Book Week is Back!

Save the dates Monday 29th July to Saturday 3rd August for a host of wonderful events in the Bookshop. More details to follow…

















Authors for Oceans

In support of some of our favourite authors; Lauren St John, Michael Morpurgo, Katherine Rundell and Piers Torday, to name just a few, we will NOT be giving plastic bags with books. AUTHORS4OCEANS, OCEANS ARE NOT RUBBISH launches today… please support them and this brilliant campaign to save the oceans! Authors4Oceans


Abbey900 Book Week

Thank you to everyone who supported our Book Week, what fun we had!

Another award for Octavia’s Bookshop

Thank you for everyone who voted for us as Best Bookshop 2017 in the Muddy Stilettos Awards (Gloucestershire). We won with 43% of the vote!


This year we applied for and received a grant from author James Patterson. He had offered a number of grants to independent booksellers to encourage reading among children.

The grant received was to pay for driving lessons for Octavia so she can fulfil her dream of launching the Octavia’s Bookshop Book Bus.

This will come in the shape of a purple, branded Type 2 VW campervan. We will then be able to take the ‘shop’ on the road; to schools, fairs, shows and other public events.

This will be a great way to expand our customer base and increase what is already an extremely loyal and captive audience which includes over 50 school accounts reaching into Wiltshire and Oxfordshire.  A number of these schools have already booked the bus for events!

To see our plan become a reality we are now looking for sponsorship to help us purchase a campervan. To find out more Octavia’s Book Bus – Sponsorship Opportunity


We’re not quite six years old but we are winning awards thanks to our amazing customers!Award1

BIA2013-WINNER-copyThe Bookseller Best Children’s Independent Bookseller 2013




Cirencester Ambassador Award 2013 from Cirencester’s Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Cotswold Life magazine