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Local Bookshops


University of Essex, Colchester CO4 3SQ, UK – 01206 864773

Good bookstore with a wide variety of books; unfortunately though, the books are very pricey and can be found online theee times cheaper...


12-13 High St, Colchester CO1 1DA, UK – 01206 561307

Massive selection of books, lots of opportunity to meet Authors. Nothing too much trouble! Lovely Children's section!

A Bibliophiles dream, plus employees that know what they are doing. Brilliant place.

Red Lion Books

125 High St, Colchester CO1 1SZ, UK – 01206 578584

One of the friendliest independent book shops I've ever been into. The staff are knowledgeable and are able to answer almost any question that you may have (on books at least, I have never challenged them on orthopedic foot care). Beware though, you'll want to buy loads of books!

I always enjoy going to this bookshop, they host some great events and are super friendly. Got to support the local stores.

AbeBooks.co.uk - search for new, secondhand, rare, or out-of-print books from over 13,500 booksellers worldwide, selling over 100 million books.
Amazon's huge online booklist. Site also features music, DVDs, electronic, home and garden items, kitchen gadgets, etc.
You can now rent DVDs online and buy and sell items via the Amazon Marketplace (rather like Ebay).
Excellent city guides, adults and childrens non fiction books from Dorling Kindersley.
The company started up in 1974 and now publishes an extensive range of internationally acclaimed adult and children's titles. The UKs market leader in non-fiction, Dorling Kindersley creates books that offer comprehensive information and good design.
Penguin is a British icon and publishes over 6000 classic and much-loved books as well as new bestsellers including Jamie Oliver, Nick Hornby, Marian Keyes, plus the Rough Guides travel series, Penguin Classic and Puffin, Ladybird, Peter Rabbit and Flower Fairies books for children.
Books from Tescos Online Store
Waterstone’s, the leading specialist high street book retailer, has launched its own online retail website offering a wealth of books and book knowledge and access to expert booksellers from Waterstone’s stores around the country.