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Cornerstone Books

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Came in last week to see what I might find amongst this huge and eclectic mass of books, only to... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2017
Plymouth's best second hand bookseller.

Best by a country mile. Not neat and perfectly categorised and ordered. Not every volume or even... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2016
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

Came in today past the busy Thai cafe. Two staff in the book shop. All shelves stocked but not piled high, bulging or containing clusters of masses of specialist or interesting or curious books of any age. A mixed bag of well kept but fairly...More

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

Came in on Friday and was told this iconic Plymouth used book shop had moved on, Mark had retired last week. It looks as if maybe two thirds and more of the stock has been run down or gone. The new faces were earnest and...More

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Reviewed January 15, 2017

Came in last week to see what I might find amongst this huge and eclectic mass of books, only to find that the owner sought me out to explain that, as a result of retirement plans and in the absence of anyone seeking to take...More

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Reviewed August 21, 2016

Best by a country mile. Not neat and perfectly categorised and ordered. Not every volume or even half the stock is readily accessible without moving dozens of others but it's a great selection and there are many wide and narrow topics that are very well...More

Thank Jannerbloke
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

I found this by chance today and what a fantastic gem of a bookshop it is - piles and piles of second hand books & a superb array and selection on offer. The owner is a really friendly helpful guy who clearly knows his stuff...More

3  Thank LadyR75
Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

A bookshop that is crammed with excellent book, with the owner more than willing to located the books we wanted We came away with 9 books. Well worth a visit, very friendly. Its also located next to cafe well in cafe which is also so...More

3  Thank AlmaRH137
Reviewed September 16, 2014

Lovely friendly approachable owner wears his hair long and straggly. but runs a first rate little space in a mixed use old warehouse. Books piled high and many thousands to chose from. Fantastic way to spend an hour or so.

8  Thank 254izzyb
Reviewed July 18, 2014

Vast quantities of books. I come in a couple of times a year or if sheltering from the rain. Almost always come away with three or four unusual books, out of print or not readily available elsewhere. Friendly guy runs the place. Wry smile but...More

8  Thank Knackersknowle
Reviewed June 22, 2013

Only discovered this place week. Had seen the Tripadvisor entry but hadn't really worked out where it was or that it could be quite so seductive or extensive. This is not a dusty old shop in a small market town but rather half the ground...More

9  Thank Cr0wM
Reviewed June 6, 2013

Recently moved to Plymouth and was delighted to find this place. The store has an extensive assortment of paperbacks and hardbacks - it seems reasonably well organised and the owner was helpful in locating some things I was after. I managed to pick up some...More

13  Thank Rose M
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