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

Sun 11am - 4.30pm
(café closes 4pm)


Customer parking at
rear of the building

Our Books

Our Books

See above for Phillippa and Shaun's amazing 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 if you’d like to order a book.

  • Mainstreet Gift Vouchers available - valid throughout the shop 
  • National Book Tokens - can be redeemed or purchased at Mainstreet and participating bookshops around the UK


Next Meetings:


Daytime Group

Wed 16th Nov, 11am

His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Evening Group

Wed 16th Nov, 6pm

His Bloody Project by  Graeme Macrae Burnet


Daytime Group

Wed 14th Dec, 11am

The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith and/or The Novel Habits of Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith


INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR BOOK GROUP?  If you are interested in joining the group please email 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.

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 or Vivian, they would be delighted to help.