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Quite simply, Booka is one of the top 50 independent bookshops in the UK with a smart selection and range of topics, a relaxing cafe and lovely children's room too!

A BRILLIANT BOOKSHOP & CAFE IN OSWESTRY

Booka Bookshop is, quite simply, a bookshop that Oswestry and Shropshire can be proud of!

Booka Bookshop and Cafe has created a tranquil space with a smart range of books, well-selected to provide something for everyone. There are delightful surprises in every section.

THE BOOKA CAFE

Famed for their delicious cakes and coffee perfection, it is just the place to sit awhile and enjoy the relaxing ambience of this much-loved bookshop.

 

OPENING HOURS

Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 5.30pm.

BOOK ORDERING FOR NEXT DAY DELIVERY

Would you like to order a new book? Booka bookshop can order any new book for delivery the next day - which knocks the spots off Amazon.

Just call Booka bookshop on 01691-662244 or email your book details and let Booka of Oswestry do the rest for you.

FREE LOCAL DELIVERY

Booka bookshop will even deliver your book for free if you are within 10 miles of Oswestry.

RANGE OF TOPICS

Booka in Oswestry has a wide selection of books on a range of topics including Gardening, Nature, Art, Design, Home, Local Interest, Health, Parenting, Mind Body & Soul, Humour, Fiction, Biography, History, Reference, Science, Sports & Pastimes and a lovely Children's Book Room!

The stock is always changing, so come along and see what's new in.

AUTHOR READINGS & SIGNINGS

Horrid Henry has visited and the Gruffalo has been too! They have had Poetry Readings and Author Signings during the day and at evening events. At the Oswestry Festival of the Word, Booka hosted an afternoon with Dominic Hibberd, Wilfred Owen's biographer - a great event!

BOOKA AND NATIONAL BOOK TOKENS

If you're looking for book tokens, Booka have book tokens that you can use in their shop, or National Book Tokens that you can send to friends and family to use anywhere in the country.

Tokens are available in varying values: £1, £5, £10 and £25.

MOLESKIN NOTEBOOKS & MORE

Fond of those cool Moleskin notebooks? Booka have the complete range available. They also stock a gorgeous selection of Penguin mugs, notepads, pencils and the fabulous deckchairs - if you ask nicely they will even demonstrate it.

GIFT WRAPPING SERVICE

There is a fine selection of designer wrapping paper and classy greeting cards.

Booka bookshop will also happily giftwrap your gifts.

CREATE YOUR OWN GIFT BUNDLE!

Struggling to think what to get someone for Xmas? Booka may have the answer: create your own gift bundle from books, gifts, tokens, tree decorations...and more. A really lovely idea.

Ask them about making your own gift bundle and they will help you put it together.

VISITING BOOKA BOOKSHOP

If you're coming by car, it's best to park in the Central Car Park, and wander through Festival Square (Red Square) and you will see Booka bookshop & cafe on your right along Church Street. Enjoy your visit!



thebestofOswestry recommends Booka Bookshop
for a smart book selection, next day book ordering & delightful cafe

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In February 2014, said about Booka Bookshop & Cafe

I recently had a really lovely smooth cup of coffee here and yummy homemade orange cake. Nice comfy seats too.

5/ 5stars
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In February 2013, said about Booka Bookshop & Cafe

Great atmosphere and original idea combining books and cafe together. High standard of display and more thab meets expectations.

5/ 5stars
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In February 2012, said about Booka Bookshop & Cafe

This is proper book shop which engages with its customers and the community. The selection of books is ecletic and owners and staff are knowledgable and engaging. And then ther's the home made cakes!

5/ 5stars
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In January 2012, said about Booka Bookshop & Cafe

The staff are always very friendly and helpful which seems so rare these days. The shop provides inspiration and lifts your mood.

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In June 2011, said about Booka Bookshop & Cafe

It is quite frankly the best book shop/cafe I have visited. I could have stayed there all day!

5/ 5stars
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In June 2011, said about Booka Bookshop & Cafe

Wed May 11 2011. I can't recommend this book shop too highly. I ordered a book which was not in stock - nor in 3 other bookshops I'd phoned - and was phoned inside two days (it felt to me like an almost instant call as soon as I'd ordered) "Your book is in" were the astonishing words. Politeness. Quick looking up of title and author. Unbelievably swift ordering of the book and phoning me. Brilliant! Previously I've ordered through Amazon but this was miles ahead!!

5/ 5stars
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In June 2011, said about Booka Bookshop & Cafe

Lovely bookshop, particularly like the personal notes displayed around the shop. Not too cluttered, books arranged for easy viewing. Love the cafe, as I can browse, have a cup of coffee and browse again!

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In June 2011, said about Booka Bookshop & Cafe

Fab coffee, great books, good atmosphere - what more could you want?

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In May 2011, said about Booka Bookshop & Cafe

Whatever your interests, this is the best place to hang out. The books and cakes are pretty good too.

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In May 2011, said about Booka Bookshop & Cafe

Super little bookshop - friendly atmosphere for browsing. Great talks organised by authors.

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In May 2011, said about Booka Bookshop & Cafe

Wonderful oasis to pop into mid-shopping for a browse, a cuppa and the best homemade cakes in Oswestry.

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In May 2011, said about Booka Bookshop & Cafe

I would recommend the Booka cafe for it's friendly and relaxing atmosphere. The food and drinks are always excellent and the service from the happy and friendly staff is simply second to none. For me, this makes the Booka cafe simply the best in Oswestry.

5/ 5stars
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In May 2011, said about Booka Bookshop & Cafe

A wonderful fusion of a lovely coffee shop with home-made cakes, coupled with a light airy, well-stocked and child friendly bookshop. Thoroughly recommended.

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In March 2011, said about Booka Bookshop & Cafe

As a writer myself, I love the complimentary products on offer at Booka. I always have a long wish list of items that I can give to my friends and family when they ask me what I want for Birthday or Xmas. The staff are friendly and knowledgable - the best mix for a bookshop in my opinion. A welcoming place that's great for chatting, shopping or networking. A calm oasis within the beating creative heart of Shropshire - Oswestry.

5/ 5stars
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In December 2010, said about Booka Bookshop & Cafe

A brilliant little bookshop for anyone. My 4yr old son loves it. It's easy to get onto Amazon and get your books delivered to your door, but Booka is so much more. Friendly helpful staff, a cup of coffee and a slice of cake, whilst browsing through a great choice of adults and childrens books can't be beaten.

4/ 5stars
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In October 2010, said about Booka Bookshop & Cafe

This shop is brilliant! I love reading so this was my dream come true and I can also eat a cake when I'm reading!

4/ 5stars
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In October 2010, said about Booka Bookshop & Cafe

A great selection of books for all tastes and ages. Super gifts and cards are a bonus and the café makes it the perfect place to unwind with a friend or by yourself!

4/ 5stars
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In October 2010, said about Booka Bookshop & Cafe

Really lovely book shop. Its a definate asset for Oswestry. Great book selection, enjoy the special events and really relaxing atmosphere in the coffee shop. My little boy loves the baby chinos especially when it is just marshmallow!

5/ 5stars
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In October 2010, said about Booka Bookshop & Cafe

I love this place. Books chosen with care, displayed as they would be at home..hard back next to paperbacks, encouraging you to browse. First time I visited I left with 5 books..that is a record, even for me! Then the smell of the coffee, the music, there but not intrusive. This shop got my vote, not because the others aren't all worthy candidates, but because it gave me the best shopping experience I've ever had in Oswestry. Well done!

3/ 5stars
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In October 2010, said about Booka Bookshop & Cafe

Calm and relaxing. Buy a book, relax and read - what more could anyone want?

5/ 5stars
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In October 2010, said about Booka Bookshop & Cafe

It is always a pleasurable experience to enter Booka. The atmosphere is welcoming and Carrie and her staff are always cheerful and helpful. I have ordered several books over recent months and nothing has been too much trouble.

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In October 2010, said about Booka Bookshop & Cafe

I was delighted when this shop opened in Oswestry, and it has certainly lived up to our expectations. The staff are friendly and helpful, and they serve a good cup of coffee.

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In October 2010, said about Booka Bookshop & Cafe

Booka a brilliant independent bookshop run by Carrie Morris and her enthusiastic helpers offers a really interesting selection of books that are not to be found on the shelves of supermarkets or high street chains. If you just want to relax with coffee and cake, chat with friends or watch the world go by Booka fits the bill. If that is not enough Booka regularly puts on 'author'events for all age groups and genres. Business such as this puts Oswestry back on the map.

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In October 2010, said about Booka Bookshop & Cafe

Booka has a great look, in and out. Also they have a good selection of books and the staff are always ready to help which they do in a friendly manner. Coffee in there is lovely and the cakes are sublime! What an asset to a town like this!

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In October 2010, said about Booka Bookshop & Cafe

Booka is a refreshing addition to Church Street. It's very innovative for Oswestry and its welcoming staff appreciated by us all. Happy Birthday Booka!

4/ 5stars
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    SY11 2SP
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