Our History

Independent booksellers for over 50 years

Located in the attractive market town of Henley-on-Thames, The Bell Bookshop makes an ideal stop on a family day out, conveniently situated close to the river and the car park. Opened in 1966, with the shop itself dating back to the 18th century, the Bell Bookshop is a destination bookshop.

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.

Visit us for a wonderful book-browsing experience, and let our friendly and knowledgeable staff find the perfect book for you.

Our Team

At Bell Bookshop we have a fantastic team of book lovers who would be happy to answer any questions that you have about books. You can read more about us by clicking on the button below or visiting our Meet the Team page

Bell Bookshop and Henley Royal Regatta

Henley Royal Regatta is undoubtedly the best known regatta in the world and is both one of the highlights of the summer sporting calendar and the social season. 


It attracts thousands of visitors over a 5-day period and spectators will be thrilled by over 200 races of an international standard, including Olympians and crews new to the event.


Aside from the rowing, visitors can take in the ambience enjoying the facilities within the enclosures.

Click on the link below to read more about the Regatta.

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52 Bell Street,

Henley-on-Thames, RG9 2BL

Email: bellbookshop@btconnect.com

Tel: 01491 572 583

Open Monday to Saturday

9.30am to 5.30pm