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Our History

Independent book-sellers
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 and visiting our Meet the Team page. 

Bell Bookshop and Henley Royal Regatta

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.