Welcome to The Dorset Bookshop, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Established 1950

Situated in the outstanding Georgian town centre of Blandford Forum, the Dorset Bookshop occupies 3 floors of an intriguing and original early 18th century building. We specialise in carefully selected new and secondhand books of all types of subjects

Friendly and helpful service offering a surprisingly large range of interesting new and old books plus special orders with fast delivery for collection from the shop. 

An old-fashioned bookshop for you to browse and enjoy.

Owners: Kevin and Denny Cook 

Opening times:


Tuesday to Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm

Saturdays: 10.00am to 2.00pm

Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays


Monday 23rd: 10 to 4.00 (normally closed)

Tuesday 24th: 10 to 1.30

Closed Wednesday 25th to Friday 27th

Saturday 28th: 10 to 2.00

Closed Monday 30th

Tuesday 31st: 10 to 4.00

Closed  Wednesday Jan. 1st

(Check this site for  possible closed periods)

Large selection of Dorset and Walking books

Beautiful new illustrated Children's books for special occasions

Classic Children's books

Travel, Travel writing, Smallholding and keeping animals

Recent and classic fiction

Art, Transport, Philosophy and Cookery 

and lots of other genres