Cogito Books
  • 5 St Mary's Chare

    Hexham
    NE46 2HZ
    NE46 1NQ
Cogito Books, Hexham's Independent Bookshop serving Northumberland

Hexham & Northumberland Bookshops

Traditional Northumberland Bookshop

Variety of Books


Enter Cogito Books in Hexham, Northumberland - a place of peace – classical music plays quietly as you browse the well-stocked book shelves of this wonderful bookshop.  Now renowned for its extraordinary selection of books, Cogito Books offers you spaces to sit and relax as you rediscover the world of a traditional bookshop. With no piles of cheap-lit books, Cogito takes pride in stocking an eclectic range of fiction and non-fiction books , chosen by its owners to suit Hexham’s discerning book buying public.  No book is recommended without understanding, no book is sold without care. 

The staff in Cogito Books of Hexham are happy to search for books on their database, and they pride themselves on their skill in being able to track down books from the vaguest information when necessary.  With their wide knowledge, Cogito’s staff can suggest books to suit your needs should you ask for help.  Cogito has earned itself a reputation for efficiency and reliability, providing a salon style atmosphere and friendly ambiance.  Cogito’s reputation for excellent service as a bookshop has led to it being a major supplier of books to the schools in the Hexham, Tynedale and Newcastle areas.

Cogito Books' particular strengths are poetry  - one of the best selections of poetry books in Hexham and the North East - and unusual fiction, as well as strong history books , religion books and philosophy book sections.  Cogito Books of Hexham boasts an exciting territory for children and young adults (otherwise known as the awkward age!), with space for children to sit down and investigate books. 

To complement the books, Cogito has an increasingly large choice of classical CDs; any CD can be ordered, as can any book in print.  If you are looking for an interesting selection of greeting cards, you need look no further than Cogito’s of Hexham, which has a superb collection.  A recent addition is a selection of traditional wooden educational toys – aesthetically pleasing and fun to use.

As well as accepting National Book Tokens, Cogito Bookshop of Hexham also sells it’s own Cogito Books Vouchers, which can be exchanged for anything in the shop, not just books.  We provide our own distinctive bookmarks, which have now been sighted by Cogito bookshop cognoscenti all over the world!  


North Region Winner Independent Bookshop of the Year 2008


Cogito Books is located on a cobbled street just 200 yards from Hexham’s historic Abbey, through an archway in the market square. 

Bookshops Open Hours

Mon - Sat:  9am-5pm

Sundays 11am-3pm in December


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I always come out of this shop feeling good. There is a great selection of books and polite and knowledgable assistance. It has a slightly eccentric air which is a refreshing change from the monotony of...
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Best loved Business (In Place) 2010