Welcome to The Word, a cosy, buzzing independent bookshop in New Cross, SE14.

We operate an order-&-collect service (sorry, we don’t offer postage).

Don’t worry if it’s showing as out of stock, we’ll order it in for you.

If you want a delivery service, and a wider selection of books, please visit our Bookshop.org profile HERE. To support us through Bookshop.org, please look for books in the search field on our profile page (you’ll stay on our profile throughout your visit) – this way we get more income from your transaction.

Please note – we don’t deal with the transactions or dispatch of any books – this is all handled by Bookshop.org.

And, if there’s anything you want that you can’t find, please call 020 8355 9378

We’re open

Monday>Friday: 10am>6pm

Saturday: 10am>5pm

Sunday: 12pm>5pm

We are also now accepting orders through our online shop – for click-and-collect only.

We’re also offering a (free!) local delivery service for those that need it – please call on 020 8355 9378 or email info@wordbookshop.co.uk.

Check out the fantastic books we have in stock at www.wordbookshop.co.uk/shop for our click-and-collect service.


– stock is limited, so please call to reserve on 020 8355 9378

New Titles

We can also order books in that we don’t have in stock – please call on 020 8355 9378 or email info@wordbookshop.co.uk