About us - sherborne

Opened in 2012 Winstone’s is a fabulous light and well laid out independent bookshop based in the beautiful historic town of Sherborne, Dorset.

Winstone's has won the British Book Awards South West Bookseller of the Year 4 times and winner of Independent Bookseller of the Year nationwide in 2016. 

At Winstone’s we are unashamedly passionate about books and reading, we are stuffed to the gills with books stocking over 9,000 titles. We also have a busy events programme where you meet and listen to some fabulous authors. We position ourselves at the heart of the community striving to make the bookshop the centre for all book related activity, we support local writers, artists and schools with all their literary needs.

We are proud to be the official bookseller to the Sherborne Literary Society and offer 10% discount on all non promotional books to members.

Sherborne is staffed by Wayne, Helen and Hazel and we specialise in Children's books as well as an extensive range of Fiction and Non Fiction.

Owner Wayne Winstone is one of the three judges for this years Costa Prize for Fiction. Wayne has over 30 years experience in the book trade including directorial and senior management positions in Ottakar's and Waterstones and has been the proud owner of three award winning independent bookshops for six years.

If you can’t find the book you're looking for then we can order any British book in print, over 500,000 titles are delivered to store within 24 hours.




Opening Times 9:00-5.30pm Monday to Saturday . Closed Monday 7th May.

8 Cheap Street
Sherborne, Dorset DT93PX

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