Our Shop

Browse through these pages to see many of our wonderful stock items.
We update daily to keep up with new arrivals.
However there are so many more discoveries to make when you visit us.

We are an owner/managed Independent Bookshop.
This means we make our own selection of the books we stock.  We aim to provide you with something a little different and a wider choice.  Books you may not find elsewhere.

alison’s bookshop is so much bigger on the inside than it looks from the outside.
Two floors and seven rooms big! 
A place of safe browsing, happy discoveries, comfy seating, interesting nooks and crannies. 
Customers often refer to us being “a real tardis!”.

New Arrivals

New Arrivals

Updated usually daily with just some of the many new titles that come into the shop Here you can find reading options for Adults, either Hardbacks or Paperbacks - Fiction...

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Local Interest

Local Interest and Maps

NEW IN - 2025 G.B. Road Atlases TWO NEW WALKING GUIDES - Recently Added! We stock most Landranger and Regional Ordnance Survey maps plus many of the Explorer and Tourist...

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Cards Paper Green Pebble Stands

Cards and Paper

Every day our customers compliment us on our beautiful and varied cards which is wonderful to hear and to know that you enjoy them as much as we do For...

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Stationery

Gift Stationery

We have a broad selection of notecards from several suppliers. We also stock thank you cards and gift journals - plain or ruled paper - as well as artist's journals....

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Jigsaws

Jigsaws

  MORE NEW JIGSAW DESIGNS for 2024  have arrived for the summer   As well as the standard rectangular format we even have circular ones - no corners to find!...

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9781912114177 Bbc.proms.2024

Sheet Music & Classical CDs

ABRSM Piano Exam Pieces - 2025-26 - now in stock Do not miss these bargains - Naxos single CDs still at the old prices of £6.99 and £7.99 while stocks...

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New Arrivals

Added Early 2021

Books featured here arrived in the shop during lockdown.  For books that have arrived since April 2021 please look in New Arrivals.

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Staircase Spiral Bookshop

Around The Shop

You will find new release hardbacks covering most genres, bays of fiction, a large children’s area with books for babies up to young adult. OS maps, walk books, local interest...

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