A well-stocked, independent bookshop in the heart of the South Hams in Devon. Friendly, knowledgeable booksellers & next day delivery.
One of Devon's best independent bookshops
We've been selling the world's best books for over 30 years. Welcome to our world.
We are a member of the Booksellers Association and have access to over 4.5 million books currently published and can order just about any book for collection or next-day delivery to your own home, business or any number of addresses.
We also offer an easy, free tracking and returns service and are always available to chat and answer questions.
We like to think that we have one of the best rewards cards in the book world and have been running the scheme for nearly 25 years. Our famous cards are, by now, squirrelled away in just about every home in South Devon and homes across the world.
We've always done it the old fashioned way: no names required, no personal details needed, passing them on to friends and family. What can we say, we just love bookworms!
- Spend £10 and get a stamp.
- Fill your card with 10 stamps and earn a whopping £10 to use in the shop or choose a £10 National Book Token to use in independent bookstores nationwide!
In the end, we are an independent bookshop and have to look our friends in the eyes, so we are generous - there is no penny-pinching! If your bill comes to £9.99 or thereabouts, then we give a stamp. There is no half-stamp silliness here. We still honour cards from long ago and have lost count of the times that customers have turned up with a fistful of scrunched-up cards rescued from the kitchen drawer.
We will always honour them. Because that's what friends do.
Book Club Discounts
We offer a 10% discount for the many bookclubs in and around the area (and across the country, too!) We also offer the option to source good second-hand copies and out-of-print searches.
Young or old, if you are studying then we offer a student discount worth 10% and our unending support for your quest for knowledge.
National Book Tokens
Who remembers the paper National Book Tokens? Well, we still get them occasionally and honour them, of course!
Nowadays they are super-whizzy and can be given or received in a number of ways; by hand, post, email or app. They can also be loaded with as much as you like – in all sorts of different amounts.
They are still one of the best presents a person can receive. Every so often, we have a customer who is concerned that they seem too small to give as a gift. We are always delighted to reassure them that the holders of National Book Tokens come into the bookshop waving their tokens and choosing their books with absolute joy.
You can use them in any good independent bookshop, at the national chains or online. If a bookshop doesn’t have a website then you can always telephone and use the National Book Token to pay for the books over the telephone.
We've been working with schools for nearly 30 years. There is something magic about having a bookshop that your children can go to after book events. They start their own personal reading journey, choosing unexpected books and following interests that you did not know they had. The Harbour Bookshop has always been a comfortable space to start making choices about the books they want to buy, to keep and to cherish.
We can organise author events and supply books.
The bookshop also organises teacher events in the evenings to browse the new books and network with others to discuss successes and share good practice.
Would you like to ask us a question? Give us a call, send a text or send an email. We'd love to hear from you! Whether it's checking what's in stock, ordering in something special or asking for a particular book to be made available online, our team will be happy to help.