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Bunny books


52 Bell Street




Monday to Saturday

9:30am to 5:00pm


Please call 01491 572583

or e-mail us at

Henley's Oldest & Friendliest

Looking for something new to read, or seeking a gift? Come to The Bell Bookshop, an independent bookshop which stocks over 20,000 titles. You can find books here that the chain stores ignore, discovering everything from old childhood favourites to your newest obsession.

Located in the attractive market town of Henley-on-Thames, The Bell Bookshop makes an ideal stop on a family day out. We’re close to the river and the car park, and history lovers may be interested to know that the shop itself dates back to the 18th century. Visit us for a wonderful book-browsing experience, and let our friendly and knowledgeable staff find the perfect book for you.

Our Books


Being an ‘indie’, The Bell Bookshop offers a different and more eclectic range to the chain shops. You’ll find books here that the bigger stores ignore and hidden gems you may have overlooked. Everyone working here is passionate about books, and we’re always happy to share our latest favourites with you (and we read a lot). We pride ourselves on hand-picking every book on our shelves.

We specialise in children’s books for all ages, new and general fiction hardback and paperback, classics, biographies, travel guides, history books, cookery books, other non-fiction and our independent collection. Just click on the button below for more information about each range, and don’t forget our range of wonderful gifts!

News & Events


We regularly hold events in the bookshop and are the Bookselling Partner of the Henley Literary Festival. This is a great annual event, celebrating the magic of literature. The Bell Bookshop attends every year, selling books and organising book signings.

For more details about our news and events please click on the link below. We look forward to your visit.

Our Range of Gifts

We have a lovely range of gifts to suit all tastes and budgets. We particularly specialise in a wide range of greetings cards for all occasions, including some beautiful hand picked art cards. You can view of complete range by clicking on the button below but do pop in and take a look as
we add new items to our collection all the time.

"It's always a pleasure to give in to temptation. And what better temptation is there than a real bookshop full of irresistible books".

Alexander McCall Smith