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A lovely bookshop

We visited this shop on the first day we were in Cirencester and the lady working in there was very... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Sharon L
Gosport, United Kingdom
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Amazing bookshop!

This is a ‘must visit’ for every child and parent! Wonderful collection of books for children only... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Burford, United Kingdom
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19 Aug 2018
“A lovely bookshop”
13 Jul 2018
“Amazing bookshop!”
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Black Jack Street, Cirencester, England
+44 1285 650677
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We visited this shop on the first day we were in Cirencester and the lady working in there was very welcoming and very friendly. The bookshop is very quaint with reviews next to some of the books giving the bookshop a more personal feel to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 13 July 2018

This is a ‘must visit’ for every child and parent! Wonderful collection of books for children only! There is something for everyone. Spilling over with enthusiasm to help with great recommendations - comfy seating to pick through and short list your selection, and free marshmallows!!...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 279suzi
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Great bookshop pleasingly free of the trappings of the big chains. Soft seats to browse through books. Really nicely laid out bookshop. Our 11 year old daughter thought it was paradise. Primarily aimed at kids but had some adult books. Perhaps could have more to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Titchers
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere in Octavia's is magical, she has so many options for all ages. If I'm ever unsure exactly what book to buy, she's more than happy to suggest! My parents often go in and ask for suggestions for my birthday / Christmas and they're...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank GlutenandMe
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Octavia's Bookshop is a magical place for children who love books or who can be introduced to reading and stories.. the choice of books is amazing and what you can't find they will try and order. Sometimes the children are lucky enough to have an...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank dragonflydancer2016
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

In an electronics-obsessives age, this unique literary oasis provides a fantastic venue where Octavia’s enthusiasm and knowledge has helped our children to discover new books. Each time we come they rely (and wait) on her recommendations. Spot on every time. Fantastic stuff! UK plc needs...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank dreynell
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This bookshop is a real gem. We could have spent hours there since the owners made us feel so welcome and the selection of books was superb. The lady (I'm guessing Octavia) was very knowledgeable about kid's books and had plenty of suggestions. Plus our...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Saioa G
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I recently called into Octavia's Book Shop in Cirencester Calital of the Cotswolds Tucked halfway down Black Jack street in this sleepy country town you could be forgiven for not knowing about this little gem, but once you known, you cannot be forgiven for not...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Warm welcome to a coloured paradise! Grandchildren were enchanted and found the story books they wanted from a helpful enthusiastic owner! Children were encouraged to look and talk about their favourite stories and the marshmallow treat was very much enjoyed and remembered! Can we return...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 19 May 2016

When you step into the little purple show, you a greeted with a friendly, polite hello, from the owner. Mainly aimed at young children, this shop has an abundance of Moomin toys, books for children, carefully shelved in all age groups. Comfy cushions and chairs...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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