Village Books

+44 20 8693 2808

Opening Hours:
Monday - Saturday
9.00am - 5.30pm
Sunday 11.00am - 5.00pm

About Village Books

About Village Books

Village Books is a long-established, award-winning independent bookshop that started life in the 1930’s as the Gallery Bookshop and Lending Library.
Run by Hazel Broadfoot with our stalwart team of Tracey Kivland, Sophie Davidson, Hannah Swanwick and Sheila O’Reilly.

We aim to combine great books with good service – and we love the challenge of tracking down a half-remembered title. We can’t stock every title that’s in print – but we’ve got a fast, efficient ordering service with many thousands of titles available for next day delivery. Call us by 5.00pm and you can collect your order before lunch the following day. We can also source out of print and American titles.

We’ve got a busy programme of author events – in the last year we’ve welcomed novelists, historians, actors, famous cooks and children’s writers.

Hazel says “We really care about making authors, customers and publishers happy with our events. Recent authors have included: Ruby Wax, Sir Max Hastings, Edmund de Waal, Mary Berry, Rick Stein,  David Suchet, Yotam Ottolenghi and Michael Palin. Children’s events have featured: Derek Landy, Chris Riddell, Robin Stevens, Lauren Child, Michael Morpurgo, Michael Foreman and Morris Gleitzman”.

You can sign up to our mailing list here to keep up-to-date with future events.

We’re also one of the few shops around that actually welcomes dogs – we’ve always got a supply of dog treats on hand for our canine visitors.

What our customers say

Everyone there is enthusiastic and friendly. They really know about books, and they display them so enticingly that it is hard to walk past! They are expert at looking up obscure publications, and efficient at getting most things in the very next day. Couldn’t be better.

A great little bookshop. The staff are excellent with a wide range of knowledge. Every corner of its floors are crammed full of reading treasures. Often they order in my special requests with no trouble but great speed.


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