About This Bookstore
Welcome to Foyles Bristol, operating from the fabulous central location of Bristol’s Cabot Circus shopping centre. Sleek and modern, our bright and cheery space is crammed with great books from a wide array of genres. Want some food for thought? Check out our wide array of non-fiction titles, from psychology, to popular science, to politics. Looking for some good old-fashioned escapism? Our fiction section offers classic works as well as titles hot off the press to suit your every mood. And we haven’t forgotten the little ones: the children’s section of Foyles Bristol is the jewel in our crown, brimming with fun and wonder.
Can't find the title you would like? Our brand new digital platform gives us half a million titles we can order for you and post to your home address. And the postage is on us. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand whenever you need them: not only are they skilled booksellers, they’re also trained baristas! Take a seat in our beautiful cafe and enjoy a good read and a delicious cup of coffee, from local roastery Extract Coffee.
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In Our Bookstore Now
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
After fleeing the horrors of the Irish potato famine, Thomas McNulty escapes to a new life in America, where he meets fellow outcast John Cole. Together the men enlist in the army and fight in the Indian Wars and the Civil War. They are two halves of the same whole: John Cole is Thomas' best friend, his comrade in arms and the love of his life.
The Martian by Andy Weir
I loved this book from its first line, charting what happens when Mark Watney gets stranded on Mars. This book defines the word 'page-turner' and more with its tense plot combined beautifully with Watney's humorous narration. Ignore everything you think you know from the film – as always, the book is so much better.
His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnett
Written in a unique style, this is the story of Roderick Macrae, who stands accused of a triple murder in the Scottish Highlands in 1869. What drove him to commit such heinous crimes? Split between his memoir written in gaol while he awaits trial and the transcript of the course case, this cleverly crafted book was a genuinely exciting read, surpassing all my expectations!
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
I fell in love (as everyone does) with Teddy Todd, a heroic World War 2 bomber pilot. The narrative jumps backwards and forwards through Teddy's timeline, weaving a rich and intricate portrait of one man's life and all of the people he loves and loses along the way. A beautifully told and poignant story which I absolutely loved.
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
Stalinism provides the backdrop for this gripping story. Touching eloquently on the complex moral climate of life in the Soviet Union, whilst delivering this amazing thriller. Based on a real life psychopathic child murderer. Unputdownable, this book will have you hooked!
Picture Books Promotion
Want to share a giggle with your little one? Searching for the perfect bedtime read? Below is a selection of five fantastic kids picture books that are currently part of our Buy One Get One Half Price offer in store.*
The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright
The story of a little mouse who was determined to be noticed. When he sets off on a journey to find his roar, he discovers that even the smallest creature can have the heart of a lion inside.
Poo Bum by Stephanie Blake
There was once a little rabbit who could only say one thing... Poo Bum! Utterly hilarious, this is incredibly popular with our younger customers – I wonder why?
This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassan
A little fish has stolen a hat. He knows it's wrong, but he thinks he'll probably get away with it. Or will he? A funny read for adults and children alike.
Oi Frog! by Kes Gray
Frog doesn’t like how there seems to be a rule for everything. According to Cat, frogs can only sit on logs. Cats sit on mats, gophers sit on sofas, pumas sit on satsumas... A modern classic.
Granddad's Island by Benji Davies
The heart-warming story of a boy and his granddad, by the writer of The Storm Whale. This is a book that shows that the people who are most dear to us are always near to our hearts: however far away they may seem.
*This is an instore offer only and not available via the website.