The Titfield Thunderbolt Bookshop

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I am away on holiday from Saturday 22nd July to 29th July and have been unable to arrange cover for the shop on the first day that I am away, the shop will therefore be closed on Saturday 22nd July. The shop will thereafter be open as normal while I am away, although there may be a delay in sending out mail orders over this period and for the first few days of the following week.

Shop redesign

The sofa has moved back into the window and the whole right hand side of the shop, as you enter, has been extensively rearranged to provide both better shelving and more display for new books. There is now more floorspace in the shop which is easier to move around. Here's a shot of it under construction, before the final display section was built.

Wild Swan

I have migrated the Wild Swan Publishing pages to their own website the address of which is

Wild Swan books remain available to purchase through this website but I intend to make announcements and add richer content about Wild Swan books themselves and the publishing side of the business to the "new" site rather than here.

That said: "Memories of West Country Railway Journeys" 120pp 14.95 from Peter Barnfield is now available and the next new "surprise" book will be "The Wantage Tramway" by Nicholas De Courtais, currently somewhat delayed and due to be in stock about the 3rd August, 96pp 18.95. LNWR Wagons Volume 3 is moving closer to completion and there will also be another new title from Peter Barnfield this summer which I think is going to prove very popular, featuring poetry as it does.....


The shop is situated on the east side of Bath 1 mile from the Guildhall. Bus No. 7 from Bath Bus Station, also calling at the centre (Post Office) will bring you straight here. Free on street parking is also available around Larkhall. Or a pleasant walk along the Kennet and Avon Canal from Bath Spa Station. From the rear of the station cross over the Halfpenny Bridge and turn left, then walk along on to the canal towpath and head out to Grosvenor Bridge from where you cross the A4 to reach Larkhall.

Site last updated Thursday 20th July latest additions to stock added, new reviews, unavailable titles removed, search re-loaded.

Database generated pages on the site are now mobile phone friendly thanks to the efforts of techical whizz George Mumford.

The Titfield Thunderbolt
3A Upper Lambridge Street, Larkhall, Bath, BA1 6RY

Tel. 01225 462332

The shop is open as follows:
Sunday Monday and Tuesday Closed
Wednesday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.30pm
If you are travelling a distance to the shop and can only make a Tuesday or Monday then please contact me and I will endeavour to open the shop by appointment to suit you.

If you cannot find something that you are after, or experience any problems, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. Although this is the World Wide Web and you may be reading this on the other side of the world, the organisation here consists of human beings with an interest and enthusiasm for the books we stock and we are always delighted to hear from our customers via phone, email or in person.

Simon Castens

Bookshop What's New Wild Swan Peter Barnfield Millstream Booksearch