CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - 12th November 2020


Ali was contacted at 11am on Thursday 12th November and was advised that someone she has been in contact with has tested positive for Covid-19.  In line with government guidance she is now isolating.  Being cautious, as Helen has been in close contact with Ali, she has had a test and is now isolating and awaiting the results. In light of all this Ali and Helen took the decision to close the shop on Thursday afternoon to assess the situation and ensure that the shop continues to be a safe space for our customers. 


The shop will re-open at 9am on Friday 13th November. All surfaces have been sanitised and the shop will be staffed by team members who have not been in close contact with either Ali or Helen. 


You can still call or email us to place orders and we will call or text you to let you know when they are available for collection. If you do not need your books urgently we would be incredibly grateful if you could postpone collection for a few days so as not to overwhelm our reduced team. Thank you!


We will be back up and running at full capacity again as soon as possible. Thank you as always for your support, it means so much to us!


"Hugely knowledgable and really friendly staff. This bookshop

is a real gem!"

We are a small independent bookshop in the historic town of Wallingford in Oxfordshire. First opened by Mary Ingrams in 1983 and now owned by Ali Jinks, the shop is an integral part of the the Wallingford community. 

We have over 6,000 books in stock at any one time, but if we don't have what you're looking for we can order it for you. The only thing we love more than helping you to find your perfect book is a challenge. So whether you've forgotten the name of a book, an author or both come and test us - we'll do our darnedest to find the book for you!


Tues - Sat: 9am - 4pm 
Closed Sundays and Mondays

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10c St Martin's St, Wallingford OX10 0AL, UK

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