Welcome to Burway Books

A Proudly Independent Bookshop in the in the heart of the Shropshire Hills – ‘Witchend‘ Country Malcolm Saville’s Lone Pine Country.

We are open six days a week and have a superlative reputation for our speedy and efficient ordering service and extensive book search facilities.


‘What are those blue remembered hills,

What spires, What farms are those?’ 

‘A Shropshire Lad’ XL by A. E. Housman

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…which includes details of our Book Groups and our current bestsellers.

We have created a warm, cwtch, and welcoming environment in which you can spend time browsing, and we have done our best to align the stock to the needs of the local community: after 40 years we think we know them pretty well! We can often select the perfect book as a gift or just for you, our knowledgeable booksellers are here to help and advise.


Here is a short interview with Ros and Heather (as part of the Books Are My Bag 2015 Campaign) talking about the shop and various aspects of a bookseller’s daily life.

‘You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book big long enough to suit me.’ – C S Lewis

Photos copyright: Natasha Savage, Ros Ephraim & Hilary Jones