Seven Stories Bookshop

We aim to keep our website as up-to-date as possible but due to the ongoing situation, it is still recommended to check the business website before you visit. Please only visit venues in your household or support bubble and be aware of the 10pm curfew at pubs, restaurants and late-night leisure venues.

Telephone: 0300 330 1095


We're Good to Go

The measures we have put in place:

  • Daily cleaning routines have been increased. We will close our doors for 30 minutes from 1.30pm to 2pm each day to allow time to clean areas open to the public.
  • All staff will be wearing clear visors and gloves when serving customers.
  • Hand sanitisation stations have been installed throughout the building including the entrance and exits on street level and on Level 2 near the toilets.
  • We are admitting fewer people, so if it’s busy you might be asked to queue.
  • A one-way system is in place. Doors are designated as entrance and exit only. There is signage clearly indicates which way to go.
  • Buggies will be admitted on street level only.
  • There are toilets available for customers to use on Level 2.

How you can help when visiting us:

  • In line with government advice, we are asking all visitors to wear a face-covering when visiting Seven Stories.
  • Please use hand sanitiser before handling books.
  • To avoid handling items as much as possible we ask that at the till you hold books with the barcode facing up for us to scan.
  • There is no need to book a ticket to visit us at this stage.
  • Card payments will be required to purchase any items.

Reopening Information

As Seven Stories begins its phased reopening, they are trialling new opening days and times. Only the bookshop and coffee shop located at street level will be open Thursday to Sunday 11am to 1.30pm and 2pm to 4pm until further notice. They will close each day for 30 minutes to allow time to clean areas open to the public.

To begin with, only the street level of Seven Stories, home to the brilliant independent bookshop, will be open. The bookshop features a wide range and choice of children’s books from baby and toddler picture books to young adult novels. Watch out for a number of special recommendations from the fantastic team.

Seven Stories Bookshop is an independent children's bookshop in the heart of Ouseburn, Newcastle. Part of popular visitor attraction, Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children's Books, the bookshop is a treasure trove of loved books for children of all ages, avid readers, developing readers, fans of YA fiction, an extensive range of colourful picture books and much more. Adults will also love browsing the many shelves of nostalgic children's books, reference books and illustrated novels. There is a book for any bookworm from babies and toddlers to through to children, teenagers and adults alike.

Prints, cards and gifts are also available to buy from Seven Stories Bookshop including original artwork by respected illustrators and signed copies of new and favourite books by best-selling authors. Browse the bookshelves or enjoy a hot drink in the coffee shop area surrounded by books. The local bookshop is a great place to buy gifts and unique souvenirs when you are in Newcastle.

Entry to Seven Stories' independent bookshop (and the cafe on the floor below) is free, although there is a charge to access the rest of the visitor centre. Pick the brains of their friendly and knowledgeable staff who are delighted to make recommendations as well as help you find the book you're looking for.

Keep an eye out for events with visiting authors and illustrators, book signings and craft activities which often take place in the Bookshop.

Useful Information

Opening Hours

Monday Closed

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday Closed

Thursday 11:00 - 13:30, 14:00 - 16:00

Friday 11:00 - 13:30, 14:00 - 16:00

Saturday 11:00 - 13:30, 14:00 - 16:00

Sunday 11:00 - 13:30, 14:00 - 16:00

Telephone: 0300 330 1095



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