About Us

The Classics Bookshop was opened in 1975 by Anne and Philip Powell-Jones in Hay-on-Wye.

In 1982 the bookshop moved to Oxford, where their premises, initially on the High Street and subsequently in Turl Street, will still be remembered by many. After 20 years in Oxford they moved the business to Burford, dealing solely through their website and by mail order.

On Anne’s retirement at the end of 2015 the business was acquired by Martyn Shorrock, who will continue trading through the website and by mail order from premises based in Cleobury Mortimer in South Shropshire. Visitors to the area are welcome to come and browse in the Book Room, which is situated in the centre of the village, although this will require prior arrangement as opening hours are not fixed.

We specialise exclusively in Latin and Greek Classics and the Ancient Classical World in all its aspects.

Any queries or requests are always welcome, and we will do our best to help.

N.B. Please note that the new e-mail address for the Bookshop is info@classicsbookshop.co.uk