The place for beautiful books
About the bookshop
My name is Kate - I own and run Dogberry & Finch Books. My background is in academia, advertising, and the social sector. Whilst my love of books spans a lifetime, I have 15 years’ experience working directly with world literature and books.
All our stock is hand-picked, ever-changing and carefully curated, everything from philosophy to natural history, manga to the best of new fiction.
We have dedicated section for children and young people, and feature books and maps relating to Dartmoor and our local area.
Browsers are totally welcome. Or we’re on hand if needed to advise, track down that long-lost book or recommend the perfect read for you.
Anything in print that we don’t stock can usually be ordered for next day delivery or collection.
Dogberry & Finch offers seating space for up to 30 people and we have an on-going, full programme of art, community and literature events. We’re really excited about the opportunity to work with schools and local organisations to boost literacy and enjoyment of books amongst local children, as well as creating a social hub for all things art and literature in the heart of Okehampton. We welcome input and collaboration with other local retailers, groups, agencies and organisations in promoting the written word, and the benefits of art and reading.
If you any thoughts about future author signings, local interest groups, competitions, talks, workshops, children’s activities... do come in for a chat, or email using the Get in Touch button below. We’d love to hear your ideas.
To hold a book in your hands and read is a sensory experience. A book is an aesthetic work of art in its own right (in cover design, form and illustrations) as well as an example of fictional or literary artistry. Those books we read as children stay in our heads as images as well as stories. With image and text so intertwined in the reading experience it seems natural to also stock classic book illustration prints for children and adults.
Above the bookshelves, Dogberry & Finch also showcases and sells paintings by some of the region’s most talented artists. The first display was oil paintings by fine artist Danny Holmes-Adams. Our current exhibition features Glavind Strachan's beautifully atmospheric photography of Dartmoor and our local landscape. Framed prints, cards and postcards available for sale. For more information see https://www.glavindstrachan.com/
15 St James Steet
Lockdown 2021 collection times for your pre-ordered books: every Tuesday and Saturday, 10am-11am
To order books for collection or postal delivery please
phone: 01837 657563
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also order books online via https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/DogberryFinchBooks
Free local deliveries to anyone living in Okehampton who is shielding or self-isolating.
Stay safe & well read 💚