Burway Books was established in September 1974 by Rosalind Ephraim with help from her Mum and Dad. Rosalind still owns and runs the shop, now aided and abetted by her son, Alun, along with local girls Hilary Jones, and Natasha Savage who all have a love of books and a wealth of knowledge about the local area.

After 37 years at No 10 Beaumont Road, the shop moved to spacious new premises in March 2011, just a few doors along from its original home. We are now happily settled in to our “new” premises and enjoy greeting customers – old and new.

Church Stretton is a credited “Walkers Are Welcome” town, and we stock a comprehensive selection of ORDNANCE SURVEY maps, both local and covering the whole of the UK. We also carry a large stock of international Michelin maps, atlases and travel guides. The National Trust’s beautiful Carding Mill Valley is only a ten minute walk from Burway Books – you can buy a book, a local walking guide or a local map then spend a pleasant day rambling around the Stretton Hills. We will happily advise on walks, eateries, shops etc: we are proud to be part of this lovely town and do all we can to support it.

We also stock Shakespeare’s plays, contemporary and classic poetry, and a LARGE selection (over 200 titles) of Penguin Classics … and much more.

As well as a great selection of books we also have cards, bookmarks, book seats, mugs, soft toys, diaries, notebooks, and other book-related gifts. We are happy to order CDs and DVDs for you. We run monthly Book Clubs, hold regular author events, offer student discounts and run a customer loyalty scheme. We also supply local and international schools and colleges.

We are now able to sell ebooks too, CLICK HERE for details

If you are unable to visit Burway Books personally your books can be sent to you wherever you live, both nationally or worldwide.

Hours of Opening

Monday – Saturday, 9.15 am – 5.15 pm (though we are flexible if we spot customers lurking outside these hours).
NB We are OPEN 11.00 am – 4.00 pm on Spring and Summer Bank Holiday Mondays (not Christmas or New Year)

More information

Burway Books Book Groups
Two friendly and informal Book Groups (no set book to read, just lively chat and light refreshments)

Customer Loyalty Scheme and Student Discounts
Rewarding our loyal customers and students

“No 10 Beaumont Road – Anecdotes of a Bookseller”
Read extracts from the talk that Ros gave to the local Literary Society in 2010 about her life as a bookseller.