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Cabot Circus, Bristol

Cabot Circus, Bristol

SU21 , Brigstowe Street, Cabot Circus, Bristol, BS1 3BH
Tel: +44 (0)203 206 2660


Opening hours
Monday - Saturday10.00am - 8.00pm
Sunday11.00am - 5.00pm
Bank Holidays10.00am - 6.00pm
Easter Opening HoursPlease see Special Opening Hours below

Special Opening Hours

Easter Opening Hours

Good Friday 14th April 10.00am - 6.00pm

Saturday 15th April 10.00am - 8.00pm

Easter Sunday 16th April CLOSED

Easter Monday 17th April 10.00am - 6.00pm

About This Bookstore

Welcome to Foyles Bristol, operating from the fabulous central location of Bristol’s Cabot Circus shopping centre. Sleek and modern, our bright and cheery space is crammed with great books from a wide array of genres. Want some food for thought? Check out our wide array of non-fiction titles, from psychology, to popular science, to politics. Looking for some good old-fashioned escapism? Our fiction section offers classic works as well as titles hot off the press to suit your every mood. And we haven’t forgotten the little ones: the children’s section of Foyles Bristol is the jewel in our crown, brimming with fun and wonder.

Can't find the title you would like? Our brand new digital platform gives us half a million titles we can order for you and post to your home address. And the postage is on us. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand whenever you need them: not only are they skilled booksellers, they’re also trained baristas! Take a seat in our beautiful cafe and enjoy a good read and a delicious cup of coffee, from local roastery Extract Coffee.  

Take a look at our new dedicated Facebook page!

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In Our Bookstore Now

Staff Picks


Days Without End

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

After fleeing the horrors of the Irish potato famine, Thomas McNulty escapes to a new life in America, where he meets fellow outcast John Cole. Together the men enlist in the army and fight in the Indian Wars and the Civil War. They are two halves of the same whole: John Cole is Thomas' best friend, his comrade in arms and the love of his life.







The Martian

The Martian by Andy Weir

I loved this book from its first line, charting what happens when Mark Watney gets stranded on Mars. This book defines the word 'page-turner' and more with its tense plot combined beautifully with Watney's humorous narration. Ignore everything you think you know from the film – as always, the book is so much better.







His Bloody Project

His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnett

Written in a unique style, this is the story of Roderick Macrae, who stands accused of a triple murder in the Scottish Highlands in 1869. What drove him to commit such heinous crimes? Split between his memoir written in gaol while he awaits trial and the transcript of the course case, this cleverly crafted book was a genuinely exciting read, surpassing all my expectations!







A God in Ruins

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

I fell in love (as everyone does) with Teddy Todd, a heroic World War 2 bomber pilot. The narrative jumps backwards and forwards through Teddy's timeline, weaving a rich and intricate portrait of one man's life and all of the people he loves and loses along the way. A beautifully told and poignant story which I absolutely loved.







Child 44

Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

Stalinism provides the backdrop for this gripping story. Touching eloquently on the complex moral climate of life in the Soviet Union, whilst delivering this amazing thriller. Based on a real life psychopathic child murderer. Unputdownable, this book will have you hooked!











Picture Books Promotion

Want to share a giggle with your little one? Searching for the perfect bedtime read? Below is a selection of five fantastic kids picture books that are currently part of our Buy One Get One Half Price offer in store.*

The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright

The story of a little mouse who was determined to be noticed. When he sets off on a journey to find his roar, he discovers that even the smallest creature can have the heart of a lion inside.

Poo Bum by Stephanie Blake

There was once a little rabbit who could only say one thing... Poo Bum! Utterly hilarious, this is incredibly popular with our younger customers – I wonder why?

This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassan

A little fish has stolen a hat. He knows it's wrong, but he thinks he'll probably get away with it. Or will he? A funny read for adults and children alike.

Oi Frog! by Kes Gray

Frog doesn’t like how there seems to be a rule for everything. According to Cat, frogs can only sit on logs. Cats sit on mats, gophers sit on sofas, pumas sit on satsumas... A modern classic.


Granddad's Island by Benji Davies

The heart-warming story of a boy and his granddad, by the writer of The Storm Whale. This is a book that shows that the people who are most dear to us are always near to our hearts: however far away they may seem.


*This is an instore offer only and not available via the website.





Upcoming Events

Local Author Reception: Mary Finnigan and Mags MacKean Local Author Reception: Mary Finnigan and Mags MacKean
5th April 2017 6:30pm - 8pm | Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Free Event

As part of our quest to showcase great writers we host a series of Local Author Receptions at Foyles Bristol. For the first session of 2017, we have invited two great local authors who address key themes from social history to self-fulfilment, through their remarkable books. We are delighted to welcome writers, Mary Finnigan and Mags MacKean.

Easter Egg Hunt Bristol Easter Egg Hunt Bristol
8th April 2017 11am - 23rd April 2017 1pm | Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Join the Foyles Egg Hunt this year, by popping instore throughout the Easter Holidays and picking up one of our ‘Search & Find maps’.

Story Time and Doodle Workshop with Jon Burgerman Story Time and Doodle Workshop with Jon Burgerman
8th April 2017 2pm - 3:30pm | Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Get creative with your children this Easter holiday! Join leading doodle artist and children’s author Jon Burgerman for a storytelling session and hands-on workshop.

Foyles Bristol Book Club: The Handmaid's Tale Foyles Bristol Book Club: The Handmaid's Tale
12th April 2017 7pm - 8pm | Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Free Event

Once a month, Foyles Bristol customers and staff get together to discuss a book chosen by its members. This month's book is Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.

Peppa Pig Activity Afternoon with Cupcake Decorating, Crafts & Stories Peppa Pig Activity Afternoon with Cupcake Decorating, Crafts & Stories
13th April 2017 11am - 12 Noon | Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

FULLY BOOKED. To celebrate the book release of Peppa Goes To London, we're hosting a Peppa Pig activity afternoon with cupcake decorating, piggy ear-making and cosy story times.

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