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Plymouth Prints

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Address: 34 New Street | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NA, England
Phone Number: +44 1752 228210
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Now called 'Plymouth Shop'.

Pretty well the only place in the city which concentrates upon and stocks a vast collection of books, CDs, and pictures relating to all features of the city's history and life... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2015
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Devon
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Devon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Pretty well the only place in the city which concentrates upon and stocks a vast collection of books, CDs, and pictures relating to all features of the city's history and life. The prints are almost all by the owner artist historian Chris Robinson but the dozens of books films etc he has produced are based upon his vast range of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015

Pre-eminent amongst living Plymouth historians Chris Robinson is constantly producing more books, presentations, films, drawings and image collections on a wide range of local places and subjects. Although the Tripadvisor heading has not been updated, this business which contains all his output is now called Chris Robinson's Plymouth Shop and is in a slay but delightful old building in New... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

So far as I can tell, this is the only shop in Plymouth that sells things, particularly books, photographs, drawings, DVDs etc which capture and describe the city and it's history. Small well stocked shop in one of the very few old streets left.

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3 Thank 777hettiew
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

A small but busy and well stocked family enterprise contains more images and source materiel about the present and history of Plymouth than any other shop. Hiding the listing in amongst the things to do/attractions is hiding its usefulness. Recommended. Pleasant little street too.

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4 Thank Josie W
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013

Small independent shop with vast stock of local drawings and range of books and DVDs on local history. Quite compact but ironically a better source of information about Plymouth and it's place in the region and nation's rough and tumble evolution than anything provided by the council. This shop is also in one of the oldest buildings in the city.

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7 Thank HillyCirencester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

Found this through Tripadvisor although must have walked past it lots of times without noticing what it was. There is a lot of materiel here. Not just prints, framed and unframed of hundreds of local views but also dozens of books and DVDs of local themes and twentieth century local history. More here than I have ever seen in Waterstones... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

Small, family run(?), shop selling vast selection of pen drawings of local scenes. Some tinted and some in frames. Also selection of books and DVDs. Great for anyone looking for a simple souvenir or a gift. Just noticed the website too.

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12 Thank Cr0wM
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

Came here while trailing around looking for Christmas presents. Small unassuming front room shop packed with very many prints of pen drawings of local scenes. Also a lot of books on mostly twentieth century Plymouth history. Fascinating and very approachable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

This guy has been drawing famous and ordinary parts of Plymouth for half a century. For half that he's been writing books about as it was and is. For a decade or more he's been part of a company producing videos and DVDs showing us all largely unseen historical images and movie footage of the city. Lots to learn, entertain,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2011

Wide selection of local views, framed or unformed. Didn't feel like a hard sell or a ripoff, almost like they were doing it for love?

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