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Mr B's Book Emporium

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Quirky Bookshop

If you love books then you must visit this bookshop, such a lovely atmosphere, you can browse at... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Lisa G
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Best Bookshop Ever!

That's what my 8 year old son said when we visited Mr. B's for the first time. The staff are... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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14-15 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL, England
+44 1225 331155
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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

A little bit disappointed after reading the rave reviews. Just not for me. Great building, with some great displays and selections of not your run of the mill fayre. Other displays and selections of books, left me underwhelmed. I feel most of the books I...More

1  Thank gelvisblue
Reviewed 11 September 2018

If you love books then you must visit this bookshop, such a lovely atmosphere, you can browse at your leisure or the staff are willing to help at any point.

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 8 September 2018

That's what my 8 year old son said when we visited Mr. B's for the first time. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, the layout of the shop is quirky with cosy corners, several levels and Tintin comics as wallpaper on the way upstairs! It...More

Thank nataschahouse
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This is a delightful independent bookshop located in John Street in the heart of Bath. Quirkily furnished it is staffed by very knowledgeable bibliophiles and is one of Bath’s main attractions in Bath. The shop is spread over three floors and includes a reading room...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

However, staff (specifically short lady with kind of dark curly hair)shouldn’t eat at the front desk/till area. I wouldn’t want to purchase items that might be handled with food (oily /crumby hands)especially when I’m paying for a new item. I get that people need to...More

1  Thank CAllen01
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

I love books and it seems that this bookshop loves me. Excellent bookshop selling some ground breaking books and some stunning fiction as well. If you are passionate about books, then come here.

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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

I love that excited feeling when I come across an independent bookshop that has an assortment of weird and wonderful offerings stacked in the window and just gets better upon entering and Mr B's is such a place. We went in to find a local...More

Thank Metrox
Reviewed 16 July 2018

I hit the bookshops of town when we travel, and this was one of the better ones. A very helpful staff assisted me twice while there. The staff recommendations are designated, "The B's Knees". There's something like a laid-back vibrancy, if you can image that....More

Thank george b
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

I went to Mr B's to get one of their brilliant book voucher subscriptions for my partner, the Staff were super friendly and really helpfull. I must confess Im not a massive book reader but the whole experiance really made me want to pick up...More

Thank Alex-Illustrates
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

This is a big statement to say it’s my favourite in the world, I love bookshops, especially Independant ones, but this is the one. A chance encounter at Glastonbury started all this - I live books, and I love people who love them, live them...More

2  Thank U5251VJstuarth
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