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Browsers Bookshop

5.0 star rating

3 reviews

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73 High Street
Porthmadog LL49 9HA


3 reviews in English

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    • Qype User kerrin…

    Frome, Somerset

    5.0 star rating


    Went to this shop while we were staying in Porthmadog

    Fantastic selection of books, some that we had not come across in other shops.

    The staff were really helpful, we even signed up to their loyalty card to help support them

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    • Qype User ruthie…

    Criccieth, Gwynedd

    5.0 star rating


    Top place. I love Browsers! They have a great range of books and are always willing to help you find what you are looking for. Even if you want a book about. and don’t have a title or author they will search the computers for something suitable, order it in for you and phone to let you know it has arrived. The art department at th back is similarly helpful, with a huge range of paints, paper, card making, face painting and other art supplies. They have a loyalty card, where you get a stamp every time you spend £10, and once you ahve 6 stamps you get £5 (or possibly £10 I don’t remember) off your next purchase.

  • 14/5/2010

    A greate range of books all carefuly selected by the book shops owner. great book marks with well selected quotes. Regularly replenished selection good books. Just generaly a greate place to go and buy a good book. I personaly buy almost all of my books there.

Festival No 6

Highlights from Saturday:

For Browsers Bookshop to have an exclusive signing (& chat) with award winning author DBC Pierre was amazing.

His book ‘Petit Mal’, launched at the festival was a huge success. Limited to 1000 signed copies with a signed print presented in a  slipcase


We felt honoured for a small independent shop to have a Scoop like this.

We now have an even smaller number of limited, limited editions!! Signed on the day to mark  the launch (signed ‘at festival No6 DBC Pierre’)

 Closing The day was Punk Poet  ‘John Cooper Clarke’ who held a captivated audience before taking time out to sign a couple of books for us. Great day and looking ahead to 2014.


Saturday was glorious, the weather was perfect for showing Portmeirion in all its glory, hundreds  of people came to see the performances in the Piazza.

We managed to grab a few minutes with Caitlin Moran (How to be a Woman & Moranthology), John Niven (Cold Hands & Straight White Male), Joe Dunthorne (Wild Abandon) who all took the time to sign stock for us, Thank you.

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Friday was not a total washout with Author Richard Milward reading from his book  ’Kimberly’s Capital punishment’ and signing a few copies afterwards.Browsers no6 festival15738076[1] 



Setting up a Festival No 6

Setting up a Festival No 6

Not the best of starts for the festival with persistent rain hampering proceedings, there was better to come!!







image n6Browsers will be appearing at Festival no6 thisweekend. We will be located at the piazza and will have signings and a selection of discounted titles available.




Luke Wright – Mondeo Man
Richard Milward – Capital Punishment


John Cooper Clarke
Matt HaigDBC Pierre
Tim Dee


Caitlin MoranJan Morris
John Niven
Matt Haig
David Whitehouse
Jenn Ashworth


Philip Pullman

philip-pullman-credit-kt-bruce_vert-2ec015198b3eba652b64e6a9e32b40488efbd6f7-s6-c30Interesting interview with  on Radio 2 now. We have a huge selection of his titles in stock including his Grimm tales which he is discussing now. I do wish more authors followed his adverb rule! (she snarled angrily…teehee)

Books are my bag

xtBooks Are My Bag is the biggest ever campaign for bookshops and it launches with the Big Bookshop Party on Saturday 14th September. That’s when you can go and visit your favourite bookshop, join in their party, buy your books, and bag the coolest tote bag ever – the bright orange Books Are My Bag tote! Show your love of books by visiting your local bookshop, the best place to connect with books, where you can see them, smell and touch them, talk about them with people who care as much as you do… There is nothing quite like a bookshop, and we want to share the love by inviting you to visit your local bookshop, taking a photo of yourself and then telling us WHY it’s your favourite bookshop. You could win your own bespoke bookmark, featuring your comment and photo, to be given out by your favourite shop!