Member since 1974

Welcome to Burway Books an Independent Bookshop since 1974

We are an Independent Bookshop in Church Stretton in the heart of the Shropshire Hills, a haven of peace and tranquillity in one of the most beautiful areas in England.

We will always be here to help you choose the perfect book as a gift for others or yourself; to offer recommendations and suggestions. We will always leave you free to choose whatever you please; we don’t judge, we don’t discriminate, and all are welcome.

Thank you, your support throughout this current global pandemic is immeasurable. It is a delight to see you all able to enjoy browsing for real in our bookshop. Please remember you can still browse through our online bookshop and collect instore if you so wish.

We have OVER 7,000 titles IN STOCK and we are able to fulfil special orders from publishers’ in the UK.

Book Ordering and Book Enquiries:-

Email: Tel 01694723388 Ros and her Team will contact as soon as they can for all your book requests. Payment in advance please by card or bank transfer for ALL Book Orders.

Free Delivery within 4-5 miles of the bookshop

We can also post your orders – postage within the UK £3 up to 2kg. Please Note you can now use Local Pickup (Book & Collect from Burway Books) through our online shop

You can also support us on

We are OPEN – 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday

We do not mind you Wearing A Face Mask whilst visiting our bookshop.

Thank You. Stay Safe

We will also be updating our window display regularly to showcase some of our books and give you ideas and recommendations. Our website includes our online shop, and our Twitter and Instagram accounts will also be updated regularly with recommendations etc.

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We will endeavour to give you the best service that we can. Thank you for your continued support,

Rosalind, Hilary, Alun, Ceri and Amelia Twitter and Instagram @BurwayBooks

Burway Books is a Sanctuary like many small independent bookshops are; even when you have not been allowed to browse, books have been a great solace for us all through these uncertain times. Take care and stay safe.

Burway Books Regional Finalist Midlands Region for the British Book Awards Independent Bookshop of the Year 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022
Burway Books – Regional Finalists – Midland 2022

We are extremely proud to have made it onto the shortlist for 2022. Thank you to all our lovely customers’ especially over the past two difficult years for all of us, we would not have been awarded this accolade without you.

And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.

And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.

“And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they too had been healed.”

by Kitty O’Meara

“What are those blue remembered hills,

What spires, What farms are those?..”

A Shropshire Lad XL

by A E Housman

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Photos copyright: Natasha Savage, Ros Ephraim & Hilary Jones

Art Sketches copyright: Alun Ephraim

Header photo by Sabine Hutchinson