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About Brown Paper Bookshelf

Discover for yourself these precious pre-loved books.

Started in 2020 and based in Bristol, we provide beautifully gifted wrapped books. Each book is vetted and checked to make sure they are either the first in a series, from a wider series that doesn’t need to be read in order, or are stand-alone works of fiction, and each book comes with a bookmark because we are always misplacing ours and nobody ever suffered for having too many.

Countless stories are destined to languish in the musty corner at the back of the highest shelf, or they were simply never picked up in the first place. We take these gems and polish them up, and let you decide from a variety of genres which blind date with a book you would like to go on next!

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  • "The books arrived so beautifully wrapped, with such attention to detail. "
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    Amelia F

  • "Not only is the packaging gorgeous, but the seller chose the perfect book. "
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    Jasmine S

  • "These are so cute! The packaging is beautiful and every detail is thought through! I’ve told all of my friends about this as it’s such a good idea for secret Santa !"
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    Izabela N


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Returns Address

117 Gatcombe Road, Bristol, BS13 9RQ, GB

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