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Books on the Hill

1 Holywell Hill, St AlbansHertfordshireAL1 1ER
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A little bit about us

We are a new independent family-run bookshop in the heart of St Albans, Hertfordshire. We first opened our doors in November 2019.

The dream was of creating a warm and inviting, old-fashioned bookshop. A haven for busy lives. A meeting place for readers, writers, poets, talkers, speakers, thinkers and dreamers. To hold literary events for book lovers across the ages.

",em>independent booksellers - it’s not an exaggerating to say that they are lantern bearers of civilisation”
Sir Philip Pullman

Our bookshop is split into two rooms, the first, our traditional Green Room, holding our curated New Books and our Curiosity Cabinet. Our second room, painted in Bookroom Red, holds our Antiquarian, Vintage, Penguin Classics, Children’s Vintage and Children’s New, Young Adult and our Gifts section.

Opening Hours

Monday-Saturday: 10:00 - 17:30

Sunday: 11:00 - 16:00