Persephone Books

8 Edgar Buildings

General Helpline: 01225 425050

Opening hours
Monday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm

The Grade II Listed building that is now Persephone Books was built in 1761 and described as “a splendid example of modern architecture in the old tradition”. The shop has held onto the traditional architecture and some of the original Art Deco ironwork remains unchanged.

The first floor, the piano nobile, is now the Persephone Parlour where they hold book groups, lunches, small concerts, informal film showings and seminars.

Unfortunately Persephone Books is not accessible for wheelchairs.

Persephone Books allows assistance dogs.

The nearest carpark to Persephone Books is Podium car park, near Pulteney Bridge.