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 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 
  • National Book Tokens - can be redeemed or purchased at Mainstreet and participating bookshops around the UK

BOOK GROUP:

Next Meetings:

JAN

Daytime Group

Wed 18th Jan, 11am

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Frannie Flagg

FEB

Daytime Group

Wed 8th, 11am

Mr Punumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Evening Group

Wed 15th, 6pm

The Muse by Jessie Burton

MARCH

Evening Group

Wed 8th March

Golden Hill by Francis Spufford

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 or Vivian, they would be delighted to help.