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Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights

Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights is a perfect example of the treasures that are abound away from Bath’s main shopping streets. Once inside, all thoughts of rejoining the bustle melt away as you browse the lovingly hand-picked selection of books on offer. Whilst books reign supreme in this labyrinthine ode to the printed page, it is the customers who most definitely feel like royalty. A quick probe into your literary loves will give the Mr B’s team of dedicated book aficionados all they need to find you the perfect, undiscovered gem. Mr B’s is also proof of the ingenuity of independent business. Book Subscriptions and Reading Spas are amongst the gifts on offer in a shop with a book tree, and a claw-foot bath book display. Fun and humour run through everything here alongside a very serious passion for books.
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“Mr B's is a beautiful, energetic and innovative bookshop. It's a bright labyrinthine space where book-related chatter and advice seems ever-present and you never know what you might encounter next”

Nic Bottomley




Bath is a city steeped in history, and its beautiful sandstone buildings exude grandeur reminiscent of its regal past. Take a walk along the Royal Crescent, a tour of the Roman Baths or a trip to the Abbey and you quickly understand why this city is one of the most the photographed, and visited, in England. However, don’t be fooled into thinking the high street and its famous attractions are all Bath has to offer. For take a trip down any of the cobbled side streets and you’ll be lead to the beating heart of the city, the local businesses and their owners. From Walcot Street in the north to Queen’s Square in the West and Henrietta Road in the east, Bath residents are fierce in their support for independent businesses. And with good reason, for this city is packed with them. From fine dining, to boutique stays and contemporary cafes, take a look through our independent listings and uncover the real beauty of Bath.
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