books opened its doors in July 2006. It is owned by Mark
& Nicki (bookselling novices when they started) and assisted
by a fantastic team of hardworking book lovers: Ellie, Karen, Julia, Oliver and Simon.
have tried to create the kind of bookshop we always loved to visit,
and many booksellers (both in the UK and worldwide) have given us
advice and support, without which we wouldn't be the shop we are
try to stick some more biog stuff up on here in the near future
- but for now, follow our progress from our first stumbling steps
to the most recent events on the mostly
you haven't visited us yet, we look forward to meeting you soon
- come and have a coffee, a browse and a chat.
& Nicki Thornton
books is situated at 36 Stert Street, Abingdon. Park
in the multi-storey, or alternatively you can park for 1½
hours for free at Waitrose - it's about 3 minutes walk from there.
was our first day like - find
opening event took place a few weeks later.
May 2008 we were awarded the inaugural New Bookshop of the
Year 'Nibbie' at the British Book Industry Awards.