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October Books, 243 Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2NG  Open Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm
Web www.octoberbooks.org  Email   Tel 023 8058 1030  Fax 023 8058 1040
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Contact Us
Staff behind the counter smiling for the camera Our shop We are an independent community bookshop based in the Portswood area of Southampton - see map for our location. We are a not-for-profit co-operative - any money we make is ploughed back into the business. Our opening hours are 9am-6pm Monday-Saturday.

Books We stock a wide range of general books for adults and children, as well as our speciality areas (such as social issues, adoption, humanities and political issues - see books for more information.)

Fast ordering of books not in stock At no extra cost to you, we can order any book in print in the UK, the US or Europe. We can get most books in less than a week (we get 75% within 3 days) although difficult-to-obtain ones can take a few weeks. You can either call into the shop to order, or order by phone. When your book arrives, we will contact you to let you know, and you can pick it up at the shop. Alternatively, we can post it to you, although we do have to add extra to cover our postage costs. Sorry, but we don't have any on-line ordering facilities on this website.

We're Fundraising!

We are trying to raise £6000 over the next few weeks to cover the costs of a new lease. We think the best way to help is to come and buy some of our lovely books, but you can also donate directly to us through Paypal.

Buy online Though Hive, you can buy a wide range of books, e-books and DVDs online, and we get a comission. It's a great way to support us if you don't live near us - see www.hive.co.uk/shop/portswood/october-books

Price reductions We have price reductions throughout the shop, which change every month. Call into the shop to see our offers.

But we're more than just a bookshop... We also sell audio books, stamps, Fairtrade foods/drinks/goods, Organic foods/drinks, alternative magazines, greeting cards, humorous and political postcards, T-shirts with alternative messages, wall charts (nutrition, healing herbs, first aid, yoga, natural cleaning, dog training), diaries & calendars, stationery, and Green Goods - environmental cleaning/personal hygiene products. We produce national/international mail-order books catalogues for two of our specialist areas: Adoption Books and Vegan Books. We have Semester 1 and semester 2 Southampton University Avenue Campus Bookstalls. We also offer bookstall services for events.

Link to October Books' Facebook page Facebook We are now on Facebook! - click the Facebook image to the left to see our page.

Join our mailing list... We occasionally send out email about special offers, events, etc. If you'd like to receive them, here's our sign-up form.

October Books - view from Portswood Road
October Books (taken 25th Feb 2012)