About Us


Chapter House Books was founded in 1988 and has since grown into the largest general second hand bookshop in the Sherborne area. We do not specialise in any particular subject but like to keep a very diverse stock of over 30,000 books, both hardbacks and paperbacks.

We also sell (and buy) second hand sheet music, DVDs and CDs. We can arrange bookbinding and provide a new book ordering service. Since changing hands in 2003 the business continues to flourish and offers a friendly and warm atmosphere to all its customers, in person and online.

John Hutton, an American illustrator and Lecturer bartered some books from us.  He sketched a wonderful view of the shop, The Abbey and The Almshouse, which have been made into postcards, separately and as a group, that we sell.  He is a very talented artist and has sent us other examples of his work, I particularly like his Armist Day and the view of Sherborne Castle.  We’ve been using his image of the shop on various pieces of advertising, including our car magnet. He is available for commissions so if anyone is interested please contact us and we will let John know.


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