Some of our wonderful events!

8, Cheap Street, Sherborne, Dorset. 01935 816 128

10, High Street, Sidmouth, Devon. 01395 579969

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Monday to Saturday 9-5.30pm 

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Winstone’s of Sherborne crowned INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOP OF THE YEAR by the British Book Awards 2016

Following on from winning the South West Independent Bookshop of the year 3 out of the past 4 years Winstones has now taken the national title.

Amid all the news of bookshop closures it can be easy to forget that many independents are not just surviving but thriving—and some, like Winstone’s in Sherborne, Dorset—are even expanding.

The original Winstone’s in Sherborne has been the cultural hub of its community ever since it opened in 2011, and after a second opening in Sidmouth two years ago it is now negotiating on a third.

The success is the result of an approach that combines all the best features of a traditional independent—like knowledgeable staff, great customer service and well-chosen stock—with more modern elements including efficient systems, non-book ranges, coffee and lively social media. Beyond the shop it is involved with various literary festivals, community groups and schools, and is brilliant at generating publicity and building its independent brand.

“What Wayne Winstone has done is remarkable—he took a huge risk but it’s paid off magnificently,” said the judges. “The shop is supremely good at what it does—day in, day out, and year after year. It’s obviously adored in its community and ambitious to expand. There’s a very exciting future ahead.”


Event News.

 We are delighted to welcome to Sherborne Judith Miller of Miller's Antiques who will be providing a fascinating talk followed by a signing and free valuations. Wednesday 18th May 1pm, see side panel for details.

Event News.

Evening with Formula 1 Racing Legend Mark Webber.

Wed 1st June, 7 for 7.30. See side panel for more details.







  Love Books, Love Reading

 Winstone’s is a fabulous light and well laid out independent bookshop based in the beautiful historic town of Sherborne, Dorset. At Winstone’s we are unashamedly passionate about books and reading, we are stuffed to the gills with books stocking over 9,000 titles.

If you can’t find the book you are looking for then we can order any British book in print most titles are delivered to store within 24 hours.


Love Coffee

Visit and relax in our Coffee Shop.

After getting completely wired trying umpteen blends of coffee we are  pleased to offer a delicious Ethiopian fair trade blend which is quite frankly “delicious”. We also serve a range of quality teas and Fentimans cold drinks, the traditional lemonade is particularly good.

For something to nibble on with coffee we are trialing the legendary and local Moores Biscuits, let us know what you think.


Love Cards

Looking for something different?

We carry a unique and broad range of cards, gift and wrapping paper sourced from Museum Galleries and lesser and well known artists plus a range of humour and occasions cards. NEW!! We have just recieved some fantastic cards and notebooks from the Royal Academy featuring work from some of the best artisits in the country.

We are now proud stockists of Fulton Umbrellas featuring designs from Lulu Guiness, William Morris and Fulton's famous Birdcage Umbrella.