Waterstones Durham

69 Saddler Street, Durham, DH1 3HP

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Opening times

  • Monday 09.00 - 17.30
  • Tuesday 09.00 - 17.30
  • Wednesday 09.00 - 17.30
  • Thursday 09.00 - 19.00
  • Friday 09.00 - 17.30
  • Saturday 09.00 - 18.00
  • Sunday 10.30 - 17.00

Christmas Opening Hours

    • Christmas Eve
    • 24th Dec 08.30 - 17.00
    • Christmas Day
    • 25th Dec Closed

Contact us

  • Call us on 0191 383 1488
  • Email us at [javascript protected email address]
  • Twitter: @wstonesdurham
  • Facebook: waterstones.durham


Waterstones Bookshop on Saddler Street, in the heart of the beautiful and historic Durham City, is a warm and welcoming shop for all book-lovers.

Our cosy shop is perfectly placed right at the heart of Durham's beautiful city centre, with walks along the river Wear and the iconic Durham Cathedral just a stone's throw from our doorstep.

Inside, we've a dedicated team of passionate, enthusiastic and knowledgeable booksellers who are always ready with a smile and love nothing more than to recommend a new book that's been taking their breath away that week.

We have a vibrant, and often highly praised Children's department, including regular weekend StoryTimes and a Teen Book Club every two weeks.

As well as a wonderfully varied array of Crime and Fiction, our Science Fiction & Fantasy section has pride of place on our First Floor. Our First Floor is also home to most of our Non-Fiction sections including History, Travel , Biography and Food & Drink.

We're proud to be the perfect little bookshop in a perfect little city.

Ground Floor
  • New Books, Local Books, General Fiction, Crime Fiction, Children's Books, Click & Collect Collection Point
First Floor
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Graphic Novels & Manga, History, Food & Drink, Travel, Computing, Health & Wellbeing, Smart Thinking, Popular Science, Indoor Games, Pets, Biography, Gardening, Natural History