Big Jubilee Read

We are delighted to be participating in the Big Jubilee Read….

The Big Jubilee Read is a reading for pleasure campaign celebrating great reads from across the
Commonwealth to coincide with Her Majesty The Queen’s Jubilee. An expert panel of librarians,
booksellers and literature specialists has chosen seventy titles from a “readers’ choice” longlist with
ten books for each decade of Her Majesty The Queen’s reign. The list offers brilliant, beautiful and
thrilling writing produced by authors from a wide range of Commonwealth countries over the last
seventy years to engage all readers in the discovery and celebration of great books. 
The Big Jubilee Read campaign will be delivered in partnership with BBC Arts and The Reading
Agency. It received funding from Arts Council England and is supported by Libraries Connected and
the Booksellers Association.

📚 20 Books for 20 Years 🍾

Today, 18th February, it is 20 years since the current ownership had the privilege of taking over  Book Stop in Tavistock.  

In celebration, we have curated a list of 20 favourite novels published in each of the last 20 years.
Profiles of each individual book to follow for the next 20 days on our Instagram  page.

Thank you to all our wonderful customers for your love and support, and here’s to the next 20 years 📚🍾!

Shop our 20 list here

🎄Christmas Reads🎄

Season’s Greetings from Book Stop!

Whether you are able to visit us in-person or would like to order online, we have a beautiful range of books to suit all tastes this Christmas…

Christmas Books

Classic Christmas stories, cosy crime, festive recipes, and much more…

Shop Christmas Books🎄

Christmas Books for Kids

Festive fun from favourite characters, including Clarice BeanPeppa Pig and the Moomins

Shop Christmas Books for Kids 🎅

Stocking Fillers

Inspiring manifestos, nature almanacshumour books and more are included in our list of stocking-filler gems…

Shop Stocking Fillers 🎁

Beautiful Gift Books

Gorgeous books for your coffee table, including art from Tolkien, musings from Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama, poems by Carol Ann Duffy and jaw-dropping nature photography.

Shop Gift Books📚

Autumn Events 🤩

We have two wonderful events coming up in November:

10th November: Yotam Ottolenghi and Noor Murad

World-renowned chef Yotam Ottolenghi, and food writer Noor Murad will be taking you through the ingredients and secrets behind their new book Shelf Love.

To attend, buy your copy here and you’ll receive a link to the event on the day!

29th November: Ann Patchett in conversation with Daisy Buchanan

Bestselling author of Bel Canto and The Dutch House Ann Patchett will be in conversation with author Daisy Buchanan on 29th November – pre-order your copy of Ann’s new book, These Precious Days, here to attend!

New Fiction and Non-Fiction Books for Autumn📚

Make sure to keep an eye on our online shop for new fiction and non-fiction reads for adults and children – new releases are being added all the time!

Shop new books here

There’s still time to get your stash of Hallowe’en books…🦇

Shop spooky stories for adults here

Shop Hallowe’en books for kids here

🎃Hallowe’en Books🎃

Get into the spine-tingling spirit with our recommendations for Hallowe’en reads for adults and children! With ghost stories galore, new horror and gothic reads, trick or treat adventures with the Very Hungry Caterpillar and much more, there is something to thrill all ages this October…

Shop Spooky Stories for Adults 🕷

Shop Hallowe’en Books for Kids 👻

And don’t forget- there is free shipping over £40 on our Bookshop site!

🍁Nature Books For Autumn🍂

We have a bumper crop of wonderful nature books to bring in Autumn 2021…

With titles for both adults and children, we have an inspiring list of nature writing, foraging tips, wildlife photography, thoughts on the climate crisis, identification guides and much more…

Shop Nature Books Here

Enjoy Free Shipping over £40 on our Bookshop site! Shop Here

Booker Prize Longlist & Summer Reads🌞

The 13 titles up for this year’s Booker were announced this week- shop them here

Also- take a look at our summer reading recommendations:

To Escape 🌞: Stories from the beach, adventures in Crete, romance in the Tamar Valley… our list of escapist titles has everything you could want for uplifting, feel-good summer reads.

Shop Escapist Summer Reads

To Thrill 😱: New releases from Mark Billingham, James Patterson, Janice Hallett, Lisa Taddeo and more make up our selection of thrilling page-turners for this summer.

Shop Thriller and Crime Books

To Absorb 🧐: Nominees for the Booker Prize, the Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Costa Awards all feature in this list of absorbing tales.

Shop Absorbing Summer Reads

To Inspire 💡: Inspirational writing on nature, our ancestral history, Feminism and magic are included in this assortment of books to inform and entertain.

Shop Inspiring Summer Books

Happy reading!

July Events with Brit Bennett and Claudia Winkleman✨

Join two wonderful online events this July:

7th July: Claudia Winkleman

In Quite, Claudia shares her observations on topics such as the importance of melted cheese, why black coats are vital, and how nurses are our most precious national treasure. Hear her talk about all this and more with Emma Freud on the 7th.

To attend, pre-order Quite in paperback here

13th July: Brit Bennett

Described as an ‘utterly mesmerising novel’ by Bernardine Evaristo, The Vanishing Half tells the story of estranged twin sisters who live very different lives, each with a different racial identity that soon unravels. Brit will be discussing the influences that helped shape the book, and her own upbringing in Southern California.

To attend, order The Vanishing Half here

If you buy either of these books from Book Stop by phone (01822 617244), email ( or from our online shop, you will be emailed a link to the relevant event on the day- see you there!