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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

About This Bookstore

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



How to…
The best ‘how to’ books out there: from non-fiction titles such as How to Be a Cyclist and How to Build a Universe, to Caitlin Moran’s fantastic novel How to Build a Girl.




I’ve got a Name You Know
‘I’ve Got a Name You Know…’ focuses on all of those books that give their female characters pride of place in the title without ever referring to them by name! Join us in celebrating these rich characters with choices such as The Post Office Girl, The Girl With All the Gifts and The Woman Who Went to Be For a Year.



Staff picks
Stuck for choice? No worries! Our staff picks are sure to help you solve your dilemma with books carefully selected and reviewed by our knowledgeable booksellers.




Our booksellers have hand-picked a magical selection of the finest in children’s fantasy literature, including such favourites as Colin Meloy’s Wildwood series and Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, there is sure to be something that will get your little reader’s hooked!




Khadi papers - Khadi Papers
We now stock the beautiful, handmade, ethically sourced Khadi papers and cards for artists.

- Magazines
As well as stocking all of the old favourites such as The New Yorker, New Statesman and the Times Literary Supplement, we are now proud to stock such titles as the Literary Review, Mslexia, Cineaste, Curve and Gay and Lesbian Quarterly.


We have some really exciting events coming up within the store - please see below for more information.
All of this, and much more instore!

Upcoming Events

Simon Cole: Stillness in Mind Simon Cole: Stillness in Mind
27th May 2015 6pm - 7:45pm | Bristol Literary Event, Free Event

Interested in mindfulness but don't know where to start? Come and join us for an insightful workshop with Simon Cole, senior-accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Phil Hammond - Staying Alive: How to Get the Best from the NHS Phil Hammond - Staying Alive: How to Get the Best from the NHS
4th June 2015 6pm - 8pm | Bristol Literary Event, Free Event

Delve into the fascinating and complex world of the National Health Service with campaigner, comedian and general practitioner Dr Phil Hammond in a discussion of his latest book Staying Alive: How to Get the Best From the NHS.

Jona David: Epic Eco-Inventions Jona David: Epic Eco-Inventions
13th June 2015 2:30pm - 4:10pm | Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Join nine-year-old Jona David, author of The Epic Eco-Inventions, for an inspiring and entertaining eco-inventions workshop and reading.

Latest Blogs

9th January 2015 - 12 Midnight Charlotte Pope

One of the most fun things about becoming a parent is rediscovering the magical world of children's picture books. Charlotte Pope, who runs the Children's department at our Bristol Cabot Circus branch, picks out some of the best recent titles that should make bedtime stories fun for all involved.

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.

Latest Blog
GUEST BLOG: A Pickwick paper trail

Matt Brougton, Senior Designer at Vintage Books, reveals how he came up with the jacket design for Death and Mr pickwick, Stephen Jarvis' novel about the origins of The Pickwick Papers.

GUEST BLOG: Raising awareness about FGM

Emma Craigie's new YA novel deals with the traumatic topic of FGM. She explains how meeting campaigners prompted her to write about about the subject for a younger age group.

Meet the translator, no.2

In the second of our occasional series of interviewers, presented in translation with English PEN, Margaret Jull Costa OBE talks about her translation of the Spanish bestseller Out in the Open by Jesús Carrasco.

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