Opening Times



OPEN SUNDAYS 11am-4pm in holidays



12 Higher Street

(opposite the Cherub Inn)

Dartmouth TQ6 9RB




Contact Details

Tel: 01803 839571

Email: info@dartmouth

Please visit the 'Contact' page to get in touch...

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The Dartmouth Community Bookshop is a not-for-profit community benefit society, set up specially to sell new books to local people and visitors to Dartmouth following the closure of the famous Harbour Bookshop in September 2011. We believe that many people want to browse and buy books in a bookshop and we want our shop to become a focus for booklovers in the area and to help promote reading and literacy in all age groups.

We stock a good selection of new books for adults and children of all ages. To browse, order and buy our books, come and see us. We are happy to help with selection. We also stock greeting cards, local postcards and Naxos CDs and sell and redeem National Book Tokens. Orders are usually delivered in 24 - 48 hours.

We are based at 12 Higher Street, Dartmouth, opposite the Cherub Inn. Our selection includes fiction,  nautical, cookery, biography, history and military, travel, local history, guides and maps and more. We have lots of children's books, for tots to teens. We are keeping alive the connection with Christopher Robin Milne (who founded the Harbour Bookshop in the 1950s) by selling new Winnie-the-Pooh books and cards, and some collector's items.

Andrea Saunders who worked in the Harbour Bookshop for many years is our professional, paid manager and orders our stock of new books. The rest of us work as volunteers on a rota.

We have expanded the shop by means of a new sales room in what was the back yard, paid for by community shares. Our children's corner has been enlarged with the help of an award from author James Patterson (see photo).

If you are interested in helping us and want more information please contact us via the website.