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Cabot Circus, Bristol

Cabot Circus, Bristol

Foyles, 6 Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus, Bristol, BS1 3BU
Tel: 0117 376 3975


Opening hours
Monday-Saturday10.00am - 8.00pm
Sunday11.00am - 5.00pm
Bank Holidays 10.00am - 6.00pm
Christmas and New Year 2014/15See below for variations to our normal hours over the holiday period.

Special Opening Hours

During the festive season normal opening hours apply, with the following variations:

December 15th - 20th - 9am to 9pm

December 22nd - 23rd - 9am to 9pm

December 24th (Christmas Eve) 10am - 6pm

December 25th (Christmas Day) - CLOSED

December 26th (Boxing Day) - 10am - 6pm

December 31st (New Year's Eve) - 10am - 6pm

January 1st (New Year's Day) - 10am - 6pm

About This Bookstore

Please see table above right for Christmas holiday period variations to our normal opening hours.

You can check stock availability in this branch online by checking the Click & Collectavailability displayed on each product. A green tick means is it is in stock at at least one branch. Click the Buy - Select Store button to see which stores and at what quantity.

Hurrah! Foyles Bristol has been selected in the Independent's Top 50 UK Bookshops 'Its glass front and modern design lure customers in and make the browsing experience a pleasure'.

We've settled into our new home in Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus and, as always, are offering the widest possible range of books over two floors. Whether you're looking for the latest bestseller, books for children or something a little more unusual, our expert, local staff will be able to help. Pop in to browse, find something new, or sit down with a good book, plus see below for an updated list of author events and exhibitions in our new gallery space.

The first floor is a haven of peace from the hustle and bustle of the busy city. With a gorgeous view overlooking Quakers Friars, there is no better place to sit down with a hot drink and a good book than our café. We are proud to be serving locally produced coffee from the roasters at Extract Coffee. Head over to to find out more about their delicious coffee blends.

Foyles Bristol bookstore external viewStore Departments:

Art, Bestsellers & New Titles, Biography, Business, Children's, Cookery, Fiction, Film & Drama, Gardening & Natural History, Gifts & Stationery, Health & Lifestyle, History & Politics, Humanities, Languages, Local history & writers, Mind, Body & Spirit, Music, Popular Science, Reference, Sport, Travel


In Our Bookstore Now


We have a fantastic selection of books that are '3 for 2', from gripping modern fiction and jaw-dropping thrillers to the latest in fascinating biographies and history reads. You will find them on large tables right next to the ground floor entrance as well as being dotted around the store.

Stuck for choice? No worries! Our staff picks bays are sure to help you solve your dilemma with books carefully selected and reviewed by our knowledgeable booksellers. Still need help? Just ask! That's what we're here for.

We are very excited to have expanded our children's area. It is crammed with the greatest of children's fiction and non-fiction, with Tintin, Roald Dahl, Where's Wally and hundreds of other classics old and new. We stock beautifully illustrated picture books that will take your breath away - so good that you'll want to keep them for yourself! We boast a large selection of toys of your children's cuddliest heroes: The Tiger who Came to Tea, The Cat in the Hat, Elmer the Elephant and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We also have lots of cuddly miniatures of the Gruffalo and all of his friends, as well as a selection of Lego.

We have some really exciting events coming up within the store - please see below for a full list and don't forget our monthly book club if you want to know more about joining the book club, just ask any of the staff, or drop us an email, and we will be more than happy to help.


We now host the excellent monthly Can Openers poetry event, which includes a guest speaker followed by an open mic session. This event is free and takes place from 12.30pm on the first Friday of each month. Please come along and join us. Click here for more info.


Khadi papers - We now stock beautiful Khadi Papers - handmade, ethically sourced, beautiful papers and cards for artists. Find them next to the tills at the front of the store.

- We also stock a wide range of magazines, including The New Yorker, AdBusters, The Chap, Art of England, Tate etc, Uppercase and Philosophy Now.

- Our book club meets on the first floor on the last Monday of every month, from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. All welcome! If you would like to be added to the book club mailing list, please ask a staff member in store.


- Don't forget to check out our store Top 10 at the front of store, which changes weekly to show our most popular titles.

All of this, and much more instore!

Upcoming Events

Stark Holborn: Nunslinger - The Western as you've never seen it before! Stark Holborn: Nunslinger - The Western as you've never seen it before!
10th December 2014 6pm - 8pm | Bristol Literary Event, Free Event

To celebrate the launch of Nunslinger: The Complete Series, Bristol-based author Stark Holborn invites you to a frontier-style literary hoe-down.

Latest Blogs

14th October 2014 - 12 Midnight Charlotte Pope

Charlotte from our Bristol branch on how the books we read at school often resonate with us throughout lives, as well as starting us out on a lifelong journey of literary discovery.

26th June 2014 - 12 Midnight Charlotte Pope

Charlotte from our Bristol branch looks at how the First World war has been remembered by writers in the century since the outbreak of hostilities.

19th February 2014 - 12 Midnight Charlotte Pope

To mark LGBT History Month, Charlotte Pope, from our Bristol Cabot Circus branch, looks back at how, prior to their decriminalisation in Britain in 1967, gay and lesbian relationships in fiction rarely offered happy endings for their taboo-confounding protagonists.

31st January 2014 - 12 Midnight Charlotte Pope

Charlotte from our Bristol branch looks at why, 450 years after his birth, Shakespeare remains the most important writer in the English language.

23rd December 2013 - 12 Midnight Charlotte Pope

Charlotte from our Bristol branch on Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch and the appeal of big, fat books.

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