* Baggins Book Bazaar is set in the historic town of Rochester -- just an arrow-shot from the celebrated Norman Castle and Cathedral.

* Amongst our huge and constantly changing general stock
are large sections on Natural History, Biography, Fine Art, Foreign Travel, Fiction and many others.

* We offer a very thorough search service
for out-of-print titles.

* We offer a prompt order service
for new books (any book in print).

* We have published books on local (Medway Towns) themes

* We have supported the Rochester and Medway Literature Festival, held in conjunction with the local authority and South East Arts.

* We hold occasional local-history events, book-signings and talks by authors and experts on a range of topics.

We are located at:

19 High Street
United Kingdom

Tel.: + 44 (0)1634 - 811651
Fax: + 44 (0)1634 - 840591

We are open 7 days a week from 10:00am to 6:00pm


How to get to Baggins:

By rail: Less than one hour from London (Victoria or Charing Cross); alight at Strood or Rochester

By road: We are located just off the A2 (London -- Dover), by Rochester Bridge

What they say about Baggins Book Bazaar:

"Best place in Britain for a bookworm to burrow
It is a bookworm's paradise. More than half-a-million hardbacks and paperbacks line the shelves, covering every topic under the sun. You will probably never have seen so many books under one roof -- there are libraries that are ill-stocked compared with Baggins Book Bazaar in Rochester High Street ... Customers come from as far away as the United States to see what literary delights have arrived since their last trip, while customers from the continent are regulars" -- Medway News, 29/11/1996

"Messing about with books
... Just past [Rochester] Guildhall is the fabulous Baggins Book Bazaar, which claims to be the largest second-hand bookshop in Britain (not an unusual claim, it has to be said, but this is big enough to be close to the truth). The modest shop front belies its meandering corridors ... [L]iterature [is] upstairs at the back, and history, geography, science, biography and novels [are] downstairs. There are plenty more bookshops [in Rochester], though none of them are anything like as big" -- Guy de la Bedoyere in The Independent, 14/11/1998

The verdict from Drif (who has never yet found a bookshop he likes):
"Almost as lg [large] as it is dull. Only worth visiting on Sundays and Bank Holidays" -- Drif's Guide to the Secondhand Bookshops of the British Isles, 1995--97 (Drif Field Guides, London 1995), p. 206





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