Bookwise Nottingham

29 Nov 2020

NEWS Opening times in Christmas week and between Christmas and New Year

Monday 21 Dec 12.30-4.00pm

Tues 22 and Weds 23 10.30am- 4.00pm

Thurs 24 Dec 10.30am-2.00pm

Fri 25, Sat 26, Sun 27, Mon 28 CLOSED

Tues 29 and Weds 30 10.30am-4.00pm

Thurs 31 Dec 10.30am-2.00pm

Fri 1 January 2021 CLOSED

Sat 2 January 19.30am-4.00pm

Our premises are covid-secure and the number of customers in the shop at any one time is limited, so occasionally it may be necessary to queue outside. We greatly appreciate your co-operation with this and other safeguards we are operating in the shop.

December is always a wonderful time at Bookwise. We have many special ‘As New’ books in almost every subject area, and some beautifully illustrated Foilio Society books and vintage/antique volumes. They all make fabulous Christmas presents, at very favourable prices. During lockdown we have replenished stocks of our more everyday books too, so you can also snap up a few bargains to provide your own perfect reading for the Christmas/New Year break.

02 Apr 2020

Sort out your books for us

Dear Bookwise Customers

We are very sad that our lovely shop is closed, like almost everything else, because of the corvid-19 regulations.  Thank you so much – donors and customers – who have helped to make Bookwise Goose Gate such a resource for so many people, a great fund-raiser for Music for Everyone (every penny goes to them) and such a pleasure to volunteer in.

We can hardly wait for the day when all this will be over, we take down the shutters and welcome you all back through the door once more!

While you are stuck at home, perhaps you will sort through your bookshelves and pick out a few great books that you feel able to donate to us.  Please keep them on one side.  Books on any subject – and sheet music or CDs – in good condition are welcome, but we have a big demand for paperbacks in these categories:

contemporary fiction   literary classics   Shakespeare plays   poetry

local interest   philosophy   history   archaeology   art history   fine art   sport

Greek and Roman classics in translation   photography   psychology   popular science


Keep well everyone, keep reading!

All best wishes, Your Bookwise Team


14 Nov 2018

Notts TV features Bookwise

November is National Novel Writing Month.  Bookwise in Goose Gate featured as the filming location for a Notts TV package promoting it.  Three interviewees appeared on the Ey Up Notts magazine programme but of course we like to think that the bookshop backdrop was the star of the show!  Watch the package by clicking here – second item, about 7 minutes in.

Delighted, through this event, to have met Matt Turpin from Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature and to have started to link Bookwise into our city’s great project.


11 Nov 2018

Bookwise cameo appearance in new film

Bookwise Goose Gate was delighted to host the film crew of Adrift in Soho a while back, for a couple of scenes demanding a ‘retro’ bookshop setting.  Lots more Nottingham locations feature in this acclaimed independent film of the 1961 cult novel  by Colin Wilson.  Free viewing at 12 noon on 19 November at the Broadway Cinema – make sure you book ahead – asap.  Since the filming, Bookwise has grown bigger and even better of course – come and see.

10 Goose Gate, Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1FF

Small on the outside, big on the inside!

High quality stock at bargain prices attractively displayed.   Special collections a regular feature.  Impressive stock of secondhand sheet music.

Please click on ‘View larger map’ below to read our 5-star reviews!

Nearby attractions:

  • Cultural Quarter
  • Broadway Cinema
  • National Video Arcade
  • Lace Market
  • Independent restaurants and coffee shops

Join us on Twitter! @BookwiseNottm