• Welcome to Pitshanger Books

    A warm welcome to our website. Please feel free to explore the site and let us know what you think of it.
  • Your local independent bookshop

    Located on lovely, leafy Pitshanger Lane. We stock over 3000 titles. As well as books, we sell cards, wrapping paper, stationery and games.
  • Serving our community

    Everybody that works here lives locally. We all love the area and we all love books so please feel free to ask if there's anything you need.
> <
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

What's new?

  • What's new?
  • Radio 4
  • Bestsellers

The Pitshanger Bookshop is open again!

Our opening hours are Tuesday to Friday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

In order to comply with safety guidelines we ask that only three customers or family groups come into the shop at a time. We are providing hand sanitiser and gloves so that you can safely pick up books and other products. 

If you are isolating and are unable to visit the shop, please contact us and we can arrange home delivery. 

For any enquiries, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you for your support

Book of the Week

People Like Us by Hashi Mohamed

Image for People Like Us : What it Takes to Make it in Modern Britain

What does it take to make it in modern Britain? Ask a politician, and they'll tell you it's hard work. Ask a millionaire, and they'll tell you it's talent. Ask a CEO and they'll tell you it's dedication. But what if none of those things is enough?Raised on benefits and having attended some of the lowest-performing schools in the country, barrister Hashi Mohamed knows something about social mobility. In People Like Us, he shares what he has learned: from the stark statistics that reveal the depth of the problem to the failures of imagination, education and confidence that compound it. We live in a society where the single greatest indicator of what your job will be is the job of your parents. Where power and privilege are concentrated among the 7 per cent of the population who were privately educated. Where, if your name sounds black or Asian, you'll need to send out twice as many job applications as your white neighbour. Wherever you are on the social spectrum, this is an essential investigation into our society's most intractable problem. We have more power than we realise to change things for the better.


Book at Bedtime

Love by Roddy Doyle

Image for Love

One summer's evening, two men meet up in a Dublin restaurant. Old friends, now married and with grown-up children, their lives have taken seemingly similar paths. But Joe has a secret he has to tell Davy, and Davy, a grief he wants to keep from Joe. Both are not the men they used to be. Neither Davy nor Joe know what the night has in store, but as two pints turns to three, then five, and the men set out to revisit the haunts of their youth, the ghosts of Dublin entwine around them. Their first buoyant forays into adulthood, the pubs, the parties, broken hearts and bungled affairs, as well as the memories of what eventually drove them apart. As the two friends try to reconcile their versions of the past over the course of one night, Love offers up a delightfully comic, yet moving portrait of the many forms love can take throughout our lives.

These are the books that were most popular with our customers last week......

Image for A Single Thread

1. A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier

2. The Lost Spells by Robert Macfarlane

3. You and Me by Nicola Rayner

4. Trio by William Boyd

5. Fire of Joy by Clive James

6. The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

7. The Salt Path by Raynor Winn

8. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owen

9.Those who are Loved by Victoria Hislop

10. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo 

If you would like to read any of these books, please send us a message from our contacts page, and we will reserve a copy for you.

Privacy Statement

The Pitshanger Bookshop is an independent bookshop. 

We are committed to using any information you give us in a responsible manner.

As a visitor to our website you cannot be identified by us. If you contact us to order a book that we do not carry in stock we ask for your name and a telephone number or email address.

We use this information only to contact you when the book is ready for collection. Your data is used for no other purpose and is never shared with any other organisation.

Coming up

  • Watch this Space
Image result for book event pitshanger bookshop

Our events program is on hold at the moment. Apologies.