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Cabot Circus, Bristol

Foyles, 6 Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus, Bristol, BS1 3BU

Tel: 0117 376 3975

Email: CabotCircus@foyles.co.uk

Opening hours
Monday-Saturday10.00am - 8.00pm
Sunday11.00am - 5.00pm
Bank Holidays 10.00am - 6.00pm

About This Bookstore Bestsellers » Staff Picks »

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 http://extractcoffee.co.uk/ 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

*NEW PROMOTIONS IN STORE:*

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 View all Events »

Shell Shocked Britain: The First World War's Legacy for Britain's Mental Health Shell Shocked Britain: The First World War's Legacy for Britain's Mental Health
22nd October 2014 6pm - 7:30pm | Bristol Literary Event, Free Event More Info and Tickets »

Suzie Grogan, writer on women's issues, health, family and social history, will be examining the shift in mental health treatment in the decades following the Frist World War and discussing her new book, Shell Shocked Britain.

Jacqueline Rose - Women in Dark Times - In association with Bristol Festival of Ideas Jacqueline Rose - Women in Dark Times - In association with Bristol Festival of Ideas
23rd October 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm | Bristol Literary Event, Free Event More Info and Tickets »

Recognised for her writing in psychoanalysis, feminism and literature, Jacqueline Rose explores and draws parallels between the lives of three remarkable women.

Boualem Sansal - Harraga - In association with Bristol Festival of Ideas Boualem Sansal - Harraga - In association with Bristol Festival of Ideas
5th November 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm | Bristol Literary Event, Free Event More Info and Tickets »

Boualem Sansal is considered one of Algeria's most important writers. This evening he talks about his work and his new novel Harraga.

Joanna Bourke - Wounding the World: How Military Violence and War-play Invades our Lives - In association with Bristol Festival of Ideas Joanna Bourke - Wounding the World: How Military Violence and War-play Invades our Lives - In association with Bristol Festival of Ideas
6th November 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm | Bristol Literary Event, Free Event More Info and Tickets »

With the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War comes a deluge of books, documentaries, feature films and radio programmes. Historian Joanna Bourke explores the history, culture and politics of warfare in an increasingly violent world.

Rhian Sherrington - Alchemy for the Mind: Create Your Confident Core Rhian Sherrington - Alchemy for the Mind: Create Your Confident Core
7th November 2014 6pm - 7:45pm | Bristol Literary Event, Free Event More Info and Tickets »

To celebrate the launch of her new book, Alchemy for the Mind: Create Your Confident Core, Bristol-based career coach Rhian Sherrington will be exploring what it takes to build a flourishing life - one that is rich in meaning, accomplishment, happiness and social connection, as well as financial reward.

Latest Blogs Read all 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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