Tuesday, 1 September 2020

A Little More Bookshop Time.

We are very pleased to annouce that we are now open a little bit longer for your book buying pleasure! 

We are now open:

Monday 10 - 4

Tuesday 10 - 4

Wednesday CLOSED

Thursday 10 - 4

Friday 10 - 4

Saturday 10 - 4

If you know what you would like please email us on help@beckenhambooks.com 

or call us on 020 8650 9744 and we can order in advance for you! 

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

We Are OPEN!

Hey Reader!

We are now once again OPEN following more than a few weeks of madness and uncertainty.

We are sadly not yet fully open for browsing, safety and sanity first, but are very happy to help with orders, requests and queries!

The bookshop itself is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 3pm. 

Give us a call on 020 8650 9744 or email help@beckenhambooks.com and we can hopefully help you with all the reads to fulfill your needs!


Wednesday, 10 June 2020

15th June.

We are delighted to say that we will be re-opening the bookshop on Monday 15th June!

We will be available for requests, orders and queries but please bear with us through this transitional season we may be running slower and with more caution as we learn to navigate this strange new world.
Our first priority is the safety of our staff and customers and the wider community and so we shall be a non-browsing bookshop for a little while. We will be open for queries and will be able to order titles from publishers. We will stock up on new release titles and are hopeful of being able to meet all your book needs.

Please email us help@beckenhambooks.com         **form over there   >>>>>>>>>

Give us a call 020 8650 9744

We will be open Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri from 10am to 3pm for collections and queries, open to persuasion to open outside these hours at request and home delivery.

This is all new to us, I am not sure how this is going to work either, is going to be weird but I hope with your patience and understanding it will also be wonderful.


Thursday, 28 May 2020

Back to Bookselling!

Well, we have been given a safe date to open, 15th June we will be tentatively flinging the bookshop doors open. It will be a rather different

Monday, 27 April 2020

Best we can do at present...

We are sadly still closed, unable to get orders in from suppliers.
Am working on a web-shop of what we currently have in stock but needs a full stock take, sigh...

Anyways, the best I can offer you at the moment is Hive, a web-shop run by one of our suppliers that offers a tiny percentage of sales to an indie bookshop, such as ourselves. They are able to supply most titles, but are running slower delivery times at higher costs.
If you are desperate, give them a go....


Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Bookshop Down.


Is everyone bearing up out there in digital-land and doing sweet naff all for their country!

I am slowly stewing up some ideas for how we take the Beckenham Bookshop into the future and continue to help our wonderful community....bear with me, I don't want to rush anything in this new age of slow.

I do hope you are reading lots of lovely books from that pile, over there, that you have glanced at for weeks now, wondering why on Earth you ever thought you were going to read that...Well you fancied it once, maybe give it ago..? Might surprise you.

Thursday, 26 March 2020


Hello book-lovers, 

I just want you all to know that I am so sorry we are not currently offering a home delivery service. 

I honestly would love to offer an order and delivery service for you, however I feel we have a civic responsibility to remain closed for a short while for the good of our customers and our crew and community.

I strongly believe in the power of browse-ability, of being a bricks and mortar bookshop, a place to peruse, meander and chat. 
Sadly we are not set up for web ordering but I am working with IT teams to get our bookshop inventory online, this is all understandably moving much slower than expected. 

We are currently taking the decision to not attempt to offer any kind of home delivery service either, our front line delivery and postal workers have seen a huge rise in their workload and I feel it best not to add to their burden. 

I know everyone is stuck indoors and we all know why, I sincerely hope that you have enough reading material to see you through! If not maybe wipe down the covers of some old favourites and chuck some over to your neighbour with a polite note they return the favour?!

This is an incredibly difficult decision, but these are difficult times. 

I hope you understand and I hope to see you on the other side of this madness.