What makes Far From the Madding Crowd a great place to visit?
"Far From The Madding Crowd is a fantastic bookshop to visit, whether you've got time to browse or are just popping in to pick up a quick read. We're open seven days a week, and our small team of dedicated staff are always on hand to help customers find the perfect book. Upstairs you’ll find our general bookshop, as well as our specialist Scottish section, a good range of OS maps and guides, as well as a personally curated selection of the best nature and travel memoirs, classics, translated fiction, gardening, cookery, music, history and the latest titles we're excited about.
Downstairs is dedicated to children's books, toys and pocket money corner. We have literally thousands of titles from first books to YA. There are baskets of themed picture books on the floor, so they're at a level little people find comfortable to look through, plus we have a huge range of first experiences, early readers, independent readers, reference books, classics and popular series.
Earlier this year, we launched our Fresh Fiction section, which is where you'll find Alice Oseman, Colleen Hoover, Adam Silvera and more – it’s proved a huge hit with older teens and students.
And we run a varied events programme which includes a weekly storytelling session with guinea pigs – who doesn't love a guinea pig? Highlights coming up later this year include events with Amanda Thomson, Ryan O’Connor and Robert Harris.
And finally of course, we sell and accept National Book Tokens: the best present you can give or receive!" - Sally