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Tavistock's allure goes beyond its scenic landscapes; it extends into its vibrant bookshops and antique stores, where the past and present coalesce in a captivating tapestry. These establishments offer visitors a chance to explore literary treasures and discover timeless artifacts, creating an enchanting blend of history and culture. 


Bookshops in Tavistock are a haven for literary-lovers, with shelves brimming with diverse titles that cater to every taste. From classic novels to contemporary bestsellers, these bookstores embrace the written word in all its forms. Many of them exude an old-world charm, providing an inviting ambiance where you can immerse yourself in the pages of a book while relishing the quietude. 


Antique shops in Tavistock transport visitors back in time, offering a curated collection of vintage items that spark nostalgia and curiosity. Whether you're an avid collector or simply seeking a unique piece with a story to tell, these shops showcase an array of antiques, from elegant furniture to delicate porcelain, each possessing a history that connects with the past. 


The town's bookshops and antique stores also serve as gateways to Tavistock's rich heritage. Many are housed within historical buildings, providing a fitting backdrop for the treasures they hold. As you peruse the shelves or browse through the displays, you're enveloped in an ambiance that pays homage to the town's history and culture. 


Engaging with the local experts who run these shops can be a rewarding experience. They often share anecdotes and insights about the items they offer, giving visitors a deeper appreciation for the stories behind each piece. Some bookshops might even host readings, signings, or literary events that connect authors with readers in an intimate setting. 


Exploring Tavistock's bookshops and antique stores offers more than just shopping; it's a journey through time and literature. Whether you're in search of a captivating read or a cherished relic, these establishments invite you to unearth hidden gems that enrich your understanding of Tavistock's heritage and its enduring appeal. 

Books & Antiques


Armoury antiques and militaria,

4 The Pannier Market, Perimiter Shops, Tavistock, Devon PL19 0AL

Phone: 07887 852523

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Books & Antiques


Antiques, collectibles & upcycled furniture.

75 West Street, Tavistock

Phone: 01822 258312

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Books & Antiques


We are a general book shop and stock all categories of books and audiobooks on two floors. 

3 Market Street, Tavistock, Devon
PL19 0DA

Phone: 01822 617244

Books & Antiques


Oxfam bookshops offer a wider selection of books than most shops from modern fiction and leisure interest to more specialist subjects.

5 Market Street, Tavistock , Devon
PL19 0DA

Phone: 01822 613901

Books & Antiques


Vintage style for your home.

Unit 4, The Old Diary, Paddons Row, Tavistock, Devon PL19 0HF

Phone: 01822 610987

Books & Antiques


British retailer which operates a chain of stores across the UK shops selling books stationery, magazines and newspapers.

7 Duke Street, Tavistock , Devon
PL19 0BA

Phone: 01822 616071

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