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The Old Hall Bookshop Looe



The Old Hall Bookshop was originally opened in 1974 and is situated in the converted 19th century chapel in the picturesque town of East Looe, Cornwall. It is just a short walk up Shutta Road, starting opposite the Guild Hall Market.

The Old Hall Bookshop was opened in 1974 and was originally a 19th century Chapel, on Shutta road, in the historic Fishing town of Looe, in South East Cornwall. The Old Hall Bookshop was re-opened in June 2019 by Neil Stone and Katrina Rotgalve, in association with the current owners Samuel and Jo Hawes (Bosco Books). 

We are open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays (12.30 to 16.30). 

Follow us on Facebook at "The Old Hall Bookshop, Looe" for bookshop-news and updates. 

Contact by email 

We sell books online on AbeBooks under the name 'Stone Books'. 


How to find us: We are a bit hidden away, but no worries, it is possible to find us! Have a pleasant breakfast and walk into the town of East Looe. Opposite The Guild Hall Market is the turn, up Shutta Road. A little-little bit stifff-f-f walk up, but it is worth it to climb a bit, so the week's exercise is done as well! The signs of The Old Hall Bookshop will lead you, no doubts.

After you climb up the steep hill to reach The Old Hall Bookshop, there are just two little steps by the door and you're in... Classics on your left, Fiction on your right, but don't stop too long there, you go further... You want to cuddle deeper in the soft blanket of the smell of old and new books. Then, after a little while, you go up the stairs to the gallery and you feel the magic begins... 

Selling new local art and local writer's books, cards, maps but mostly second hand books (Classics, Fiction - Historical, Crime, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, Romance; Children books, Cornish; NonFiction - History, Politics, Archeology, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Drama & Poetry, WW1, WW2, Spies, Aviation, Nautical, Gardening, Tomography, Transport, Sports, Games, Travel, Art, Collectables, Crafts, Science, Medicine, Family & Health, Architecture, Cooking, Natural History (Plants, Biology, Birds, Fishing, Birdwatching, Farming), Religion, Supernatural, Memoirs & Biographies, Education), Maps, Postcards, DVD's, CD's, video and audio cassettes, and some bits and bobs - Kernow Soap soap, rainbow pencils, pencil sharpeners, erasers, 4-colour pens and more.

Opening Hours

Monday12:30 - 16:30
Tuesday12:30 - 16:30
Friday12:30 - 16:30
Saturday12:30 - 16:30

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