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University Bookseller - CLOSED

42 Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AB, England
+44 1752 660428
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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 6 January 2016
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 23 August 2014
London, United Kingdom
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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 what you are looking for. If the book you require is not in stock, we can usually obtain a copy by the following day.
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5 Jan 2016
“Sadly favourite bookshop has CLOSED.”
23 Aug 2014
“Good selection of non academic books”
42 Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AB, England
+44 1752 660428
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Reviewed 6 January 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

2  Thank Jannerbloke
Reviewed 23 August 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.

4  Thank JoeS424
Reviewed 29 November 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

5  Thank HillyCirencester
Reviewed 22 May 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.

7  Thank PlongeurV
Reviewed 22 January 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

12  Thank DougalM_12
Reviewed 27 August 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.

15  Thank Cr0wM
Reviewed 17 June 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 26 May 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

12  Thank Jannerbloke
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