Waterstones Exeter - Roman Gate

252 High Street, Exeter, EX4 3PZ

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Opening times

Opening 09.00 to 18.00 today
Monday 29th Nov
09.00 - 18.00
Tuesday 30th Nov
09.00 - 18.00
Wednesday 1st Dec
09.00 - 18.00
Thursday 2nd Dec
Late Night Shopping
09.00 - 21.00
Friday 3rd Dec
09.00 - 18.00
Saturday 4th Dec
09.00 - 18.00
Sunday 5th Dec
10.30 - 16.30

Contact us

  • Call us on 01392 423044
  • Email us at [javascript protected email address]
  • Twitter: @waterstonesex
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  • Instagram: @waterstonesex


Our Roman Gate branch is built near the site of the old East Gate of the Roman city of Isca Dumnoniorum. Although we haven't been here quite that long, a bookshop has been trading from this site for over 25 years. 

Nowadays we are a modern and vibrant bookshop spread out over three large floors, with a spacious and welcoming Cafe W on our First Floor, offering delicious locally-sourced sandwiches, cakes and pastries.

On the Ground Floor, you will find our fresh and much-loved Children's section. It's a bright and cheerful environment filled with wonderful books to inspire young minds.

Our Second Floor hosts a quiet study area alongside an extensive travel and history section.

Our friendly staff are here to help you. With their years of experience and unquenchable enthusiasm for all things bookish, we are confident that we can find just what you are looking for and perhaps something you weren't!   

From Classics to Crime, from baking to biographies, it's all here and it's all for you.

Ground Floor
  • New Books, Children's, Young Adult Fiction, Gifts & Stationery, Click & Collect Point.
First Floor
  • The Bookshop Café - Temporarily Closed, Fiction A-Z, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Crime, Lifestyle, Arts, Humour & Spoken Word
Second Floor
  • History & Politics, Sciences, Reference & Languages, Smart Thinking, Travel, Biography