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University Bookseller - CLOSED

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Sadly favourite bookshop has CLOSED.

I have used this shop regularly since it opened roughly when I left school. It has always been a... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2016
Devon, United Kingdom
Good selection of non academic books

Although it is obviously geared to the university trade I was pleasantly surprised to find the well... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2014
Joe S
London, United Kingdom
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Jan 5, 2016
“Sadly favourite bookshop has CLOSED.”
Aug 23, 2014
“Good selection of non academic books”
Established in 1974, we have become the southwest's largest and leading academic bookshop. An independent family run bookshop with thinking at its heart. We love all books so don't think just text books! Our staff are always on hand to help you find...more
42 Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AB, England
+44 1752 660428
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Reviewed January 5, 2016

I have used this shop regularly since it opened roughly when I left school. It has always been a friendly well stocked well informed and useful source of books. Although for a long time it thrived on sales of academic books to the poly which...More

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank Jannerbloke
Reviewed August 23, 2014

Although it is obviously geared to the university trade I was pleasantly surprised to find the well selected mixture of non academic books. I sail regularly on longer trips and came in to buy some reading for our next trip. Very helpful staff.

Date of experience: August 2014
5  Thank Joe S
Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

Always pleased to give deserved praise to first rate independent traders, especially booksellers. This is a good little shop on two floors. There is a fine row of good stained glass across the top front but this year for the winter festivities the staff have...More

Date of experience: November 2013
5  Thank Hilly J
Reviewed May 21, 2013

Come here often. Like the relaxed friendly feel and the skilfully selected mixture of books on the shelves both on the ground and basement floors. Very helpful staff. Pity the bus lane replaced the short term parking outside.

Date of experience: May 2013
7  Thank Chris D
Reviewed January 22, 2013

I can't ever warm to the major national chain which I tend to use only to check out occasional more expensive tomes before ordering them much cheaper online. I use the Uni Bookeseller for more human reasons. The staff chat and help. There are usually...More

Date of experience: January 2013
12  Thank Dougal M
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Convenient on North Hill and with slick friendly helpful staff. On two floors with a selection that goes well beyond the academic stock for the university across the road.

Date of experience: August 2012
15  Thank Crow M
Reviewed June 17, 2011

Glad to see this listing for my favourite bookshop. Nothing is too much trouble and I like the thoughtful combinations on the travel and art etc shelves.

19  Thank creasedup
Reviewed May 26, 2011

The only remaining independent bookshop in Plymouth with the possible exception of the college shop at Marjon. Just opposite the university and up from the Library/Museum. Part of a family firm with at least one other shop in Falmouth. Sells a wide selection of academic...More

Date of experience: May 2011
12  Thank Jannerbloke
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