opening-hours

Tues-Sat 9am - 5.30pm
(café closes 5pm)

Sun 11am - 4.30pm
(café closes 4pm)

parking

Customer parking at
rear of the building

Our Books

Our Books

See above for Phillippa and Shaun's amazing new window display celebrating both the Borders Railway and Jim Kay's new illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

We stock a range of over 6,500 titles, with our largest sections devoted to children’s books, fiction, cookery and biography.  Rosamund de la Hey was formerly children’s marketing director at Bloomsbury Publishing so there is an understandable bias towards this area of publishing.  She likes nothing better than being asked for advice on what to buy for children, or better still discussing this with the children themselves.  Not to be outdone, Bill de la Hey is always on the lookout for new and exciting cookbooks, although it will take some doing to beat his favourite, the Women’s Institute SOUPS, the source for many of the in-house soups of the day.

If we don’t have the book you are looking for in-store, we would be happy to order it for you.  If our wholesaler has it in stock they supply on a next day delivery service to collect in-store (which works out quicker than amazon).  Just email us on info@mainstreetbooks.co.uk if you’d like to order a book.

  • Mainstreet Gift Vouchers available - valid throughout the shop (exc. Diana Muir Antiques)
  • National Book Tokens - can be redeemed at participating bookshops around the UK

BOOK GROUP:

Next Meetings:

MAY

Daytime Group - Wed 18th, 11am

  • Whispering Shadows by Jan-Phillip Sendker

Evening Group - Wed 18th, 6pm

  • My Life in Houses by Margaret Forster
  • The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

JUNE

Daytime Group - Wed 22nd June, 11am

  • A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale and/or Sweet Caress by William Boyd

Evening Group - Wed 22nd June, 6pm

  • A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

JULY

No meetings

INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR BOOK GROUP?  If you are interested in joining the group please email info@mainstreetbooks.co.uk to join our mailing list.  Meetings for the Daytime Group are normally monthly on a Wednesday at 11am, and Evening Group at 6pm, but information will be emailed in advance to those on the mailing list.  Follow the Daytime Group through The Southern Reporter's Book Group column.

BOOK LISTS:
Whether a teacher or a parent, if you would like advice on book lists for children, please feel free to book a time with Rosamund, she would be delighted to help.