Books

Button and Bear Bookshop in Shrewsbury is the first Children's Bookshop in Shropshire with books suitable from birth right up to the end of primary school and is based on Castle Street in Shrewsbury just a short walk away from Marks and Spencers. Button and Bear offers children and their families a wide range of books, events and delicious cakes and drinks.  

One of the UK's leading retailers, WHSmith is best known for its books, newspapers and stationery. However, WHSmith now offers an increasingly wide choice of goods, including gifts, toys, games, electronics and much more.

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Set in the heart of Shrewsbury, the Parade Shopping Centre provides a unique shopping experience. There are over 25 individual shops on two floors at the Grade II Georgian building, which is fronted by four imposing Doric columns.

The Parade was converted from the Royal Salop Infirmary, where Charles Darwin's father once practiced as a doctor, after it faced demolition in 1979 and was turned into shops and apartments, with stunning views over the River Severn and beyond.

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Founded in 1981, The Works is a family friendly discount retailer, with over 300 stores all over the UK. It offers great value discount gifts, art, craft, hobbies, toys and stationery, as well as the books and children's books that make up a large part of its range. The Works' seasonal products include Valentine's Day, Mothers Day, Easter, Father's Day, sporting events, Back to School, Halloween and Christmas. The team of buyers are always looking for great new ideas to add to the huge product range each year, ensuring customers have something exciting to discover!

Waterstones is one of the UK's leading book retailers, providing customers with a wide choice, excellent value and expert advice from a knowledgeable and enthusiastic team. Waterstones seeks to excite and inspire people to read and engage in books. Each Waterstones store is unique, with its own range profile and space at the front of the bookshop to promote a choice of books picked by staff from that branch.

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Beneath Shrewsbury’s iconic clocktower is the town’s award-winning indoor market.

Cosmopolitan cafés, artisan producers, vintage sellers, quality gift boutiques, artists and craftspeople all thrive alongside traditional fresh fruit and veg stalls and family butchers who have been trading for up to 100 years.

Diners can enjoy some of the most creative food in town – authentic Beijing dumplings at a Chinese tea house, champagne and oysters at a continental-style seafood bar, Spanish tapas, sizzling Thai street food and more.

Illuminate is Shropshire's largest Christian bookshop, and stocks a wide selection of books as well as cards for almost every occasion, including weddings, baptisms, bereavements and confirmations. The shop also offers gifts, music and church supplies. The shop is owned and run by local people, and has been serving the churches and people of Shropshire for over 50 years. Illuminate supplies resources for churches and individuals throughout the county and further afield. Please see website for opening hours.