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Welcome to The History Bookshop

We stock a wide selection of quality secondhand books on many aspects of history including military, local and transport, with a good selection of books for children.  We also offer a free book search service.

A warm welcome to The History Bookshop, Salisbury. Located in the courtyard of the historic Fisherton Mill, which itself offers a great café and shopping experience. The Mill complex is within easy walking distance of both the railway station and the city centre.  Thousands of out-of-print books are waiting for you to browse amongst. Marvel at the sight of the intrepid owner descending the “character” stairs backwards, and without the aid of a safety net.

In a previous incarnation, Patrick was a Librarian for many years and in 2015 couldn’t resist the opportunity to open a second-hand bookshop in his home city. He hopefully offers a life-long knowledge of books and a FREE search service for out-of-print books on any subject.

As the name of the shop suggests, History is the main focus of the stock. However, the owner is easily tempted into straying into other subject areas.  The main subject areas are as follows: