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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


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 more information.


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.

- 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

Sarah Hilary’s No Other Darkness Sarah Hilary’s No Other Darkness
22nd April 2015 6pm - 8pm | Bristol Literary Event, Free Event

Richard and Judy Book Club bestselling author Sarah Hilary has been described as “one of Britain's most exciting and accomplished new writers” and we at Foyles are thrilled to have her back in store to celebrate the launch of her chilling new novel, No Other Darkness.

Alternative Histories and Steampunk Tales: Alison Morton in conversation with Liesel Schwarz Alternative Histories and Steampunk Tales: Alison Morton in conversation with Liesel Schwarz
13th May 2015 6pm - 7:45pm | Bristol Literary Event, Free Event

Discover the unique fantasy realms of Alison Morton, author of alternative history series 'Roma Nova', who will be discussing the endless possibilities writing fantasy novels with steampunk author Liesel Schwarz.

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: Letting in foreigners

Translator Daniel Hahn, one of the judges for this year's International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, whose shortlist was revealed today, wonders why it's one of very few awards that allows the submission of fiction in translation.

Meet the translator, no.1

As the first of new series of interviews with translators, in partnership with literature and human rights organisation English PEN, we present an interview with Sam Garrett, whose latest translation from Dutch is Tommy Wieringa’s These Are the Names.

GUEST BLOG: 'I think I must have been changed several times since then'

Suzanne Dean, Creative Director at Random House, reveals how she devised the cover for Robert Douglas-Fairhurst's new account of the creation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its eccentric author, Lewis Carroll.

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