The Chaucer Bookshop

**** Our Opening Times over Christmas and New Year 2019-2020****

   (NB: Subject to the weather and trains)

Saturday 21st    10.00 - 17.00

Sunday 22nd      11.00 – 16.00

Monday 23rd     10.00 – 17.00

Christmas Eve Tuesday 24th   10.00 - Lunchtime

Christmas Day Wednesday 25th     CLOSED

Boxing Day Thursday 26th CLOSED

Friday 27th        10.00 – Mid Afternoon

Saturday 28th    10.00 – Mid Afternoon

Sunday 29th      11.00 – Mid Afternoon

Monday 30th      10.00 – 16.30

New Year’s Eve Tuesday 31st 10.00 – Mid Afternoon

New Year’s Day Wednesday 1st CLOSED

Thursday 2nd     Normal hours resume

The Chaucer Bookshop is situated in a beautiful 18th century building within Canterbury's city walls, only 5 minutes walk from the Cathedral. It was established in 1956, and Robert has owned and run the business since 1976. There is a wide range of books over two floors, from fine bindings to paperbacks, a good collection of original prints and maps and a lovely selection of greeting cards and wrapping paper.

Visiting us

There are two car parks and the bus station within 3 minutes walk. The high speed train to London St Pancras takes 56 minutes at its fastest, and there are slower trains to Victoria and Charing Cross. Both East and West stations are within walking distance. The Channel Tunnel is 30 minutes away, and the ferry port of Dover about 40 minutes. PLEASE NOTE: although we are usually open until 5pm most weekdays and Saturdays, we do sometimes have to close by 4.30pm - 4.45pm because of public transport times. To avoid any disappointment, we advise you to call us in advance to check our opening times for the day that you're planning to visit us.    


Buying from us online

Go to Our Catalogue page to browse our online stocklist, then click on 'More Details', or the image or title of any product, for further information about it. 

* NB: Non-UK orders will be referred to us to calculate the shipping charges for the book(s).

* We accept payment by PayPal, but other payment methods are also available - please contact us for details. 

*PLEASE NOTE: We have over 20,000 books for sale in our shop, with only about a third of these listed online. So, if you're unable to find what you're looking for here, please do let us know and we will check our shelves for you.

Selling to us

We are always interested in buying good quality antiquarian and secondhand books.  If you have any that you think might be of interest to us, PLEASE call us first before bringing books to the shop, or send us your contact details and location, and tell us something about the books. 




Contact Us

The Chaucer Bookshop
6-7 Beer Cart Lane

Sir Robert Sherston-Baker, Bt.

T- 01227 453912


* Opening hours subject to weather, public transport etc.

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