Tombland Bookshop, Norwich



Our shop is a fine, 15th century building opposite the Cathedral in the centre of Norwich. We are the largest bookshop of its type in East Anglia with a constantly changing stock of secondhand and antiquarian books on most subjects displayed on two floors, whose price ranges from £1 to over £10,000. We also carry a significant stock of specialist and academic books.


We offer a book-finding service, book restoration and rebinding and, with over 40 years bookselling experience, provide a professional valuation service for insurance and probate purposes.


We are always keen to buy good, interesting or rare books in any quantity and are happy to travel any distance to view large collections or libraries. We regularly clear houses and buy books from deceased’s estates. Books for sale can be brought into our shop where there is always somebody qualified to offer prompt inspection and payment. It may be useful to contact us in advance if bringing large quantities or specialist books. A loading bay is available for unloading purposes directly outside the shop.


The last Drif’s Guide to Second Hand Bookshops rated us as the ‘best bookshop in East Anglia’ and one of the dozen best in the UK. The Independent included us in their last guide as one of the 50 best bookshops in the UK.


If buying any of our books online, please telephone before ordering if you have any questions about a book’s condition or cost of postage. Heavy (i.e. over 1 kg.) consignments or overseas postage vary according to destination or method chosen. If you can’t find the book you are looking for in our small online catalogue, please use our off-line search form to access our general stock of over 100,000 books.


The Tombland Bookshop,
8 Tombland, Norwich. NR3 1HF


tel. 01603 490000


[email protected] 

Twitter @tomblandbooks

Current Opening Hours; During The COVID-19 pandemic we closed to walk-in customers as of 23rd March 2020. We continue to sell books on-line though only go to the Post Office twice a week now and anticipate delays in shipping globally. Please email or call us on the phone as we will be on the premises doing stock checking and other tasks. We are happy taking orders over the phone and posting out. Stay safe.

JULY 2020 Update. We are open for walk-in customers on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between 10.00 and 3 pm. Only 1 customer or couple per floor at any time. Face coverings optional, hand sanitizer one entry mandatory. If you have books to sell please contact us by phone or e-mail first.