Let’s begin by stating that WE STILL SELL BOOKS and will endeavour to give you the best service that we can.

However from WEDNESDAY 1st APRIL the service we are able to offer will be limited by the fact that our wholesaler and many publishers have temporarily had to close down and/or stop distributing books.  We will be reviewing this situation daily, but until further notice this is how we will be working:

1. Our bookshop in Church Stretton (but NOT our business) is temporarily closed to the public;

2. A member of staff will be available from Monday – Saturday to take your orders by Tel 01694 723388 (or you can leave a message), email ros.burwaybooks@btconnect.com or text Ros on 07739813362. In lieu of being able to browse our shelves we will be taking photographs of the books on our shelves and posting these images on this website (on the BLOG page), Twitter and Instagram. We will do a different genre(s) each day ….. but please ASK if you would like to see our selection from a different genre and we will send it to you as soon as we can. 

Once it’s gone, its gone! We are unable to reorder or replace books until our suppliers re-open. But we have OVER 5,000 titles IN STOCK so we should be able to fulfil orders for quite some time!

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

3. Payment can be made by card, or bank transfer. We can deliver books locally or we can post them. Postage within the UK and local delivery will be FREE OF CHARGE.

4. We can only post or deliver your book supplies – you cannot come to collect them.

We hope that you will understand why we have had to take this decision: preventing the spread of this disease and keeping our staff and customers safe has to be our priority. Now more than ever we need your support.

Thank you, and Keep Safe


Burway Books Response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) – Updated 1st April 2020