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Address: 27 New Street, Plymouth PL1 2NB, England
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01752 661165
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Came in last week to see what I might find amongst this huge and eclectic mass of books, only to find that the owner sought me out to explain that, as a result of retirement plans... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2017
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Devon
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Devon
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Came in last week to see what I might find amongst this huge and eclectic mass of books, only to find that the owner sought me out to explain that, as a result of retirement plans and in the absence of anyone seeking to take over the business, he was running down the stock, partly by selling on a two... More 

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Devon
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Best by a country mile. Not neat and perfectly categorised and ordered. Not every volume or even half the stock is readily accessible without moving dozens of others but it's a great selection and there are many wide and narrow topics that are very well represented in quality. I find it impossible to spend less than an hour browsing but... More 

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I found this by chance today and what a fantastic gem of a bookshop it is - piles and piles of second hand books & a superb array and selection on offer. The owner is a really friendly helpful guy who clearly knows his stuff and is passionate about helping you find the right book without being "in your face".... More 

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3 Thank LadyR75
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

A bookshop that is crammed with excellent book, with the owner more than willing to located the books we wanted We came away with 9 books. Well worth a visit, very friendly. Its also located next to cafe well in cafe which is also so good.

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3 Thank AlmaRH137
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Reviewed 16 September 2014

Lovely friendly approachable owner wears his hair long and straggly. but runs a first rate little space in a mixed use old warehouse. Books piled high and many thousands to chose from. Fantastic way to spend an hour or so.

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8 Thank 254izzyb
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Vast quantities of books. I come in a couple of times a year or if sheltering from the rain. Almost always come away with three or four unusual books, out of print or not readily available elsewhere. Friendly guy runs the place. Wry smile but looks like a bit of a hermit.

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8 Thank Knackersknowle
Devon
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

Only discovered this place week. Had seen the Tripadvisor entry but hadn't really worked out where it was or that it could be quite so seductive or extensive. This is not a dusty old shop in a small market town but rather half the ground floor of an old Barbican warehouse with a huge number of good condition mostly hardbacks... More 

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9 Thank Cr0wM
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

Recently moved to Plymouth and was delighted to find this place. The store has an extensive assortment of paperbacks and hardbacks - it seems reasonably well organised and the owner was helpful in locating some things I was after. I managed to pick up some literary classics and historical books for good prices. It's a bit of a squeeze between... More 

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13 Thank Rose M
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 June 2013

Come in here several times a year when in Plymouth. He has a very large number of second hand books covering a vast range of subjects. Evidently very good at buying in personal collections on specialist topics such as politics. Although better arranged than before it can still be a squeeze through the huge stacks of books. Often find things... More 

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9 Thank JoeS424
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Reviewed 8 June 2012

Always liked this place but it used to be worse than difficult to browse or find the right categories. Came in this week and discovered that a very great deal of sorting has taken place, possibly because there is marginally less space since the glass dividing wall has been put up and there seems to be a bigger stock. This... More 

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