Waterstones Bath

4-5 Milsom Street, Bath, BA1 1DA

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  • Call us on 01225 448515
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  • Twitter: @waterstonesbath


Waterstones Bath is the largest bookshop in the city. Since opening in the 1980s it has become a treasure for Bathonians and visitors alike.

Our beautiful shop is located in the centre of historic Bath and boasts the largest range of books in the city, with more than 55,000 titles spread over 3 floors.  It's an ideal venue for book events and supports both the Bath Literature Festival and Children's Literature Festivals.    

Each floor has a unique feel and features destination sections for regular customers. The Lower Ground floor houses Academic, History and Non-Fiction books. The Ground Floor has Bath's finest array of Crime and Literary Fiction which leads through to a vibrant and inspiring Children's department. The First Floor (a fully sprung dance floor!) has many listed features and beautiful lighting from the art deco windows that showcase a stunning range of Art and Photography books as well as Gardening, Crafts, Travel and Cookery. 

We also have our own Café W, which all our booksellers are embracing. It is the ideal place for all book lovers to enjoy a coffee, cake or savoury snack.

Lower Ground Floor
  • History, Popular Science, Smart Thinking, Biography, Reference and Academic
Ground Floor
  • Fiction, Crime, Children's, Click & Collect
First Floor
  • Art & Photography, Travel, Gardening, Crafts, Humour and Cookery