The Yellow-Lighted Bookshops, Nailsworth and Tetbury


Monday to Saturday

    9.30ish - 5.30


    11.00ish - 5.00

Bank Holidays

    11.00ish - 5.00

21 Church Street,




01666 - 500221


Monday to Saturday

9.00ish to 5.00ish

17 Fountain Street,




01453 - 832555

About The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop:

We are moving our websites to a new hosting service.  Any problems are entirely my fault.

We opened our first shop in Tetbury, a small market town in the Cotswolds, in May 2008.   In October 2009 we opened a second shop in nearby Nailsworth.  

We love what we do, and are fantastically lucky to do the work we do in small, wonderful communities.   We order all our stock ourselves, and try to cater for the different interests of the towns we serve, and we try to make sure that we have enough interesting and new books to make a visit to us worthwhile - and if we haven’t got what you want, we can get hold of almost any book within 24/48 hours.

Although we don’t (yet) trade online, we take orders by email, and post books out almost every day.

Follow us on facebook or twitter (@ylbookshop).

We get asked a lot about our name.   We called ourselves after a great book about bookshops, by an American ex-bookseller called Lewis Buzbee.   He got the image from a couple of letters that Vincent van Gogh (another ex-bookseller), wrote his brother, about wanting to paint a Parisian bookshop at night, with the light spilling onto the pavement.   We loved the image, and we loved the book!   Lewis is a great author and advocate of literacy - see his website here:


We are beginning to update our events programme for the year.   Visit the ‘Events’ link for details of exciting things happening this Spring!


This is (still) a temporary website, following the total loss of the previous one due to a deadly combination of computer failure and bookseller technical ignorance.   We’ll sort it properly when we get a chance.