Top 5 Student-Friendly Bookshops in Sheffield 

Ayantika Pattanayak

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Bookshops in Sheffield 

Sheffield is a city of dreams, famous for its art scenes and renowned book shops. Sheffield’s bookshops are full of creativity, information, and knowledge. You’ve come to the right spot if you’re a student at Sheffield University or any other university in Sheffield and you want to spend your free time discovering the world of books. We have discussed Sheffield’s top bookshops in this blog post. Now let’s begin. 

Check out the bookshops and their Google Ratings

BookshopsGoogle Ratings
The Porter Bookshop4.6/5
Oxfam, West Street4.5/5
Books on the Park5/5
The Last Chapter4.7/5
The Waterstones 4.6/5

1. The Porter Bookshop

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The Porter Bookshop is the ultimate bookshop for any book lover. Here you can find every genre of book Whether you are finding comedy, horror, fiction, or non-fiction. Here you can find your academic books too. A 30-minute drive from Sheffield University, this bookshop is a great place to relax after classes and grab a coffee. There are restaurants, pubs, and cafes like 

The Lescar and Zaap Thai Street Food Sheffield are nearby. The staff are polite and help you with each pick of yours. You should visit the Porter Bookshop once you are in Sheffield.

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday10 am–5 pm
Sunday, MondayClosed

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If you’re considering visiting Sheffield you should also look at this blog. 5 Weekend Getaway from Sheffield to Escape from Monotonous Schedule

2. Oxfam, West Street

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Oxfam, West Street is located at 276 Glossop Rd, Broomhall, Sheffield S10 2HS, United Kingdom. One of Sheffield’s best-known used bookstores is Oxfam. A large collection of old, out-of-print, and used books from all around the world are available at this bookstore. Oxfam offers more than 10,000 excellent books covering a wide range of topics and genres, such as general fiction, crime fiction, collectable children’s art, and much more. If you are ever in Sheffield, make sure to check out this bookstore.

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday9:00 am–5:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am–4:00 pm

How To Reach

3. Books on the Park

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Located at 749 Ecclesall Rd, Sheffield S11 8TG, United Kingdom, it is one of Sheffield’s well-known bookstores. This bookstore offers a wide selection of books as well as gifts and CDs. When a customer comes to Bookshop, the staff helps them find their favorite book. The couch in the middle of this bookstore is super comfortable for reading. It is one of the best bookstores in Sheffield without any doubt.

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday9:30 am–5:30 pm

How To Reach

4. The Last Chapter

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This bookstore is located at 7 Rustlings Rd, Sheffield S11 7AA, United Kingdom. You should visit this bookshop when you return from college, as it’s peaceful and relaxing. Also, if you’re looking for second-hand books, this is the best place. You can find academic and mainstream books here. They have staff that are knowledgeable and will help you with every book. During the day, you can sit and read with some coffee in the sitting area. There welcoming atmosphere you will love. Surely, a must-visit bookstore for students.

Opening Hours

Wednesday to Saturday10:30 am–5:00 pm
Sunday to TuesdayClosed

How To Reach

Also, check out this blog, if you are planning to study in Sheffield, Top 5 Places to Visit in Sheffield

5. The Waterstones 

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You can find many big bookshelves as you enter here. The Waterstones is the one location where you may get just what you’re looking for. This amazing store is home to those who enjoy reading romance, horror, and storytelling. You can find this bookstore at many locations throughout the city, with coffee shops in many of them. So you can enjoy your favourite books with a cold cup of coffee while you browse through them.

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday9:00 am–6:00 pm
Sunday10:30 am–4:30 pm

How To Reach


Which is the most popular bookshop in Sheffield?

The Waterstones is the most popular bookstore in Sheffield.

What is the Sheffield’s famous used bookstores?

Sheffield’s famous used bookstore is Oxfam.

Are there any evening programs hosted at Books on the Park?

There are sometimes evening book events held at the store. You can book tickets through their official website.

You will find every kind of book in these bookshops, so don’t miss out on enjoying them on your next weekend.

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