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Overlooked by the cathedral and in the centre of Truro, Waterstones is a truly local bookshop providing a vibrant meeting place and friendly welcome for all visitors to Truro.

The children's department is at the heart of the shop and is quite magical, providing many surprises and is a real voyage of discovery. They run a range of activities and events in the children's department and the very friendly team really enjoy talking about children's books and suggesting titles to read or help with gift suggestions.    

They have many years of experience between us and all of our booksellers are passionate about books and love to recommend books to read and share their enthusiasm for old and new writers. Cornwall boasts a strong array of locally related books and Waterstones are proud to support these and the Cornish community.  The fiction section extends beyond a wide range of general fiction to crime and science fiction and an extensive graphic novels section. The large water sports and surfing section is on the ground floor, where there is a wonderful selection of gifts, games and cards. On the first floor you will find history, biography and travel along with other academic sections.    

They hold a long established monthly reading group, a writing group, a young adult reading group and a craft group as well as many author events.  There are two floors, along with a busy, friendly Café W easily accessed via escalator or lift.

Whether you want to sit and read in one of the many armchairs and sofas, relax with a coffee or simply pop in for the latest bestseller, whatever your needs you can be sure of a warm welcome from all the team in Truro.

Featuring Cafe W upstairs serving local cakes and drinks.

Facilities and Access


11 Boscawen Street



Opening times:

Monday - Saturday: 09.00 - 17.30

Sunday: 10.30 - 16.30