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The Quadrant Arcade, St Peter's Rd, Bournemouth BH1 2AH, UK – 01202 299449

Beautiful Waterstones bookstore with a fantastic coffee shop. Idyllic, cosy place to relax with a coffee and a book in the afternoon. Thoroughly recommend it.

Nice place to go when I have spare time. Calm and relax atmosphere, friendly staff. Nice food, good variety of teas, and coffee.


14-16 The Arcade, Bournemouth BH1 2AH, UK – 0843 290 8165

lovely cafe upstairs with great views!


9-13 Old Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 1DY, UK – 01202 555342

Large branch of the WHSmiths chain which has a post office. Good selection of products and the staff are ok. Service can sometimes be a bit slow

My go to for all my paint supplies and the paint is surprisingly nice for a large chain. When I'm not using the self-checkout, staff are always serving with a smile, wonderful team of people.

AbeBooks.co.uk - search for new, secondhand, rare, or out-of-print books from over 13,500 booksellers worldwide, selling over 100 million books.
Amazon's huge online booklist. Site also features music, DVDs, electronic, home and garden items, kitchen gadgets, etc.
You can now rent DVDs online and buy and sell items via the Amazon Marketplace (rather like Ebay).
Excellent city guides, adults and childrens non fiction books from Dorling Kindersley.
The company started up in 1974 and now publishes an extensive range of internationally acclaimed adult and children's titles. The UKs market leader in non-fiction, Dorling Kindersley creates books that offer comprehensive information and good design.
Penguin is a British icon and publishes over 6000 classic and much-loved books as well as new bestsellers including Jamie Oliver, Nick Hornby, Marian Keyes, plus the Rough Guides travel series, Penguin Classic and Puffin, Ladybird, Peter Rabbit and Flower Fairies books for children.
Books from Tescos Online Store
Waterstone’s, the leading specialist high street book retailer, has launched its own online retail website offering a wealth of books and book knowledge and access to expert booksellers from Waterstone’s stores around the country.