Your Online Secondhand Bookstall

Bookish Cambridge is a physical and online secondhand bookstall based at Cambridge market. We are small and independent and can therefore react quickly to customer requirements. Bookish offers a free click and collect service to the market. We also offer contact-free book delivery to your doorstep within Cambridge city and p&p delivery elsewhere.

The vast majority of our books are priced at just £2.50 each (a small number of vintage books are individually priced).

We continue to offer free delivery to those who are still shielding. Click HERE for more etails.

Continue reading below for a description of what we offer or head straight to the shop by clicking the link below.



Pile of fiction paperbacks at online secondhand bookstall

We have tried to split the fiction into categories as much as possible in order to reduce the mass to browse through. There are therefore categories such as Pre 1920 Literature, Sci-fi & Fantasy or Crime and everything else comes under General Fiction.


Bag of non-fiction paperbacks at online secondhand bookstall

Non-fiction books are not yet fully categorised as regards subject matter as they currently represent a smaller proportion of our inventory. The Non-fiction category includes all non-fiction vintage Penguins and Pelicans.

Vintage Paperbacks

Vintage Penguin book covers at online secondhand bookstall

There is a specific category for vintage Penguin and Pelicans. However you can also find these books in the appropriate parent category (Fiction or Non-Fiction). Some of the vintage books are individually priced.

Postal Delivery

Where possible, orders are delivered/posted within 24 hours of your order.

For locations outside Cambridge city, we deliver by post at the standard small parcel rate of £2.95. However should your postal order exceed size/weight for a small parcel, we will contact your for a top-up charge before delivery. See Checkout page for more details.

Cambridge City Deliveries

We have returned to Cambridge Market and are currently there on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Having offered free delivery within Cambridge city during lockdown, we have recently introduced a fixed charge of just £1, regardless of how big your order is!

Free delivery will still be available to those who are shielding in Cambridge city.

Payment can be made online and delivery is contact free.

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Get in Touch

Contact us if you have any queries or questions about specific items.

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