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The Dorset Bookshop

69 East Street, Blandford Forum DT11 7DX, England
+44 1258 452266
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Wonderful browse

Discovered this lovely shop on a day trip. Very very good selection of secondhand books on the top... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Annabel R
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Lymington
via mobile
Wonderful old-fashioned bookshop

Small and quirky, with vertiginous stairs and clocks ticking away everywhere, this is the most... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
LeonieF
,
England
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6 Apr 2018
“Wonderful browse”
20 Aug 2017
“Wonderful old-fashioned bookshop”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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69 East Street, Blandford Forum DT11 7DX, England
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+44 1258 452266
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Discovered this lovely shop on a day trip. Very very good selection of secondhand books on the top two floors. Lovely cosy rooms with wooden floors and gently ticking clocks. Could have stayed for a long time but was about to close. Good selection of...More

Thank Annabel R
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Small and quirky, with vertiginous stairs and clocks ticking away everywhere, this is the most delightful Bookshop. Some of the books are new, most are second hand. We found some real treasures and had a good hour of happy browsing.

Thank LeonieF
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Great shop in the heart of Blandford. Lovely selection of books new and old, the shop itself is like walking back in time. Very helpful in here if they don't have it in stock they will try and order it for you.

Thank Dorsetsbest
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Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

This bookstore has everything. New books on the first floor and used books on the next two levels. Many selections. Plus comfortable furniture (couches) that I could have just curled up on and took a little nap while reading. I love this place and highly...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2015

Sometimes, we miss seeing what is in front of us, we take for granted that which is and always has been. My bookworm daughters eyes lit up in this shop, so did mine. There is a big childrens sections and a huge second hand children's...More

2  Thank Dee P
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