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Framed by a stone arch believed to be originally from Newenham Abbey, Archway Bookshop occupies a delightful position in the conservation area of Axminster. The small frontage of this traditional bookshop belies the vast array of books and cards displayed on two floors – the second being reached by a magnificent spiral staircase. 11, 000 books on wide-ranging topics, great book suggestions for our younger readers, and 10,000 quality greetings cards lie within.

This truly is a Browser’s Paradise where excellent old-fashioned customer service is combined with new-era technology, to provide quality information in an instant. Should the title you require not be on the shelves, 95% of books ordered by 4pm will arrive on the following working day, and there is a no-charge daily delivery service to all surrounding towns and villages.

Books can be ordered by email too – and some are dispatched on a regular basis to customers living across the UK and overseas.

A Loyalty Card Scheme to reward regular customers, and a monthly member-led Book Club are other added-value services on offer.

Special events, such as book-signings, feature too at this independent bookshop which is open from 9am until 5.30pm Monday to Saturday.

We have recently launched a DVD ordering service. For more information, to place an order or to browse the many titles available, please visit or telelphone the shop.

The shop also acts as a box office for local concerts and shows, and the ‘noticeboard’ is a sought-after information point for the community.

You may always be assured of a warm welcome from the knowledgeable owners and staff at The Archway.