In this section:
Cambridgeshire Public Libraries
Where they are, opening times and services such as learning centres.
Renew Library Books
Renew your Cambridge library books online. You may need to get a pin number from the library.
University of Cambridge Library
Information about this famous library, including how to use it.
Burrows Book Shop
In Ely. Specialising in local history and children's books.
Cambridge Amnesty Bookshop
Community bookshop stocks secondhand books covering most subjects, with particular strengths in fiction, art, and philosophy.
Cambridge Book & Print Gallery
Rare books, signed copies, original prints and drawings and paintings by Modern British and International Masters.
Cambridge University Press Bookshop
1 Trinity Street, on the oldest bookshop site in the UK, featuring the oldest publisher in the world.
Second hand books. In St. Edward's Passage.
Cambridge's biggest book shop (now part of Blackwell). The Children's Bookshop is at the back of the shop.
Secondhand and antiquarian books. In Ely.
In Coldhams Road and online.
Sarah Key Books, The Haunted Bookshop
Specialising in collectable children's & illustrated books, but much more besides!
W H Smith
In Market Street. Books, music and stationery.
In Sidney Street.
Book groups and literary events
Motivated by a passion for words, talented in crafting words, motivated by a passion for representation and broad social justice.
Curly Corners Book Group
Book group that meets on the last Monday of each month at a pub in the Mill Road area of Cambridge.
Small bookgroup that meet once a month at the Country Arms Pub in Cambridge, opposite Shire Hall.
Children's books to read and borrow, fun for kids and a chance to meet other young families every Saturday 10-11.30.
Publishing and other services
ABCProofreading and Editing Service
Professional proofreading for book authors, academics and students.
Producing written and recorded publications of poetry, short stories, artwork, photography and music. Plus live events.
Social enterprise publishing house & writing services.
Specialists in fine bindings, limited editions, and book and paper conservation.
Cambridge University Press
The oldest printing and publishing house in the world.
Green Bay Publications
Small imprint. Includes advice about self publishing.
Proofreading and editing in British and US English to writers of all types. Based in Cambridge.
Reprinted Nighclimbers of Cambridge. Other interesting books.
Social science and humanities publisher.
Independent literary publishing house with ground-breaking poetry series.
Local writers and books
Writer of children's books and adult non-fiction.
Novelists, poets and other writers with a Cambridge connection.
British SF writer.
Tools for your spiritual growth.
Detective series features St. Just of the Cambridgeshire Constabulary.
Henry Benedict Tam
Books on democratic citizenship and inclusive community development, and a novel.
Travel narrative and travel health books.
Jill Paton Walsh
Novels, detection fictions and children's books.
Written a thriller about Cambridge.
Books ranging from bedtime stories, through early readers and middle grade, up to Young Adult.
Adult books and children's books.
Successful Practising by Jenny Macmillan
A handbook for pupils, parents and music teachers.
Medieval murder mysteries, Restoration whodunits, and other historical crime fiction.
The Common Stream
Local history website based on the book 'The Common Stream' by Rowland Parker about Foxton.
Forum for new dramatic writing in Cambridge.
Books via Cambridge Library Service
If you have a Cambridge library card, you can access many reference books from home.
Information about books, and if the author has given permission, some of the text itself.
Complete texts of classic books from the start of this century and previous centuries. Free e-books to download.
Internet Archive Text Archive
Download free books and texts. A wide range of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books.
Ebooks which you can download for free in different formats.
Oxford English Dictionary
If you have a Cambridge library card, you can access the full Oxford English Dictionary from home.
All the plays online. Search for that quote!
Complete text of the King James Bible online, with search facilities.
The Quran (or Koran)
English translation. Also Arabic, and Arabic and English together.
Quotes, including authenticity. Who said that?
Cambridge Digital Library
View scanned in important books online, by Cambridge University Library.
The complete works of Charles Darwin online.
Search and download images of Domesday online.
Parker Library Books
View books from the Parker Library, Corpus Christi, online.
The Aberdeen Bestiary
The manuscript was written and illuminated in England around 1200.
Wren Digital Library
Online manuscripts from the Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge.
Poems by well-known poets.
Browse poems organised by title or poet, or choose a random poem.
Buy books online
Search for second-hand books covering many different shops.
Used, rare and hard-to-find books.
Buy books online, including second-hand books. Download music tracks. Buy e-books.
World of Books
Second hand books.