A celebration of landscape and nature through words, art and craft
FOLDE Dorset is a bookshop and gallery located at the top of the iconic Gold Hill in the hilltop town of Shaftesbury, Dorset. With a central focus on nature and landscape, we are happily and unapologetically niche.
Land. Sea. Self.
These are the themes that underpin FOLDE, and they're what makes us tick; from swimming in salty waters to striding across hills, adventures in nature have been right at the heart of what has driven us to create FOLDE. We're here to encourage others to discover the physical and mental health benefits of taking an active engagement with the outdoors, as well as the need to cherish and protect all that is special about this beautiful part of the world. We've brought together some of our favourite reads under these headings, for the land lovers, water babies, and thoughtful among us. You'll also find many more curated lists to help you discover the best in current and classic nature writing.
What else do we do?
Over on our main website www.foldedorset.com, you can buy art, homeware and traditional craft from local artists and makers that in some way celebrate Dorset's nature, lore or landscape. We also sell a carefully curated range of items to enhance your experience of being outdoors.
We love meeting members of our FOLDE community, so please call in if you're ever near Shaftesbury. If you can't visit in person, buying books here is the next best option. All titles purchased via the FOLDE bookshop.org store, whether nature writing or not, directly support us. We can't thank you enough for choosing to buy your books in this way.