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“Lovely small independent bookshop”

St. Ives Bookseller
Ranked #6 of 21 Shopping in St Ives
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Kent
Level 6 Contributor
769 reviews
251 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
“Lovely small independent bookshop”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

So nice to find an independent bookshop in this busy tourist area. Bought some books that i hadn't seen before in other shops. Tiny shop but great selection of books and helpful staff.

Visited August 2014
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English first
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 776 helpful votes
“Perfect little independent bookshop.”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Small but not too small. Perfect feel. Well selected stock and enthusiastic friendly staff who can find whatever you want. Look in here whenever I am in St Ives.

Visited July 2014
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4 Thank 777hettiew
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Redhill, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Local books”
Reviewed 19 December 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Nice selection of local authors with signed copies, which make great presents for everyone. Fits in nicely with the cute shops in St Ives.

Visited October 2013
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5 Thank John R
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“YOU WILL NEED LOTS OF TIME TO BROWSE”
Reviewed 24 September 2013

Fantastic selection of books,
and of course lots of local books , too
Spoilt for choice
friendly staff

Visited September 2013
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5 Thank jan s
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
365 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,371 helpful votes
“One of our favourite bookshops.”
Reviewed 22 August 2013

Reminded of this excellent place while listening to BBC 4's Open Book - Literary Landscapes - Cornwall, this afternoon when Mariella Frostrup was talking to author Patrick Gale and Ron Johns owner of the St Ives Bookseller. It's one of those shops where not only are the majority of books about St Ives and its people but it also does a roaring trade in Novels of all classes and condition because holidays are when a lot of people still read. Ron is a personable skilled guy with his finger on the pulse and he has made this shop thrive as an excellent Indie which always has something or several things you will want.

Visited June 2013
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7 Thank JoeS424
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