Books are at the heart of what we do. Our goal when we opened our shop in 2008 was to create a space that was inspiring, ever-changing and welcoming to all. 

In addition to the 10,000+ books on our physical shelves, we have access to a much larger catalogue of titles through our online partner, To order books online, please visit our page here


FAQs about purchasing books through

Can I still buy individual books directly through the Mainstreet Books website?

To make things easier for our customers and to ensure you have access to the widest range of books, we have decided to sell individual books exclusively through You can still order Mainstreet Gift Boxes, Book Subscriptions, and Vouchers through our website. 

Does Mainstreet still benefit from my purchase? 

Yes, we do. The primary mission of is to financially support local, independent bookshops like Mainstreet Trading. 

Almost all of the profit from each book sale goes directly to us (as long as you remember to use our link or select us as your chosen bookshop!) and 10% of each sale goes into a communal pot which is distributed between all of the bookshops who are members. 

You can find out more about how supports indies here and here

Where will my books come from?

Books ordered through will be dispatched directly from our main book distributor, Gardners. 

Will my books be wrapped in the signature Mainstreet style?

No. Books ordered through will not be wrapped in our brown paper packaging (although they do have their own gift wrapping option). If you are looking for a beautifully wrapped gift for a loved one, please browse our Mainstreet Gift Boxes

If I have a question about my order, who should I contact? 

Any queries about orders should be directed to the team by emailing


Our booksellers have decades of combined experience and just because you’re shopping online doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of that. Whether you’re in a slump and need a book to reignite your love of reading, need a recommendation for a family member, or some guidance on the best books for the children in your life, we’re here to help.

Get in touch with us at and one of our friendly booksellers will get back to you as soon as possible