The Chaucer Bookshop

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.

*Opening hours

MONDAY to SATURDAY:  10am to 4pm

SUNDAY and BANK HOLIDAYS: 11am to 4pm  

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

Proprietor: Sir Robert Sherston-Baker, Bt.

Telephone:  01227 453912


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* NB: Opening hours are subject to weather, public transport etc.

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