The Sanctuary Bookshop.

The Sanctuary Bookshop.

Joined 21 July 2000

5-star rating

Sanctuary Bookshop
65 Broad St
Lyme Regis, United Kingdom

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About the Bookseller

Ours is a cozy and welcoming shop. Warm and comfortable and friendly. This is a shop that Jane Austen, Dickens, or even Darwin would have enjoyed. We are eighteen years old this year. We can be found in central Lyme Regis, in the Town Square, just opposite the Town Clock. There is ample WDDC parking adjacent at £1.60 for two hours. We first opened our doors in August 1997 having moved from South Kensington. We now have ten rooms of books on four floors, the complete range of Beryl Cook Cards & Prints, artwork by Hundertwasser, Erte, local artist Brian Matravers. Also Cat Art by Ollie Lett and a good stock of John Fowles. We also have a very good stock of quality paperback literature, a downstairs reading room with comfortable armchairs, a cozy fire, a floor of books mostly £1.50 or less, a second bookshop on the ground floor (Lighthouse Books, run by our colleague, Jean Vaupres) and, if desired, some overnight accomodation for book lovers. Take a look at us on, or contact us at, because we offer book valuations, and an on-the-spot book search service (or by telephone or email, should you be unable to get to us), all free.

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Terms of Sale

All books listed for sale are guaranteed as described, or better, and may be returned within seven days, if unsatisfactory for any reason. We endeavour to ship all purchases books within two working days of receipt of payment. Post and packing and any additional instructions, such as insurance, are extra at cost. Overseas purchasers, please specify your shipping preference. We accept UK Sterling Cheques, UK Sterling Bank Drafts, Paypal, and most Credit Cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Switch, ...

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Shipping Terms

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversize, we may contact you to let you know if there are extra shipping costs.