• Books

    “You’re mad. Bonkers. Off your head...
    but I’ll tell you a secret...
    all of the best people are.”



As the only independent bookshop in Burford we relish being at the heart of the community and having the opportunity to welcome visitors from all over the world.

We all love books and are more than happy to offer recommendations if you ‘need a good read’!

Book reviews Events



Together with our suppliers Bertram's we can now post books to anywhere in the world (stock permitting)!

We will also gift wrap any book you purchase for a small fee and post it to anywhere in the U.K.

Latest Events


  • Sarah Franklin Event

    Sarah Franklin Event

    shelterMonday September 10th at 7:30 pm
    Burford House Hotel

    Sarah Franklin, author of Shelter will be visiting us to talk about her latest book which has just been released in paperback. Everyone is welcome - just contact us at the bookshop if you have any queries.

  • On Form Sculpture Show

    sculptureMadhatter will be once again opening its pop up bookshop at the summer house at the on form sculpture show Asthall Manor.

    The show starts on Saturday 10th June and finishes on Sunday 8th July and the Madhatters will be open throughout the show. This is theMadhatters third pop up and the entire exhibition seems to grow in more exciting ways each year with art classes, poetry readings and theatre.  Asthall Manor was the Mitford family's home during the 1920's and the present owner, Rosie Pearson, has completely redesigned the beautiful gardens with the help of Isabel Bannerman. 


Latest Book Reviews


Madhatter Bookshop
122 High Street, Burford
OX18 4QJ