Here by Herve Tullet

  1. What is your favourite book?

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (today anyway)


You will find The Book Shop at:

14 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NQ

Tel: 01308 422964

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