Our Shop

We are one of those increasing rarities – an independent bookshop.
This means we can 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 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, nooks and crannies.  A real tardis.

New Arrivals

New Arrivals

Children and adults - look here for many of the new titles that come into the shop every day. We update this selection regularly to give an idea of the...

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Local Interest

Local Interest and Maps

We have all the Landranger and Regional Ordnance Survey maps plus many of the Explorer and Tourist maps. Also Local and National Walk Books for exploring our beautiful countryside. 2022...

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Cards and Paper

Every day customers tell us we have such a wonderful selection of cards - "the best in the world!" It's great to hear that you like them. Here are just...

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Notelets

Gift Stationery, Calendars and Diaries

Cotswold 2023 calendars are now in! Notelets - thank you cards - artist's journals - guest books - bookmarks - playing cards. Examples below and more in the shop.

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Jigsaws

Jigsaws

We always have some really great quality, interesting jigsaw designs from Pomegranate in 500, 1000 and 2000 pieces. Just a few examples here and many more to see in the...

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Classical CDs & Sheet Music

Naxos single CDs still at the old prices of £6:99 and £7:99 while stocks last! Tewkesbury Choral Society Members - we have Brahms German Requiem on CD and the Novello...

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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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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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