The Words Worth Independent Bookshop Eccleshall

We are going to be closing our doors for the last time on December 28th. 

We planned to run for the first year to see how the shop went.  While we have broken even, we would need to move to larger premises now in order to take the shop forward and after much thought and many explorative ideas, we have decided that the financial commitment would be too much for us.  Therefore, thank you so much to all of our customers who have made this 'pop up' bookshop so worthwhile and please do stay true to the love of browsing and reading 'real' books from indie bookshops.  Sam will be focusing on her Child Behaviour Support consultancy (CBS) with the help of Jade, who will be as slick as ever on social media, events, press media and communication.  THANK YOU!

The Words Worth

We are independent family run bookshop located behind ''Sancerre cafe'  in the heart of The Beautiful Staffordshire Town, EccleshalL.  There is access through the cafe and also via a ramp through the archway.

"What a hidden treasure of a little bookshop"

Gill (April, 2019)

We take great pride in curating interesting and relevant new books and endeavour to share our passion for reading with you.

"The children won't let us walk past now, they've gone book mad!" (March, 2019)

Many of our customers are local, some are visiting eccleshall for the day and others simply breaking their journey here, stopping at the cafe for lunch and The words worth to browse and choose a good read. 

"A lovely little bookshop, feels like a sea side hide away"

(April, 2019)

If you can't find what you want, we will order it for you.

We offer local clubs 10% discount on their orders.

We also order for local schools offering 15% discount rate and delivery to the school. 


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The Words Worth Experience

once you've purchased a book, you can start reading straight away with a coffee in hand.

We stock best sellers, as well as a wide selection of classics on Special offer! 

We have five star rated books, biographies, autobiographies, science, social science, history, walking and cycling books, cookery books, photography, Philosophy, poetry, Art books and so much more!

explore our children's books that educate, thrill and bring magic into little lives.  We have TV characters, traditional stories, books for TEENIES - BIG KIDS of 90! 

Browse, relax, read and enjoy

We are a partner of LIV in Durban, South Africa

25p from every children’s book sold is donated to LIV 

We then send new books to the long-term foster village for orphaned and vulnerable children. The books are donated to the school within the foster village

“It Takes a Village to Raise a Child -

 There are millions of orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa, mostly due to HIV/AIDS. LIV focuses on a solution to aid this crisis. We place these children into a family environment with a trained foster mother to love them, a school to educate them, and where all their needs are met. If these children are equipped with essential moral values and life skills, they will grow up to be a generation that will influence positive change within South Africa, Africa and the world.”

(LIV 2019)


Tue - Fri - 10.30am - 4pm

Sat 10 am -4.00 pm

If we are closed you can pay in the cafe for books and cards

We are lucky enough to have been sent best wishes from THE AMAZING Stephen Fry, our poet laureate - simon Armitage, William Wordsworth's descendent,  Chris, and ALSO from many people  in the local community, thank you.

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