With the recent launch of the third edition of Independent Cambridge - the definitive guide to ‘real’ Cambridge - Cambridge Network resumes its weekly exploration of the best independent shops, cafés, restaurants, venues and events in Cambridge and the surrounding area. This week: Cambridge University Press Bookshop.
Explore Independent Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Bookshop
Rightly situated in the heart of historical Cambridge at number 1 Trinity Street, is the Cambridge University Press Bookshop.
Books have been sold here since 1581, making it the oldest bookshop site in the country. Uniquely too, the shop sells books published only by the Cambridge University Press; a mind-blowing list of titles that cover the majority of non-fiction subjects.
The ground floor is home to new publications, local interest titles, the best-selling Companions series and literally shelves full of books on humanities and the social sciences. Up to the first floor and a further wealth of knowledge is showcased, with subjects including classics, law, mathematics and science, alongside business and management. Theology can also be found there as well as the famous Cambridge Bibles.
The younger generation and foreign visitors are well-catered for in the Learning Centre, with everything from primary school books to GCSE and ‘A’ level revision. There’s also a dedicated section for teachers and students of English and state of the art computers for trying out the Press’s digital learning products.
It’s not just about books though; with its popular range of gifts and souvenirs, the Bookshop is a wonderful treasure trove of delights just waiting for you and the friendly staff are always on hand to help.
Mon – Sat: 9am-5.30pm
Cambridge University Press Bookshop
1 Trinity Street
Cambridge CB2 1SZ
Discover unique boutiques and boutique hotels mingled with communities of artists and craftspeople. Sample an award-winning restaurant or thriving little café tucked away in a back street – all easy to locate with the 200 page full-colour Independent Cambridge guide.
Handily presented with a map and an index at the beginning of each section, this book is the indispensable key to finding out what’s on offer from the independents of Cambridge. Get your copy from Waterstones, Heffers, many of the independent shops or online at www.independent-cambridge.co.uk
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