Situated just off ‘The Circle’ in Bath, ‘Bath Old Books’ is a shop which specialises in second hand books.
Entering the shop ground floor area whilst small, holds a great collection of books including; children’s books, a whole shelf of Jane Austen’s novels and a shelf of Art books.
Much like many bookshops it has a basement area, which is accessed by a twisting staircase. Walking carefully down, we headed to explore the rest of the books, the shop has to offer. The downstairs area covers a larger space than you would imagine. The shelves cover a large range of genres which include; fiction and literature, history, poetry amongst others. The fiction in particular, contains a lovely collection of old books as well as some beautiful Folio Society editions.
Having explored the downstairs area, we headed back upstairs to look at the children’s collection, it is here we found a delightful folio copy of Edward Lear’s, Complete Nonsense, a book of amusing verses and poems which include the well-known ‘Owl and the Pussy Cat’. At a fairly reasonable price for a folio society edition, we bought this and thus drew our visit to an end.
A lovely shop with a great collection of second hand and old books. It is another bookshop in Bath I will certainly be visiting again when I am shopping in the city, along with Mr B’s Emporium for Reading Delights and Topping & Co.
Address: 9c, Margarets Buildings, Avon, Bath BA1 2LP