Winstone's Sherborne


It is a fabulously light and well laid out independent bookshop based in the beautiful historic town of Sherborne, Dorset. Winstone's has won the British Book Awards South West Bookseller of the Year four times and was winner of the Independent Bookseller of the Year nationwide award in 2016. 

At Winstone’s we are unashamedly passionate about books and reading, we are stuffed to the gills with books stocking over 9,000 titles. We also have a busy events programme where you can meet and listen to some fantastic authors. We position ourselves at the heart of the community striving to make the bookshop the centre for all book-related activity, we support local writers, artists and schools with all their literary needs.

Sherborne is staffed by Wayne, Cat and Hazel and we specialise in Children's books as well as an extensive range of Fiction and Non Fiction. If you can’t find the book you're looking for then we can order any British book in print, over 500,000 titles can be delivered to store within 24 hours.

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Owner Wayne Winstone is one of the three judges for this year's Costa Prize for Fiction. Wayne has over 30 years experience in the book trade including directorial and senior management positions in Ottakar's and Waterstones and is the proud owner of three award-winning independent bookshops. This year Wayne was selected as one of the top 100 people in the Book Trade’s Most Influential Figures listing.



We are proud to be the official bookseller to the Sherborne Literary Society and offer 10% discount on all non promotional books to society members.