Welcome to the online version of The Beaufort Bookshop - a beautiful little bookshop situated in Larkhall, Bath.
The shop is pretty much a one man enterprise - owned and run by former Head of English, James Thomas - with a handful of volunteers helping to bring order to towering piles of mainly secondhand books. Most of our walk in customers enjoy the serendipity of finding something they never knew they wanted; others mourn the lack of organisation and cast withering looks as they try to work out how to find the book they're after. Our solution to date has been to offer a new book ordering service in store. Bookshop.org is an even better solution!
The books on our lists have been very carefully curated to appeal to The Beaufort Bookshop customers. Many of our regulars are very aware of social and environmental issues and this will be reflected in our book choices. We also have lots of book-loving families popping into the shop: providing them with high-quality children's literature is our passion.
There are a number of amazing independent businesses and people in the Larkhall area. Where possible, we have sought help from this pool of talent to put together the lists. For instance, an expert garden designer has compiled her top 10 list of gardening books to save you the effort of trawling through the myriad of titles on offer. We want to make your life easier by picking the best titles in each category. If you're a local and would like to try your hand at list curation, let us know!
We hope you enjoy looking through our regularly updated lists. If you buy a book, we'd love to see you in the shop so that we can thank you in person.
Thank you for supporting us. We are very grateful for every sale.