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“Best bookshop ever!! ”
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Octavia's Bookshop
Ranked #4 of 10 Shopping in Cirencester
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere in Octavia's is magical, she has so many options for all ages. If I'm ever unsure exactly what book to buy, she's more than happy to suggest! My parents often go in and ask for suggestions for my birthday / Christmas and they're all amazing!! They also have a good reward stamp scheme.
Best bookshop I've been in by far. They're so helpful and knowledgeable. As well as having quality books!

Thank GlutenandMe
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Octavia's Bookshop is a magical place for children who love books or who can be introduced to reading and stories.. the choice of books is amazing and what you can't find they will try and order. Sometimes the children are lucky enough to have an author reading their stories...it's truly inspirational.

Thank dragonflydancer2016
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

In an electronics-obsessives age, this unique literary oasis provides a fantastic venue where Octavia’s enthusiasm and knowledge has helped our children to discover new books. Each time we come they rely (and wait) on her recommendations. Spot on every time. Fantastic stuff! UK plc needs more of this.....

Thank dreynell
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

This bookshop is a real gem. We could have spent hours there since the owners made us feel so welcome and the selection of books was superb. The lady (I'm guessing Octavia) was very knowledgeable about kid's books and had plenty of suggestions. Plus our beloved dog was welcome. What else could I ask for?

Thank Saioa G
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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I recently called into Octavia's Book Shop in Cirencester Calital of the Cotswolds

Tucked halfway down Black Jack street in this sleepy country town you could be forgiven for not knowing about this little gem, but once you known, you cannot be forgiven for not paying a visit.

Opening five years ago amidst the depression of the recession, Octavia's specialises in children's books and started gaining recognition almost immediately. Having now won numerous local and national awards - including being named Independent Book Seller of the year in 2013.

Stepping inside Octavia's is like stepping into another world. Like the magic doors to Narnia the shopper is transported to a magical place, the shelves overflow with rabbits and wizards, spotty nosed monsters and white rabbits, Red Queens and Greek gods beckon readers young and old. Dedicated reading spaces tempt you to put your feet up and dive right in to whatever book takes your fancy.

I cannot speak highly enough of this wonderful shop, every town should have a shop just like it and every child should be able to lose themselves amidst shelves just like theirs. Octavia's may be a children's bookshop but for bug kids like me there's magic to behold and wonderment to be found.

I promise you that if you visit once you'll be back again, in an ever more complicated world Octavia's is a place to remember the magic of books and just how far you can go just by turning the next page!

Thank Thomas L
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