P&G Wells on College Street in historic Kingsgate Village, just south of Winchester Cathedral, is the oldest shop in the city and possibly the longest-surviving bookshop in the country. A book printing, binding and selling business has been trading on this site since 1729, although the current premises were built in the 1790's. Visit us and you will tread in the footsteps of novelist Charlotte Mary Yonge, priest-poet John Keble, John Keats, whose walks through the water-meadows while he composed ‘Ode to Autumn’ would have taken him past, if not in, the door, and Jane Austen, whose family held an account here and who spent the last months of her life in a house just two doors away.
- We offer an eclectic selection of local interest, adult fiction / non-fiction, children’s, teen and YA books as well as stationery and cards.
- Should our friendly, knowledgeable staff be unable to help you find what you want, most current titles can be ordered in for the next day.
If you are unable to visit, please order online at www.pgwells.co.uk, by email at [email protected] or by phone on 01962 852016.
Please visit www.pgwells.co.uk for more on our community and school events including book launches, author visits and book fairs.