In the beautiful Cotswolds village of Broadway, you can find Blandford Books. Its bay windows are bursting with delights, offering a taste of what’s inside.
The shop offers a wonderful range of picture books, mixing firm favourites with new releases. These are temptingly displayed with book character toys like Paddington and the Moomins scattered around. Framed pictures and quotes are also displayed amongst the books declaring things like ‘Reading is Fun!’
The selection of titles available for the primary age range was particularly good and I found some real treats which I had not seen in other shops.
Sadly, I was not allowed to take photos in the shop; when I asked permission, the ladies explained that this was not possible as so many people come in, take pictures of the books they like the look of and then go and order them from Amazon! Sad times! However, I have taken pictures of the books I bought instead!
The shop doesn’t have a YA section as the ladies explained that their sales of these have never picked up really since e-readers have been popular. The adult section covers a wide range of subjects and there are lots of cards and gifts on sale as well.
A lovely bookshop in a beautiful little town, Blandford Books is well worth a visit! You can look at their website here.