The Mr B's physical shop is open with social distancing and other safety measures in place. Do come and visit us when you can and of course you can also still purchase books, vouchers, reading subscriptions and our Surprise Reads from this website. Thanks so much for your support!
Gifts for book lovers
For over ten years now Mr B’s has been coming up with exciting ways that you can gift, or treat yourself, to books.
Check out our award-winning selection of bespoke gifts for book-lovers.
As a recipient of one of our award-winning and bespoke book subscriptions you begin by completing a short consultation so that we can get a feel for your reading tastes. Then one of the Mr B’s team will be appointed as your dedicated bibliotherapist and will hand-pick a book each month, chosen especially to suit you.
Every book arrives through your letterbox beautifully presented in our signature brown paper, string and wax seal. And you also receive a beautiful, limited edition bookmark to make sure you never lose your place!
This has been a brilliant and wonderful present. I have thoroughly enjoyed having you choose the books for me and this has opened my mind up to a new world of authors. The service I have received has been amazing. I would certainly recommend this subscription to anyone and everyone. It was an inspirational present
Mr B's Reading Spas
We are now holding our Reading Spa experiences again, but due to the disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic we have temporarily taken Reading Spas off sale whilst we prioritise ensuring that existing Reading Spa recipients are able to book in and complete their experiences. Needless to say 2020’s lockdown and subsequent social distancing limits have meant that we have had to postpone a great many Reading Spas and even before the pandemic we had a significant waiting list. We are now working hard to rebook all those postponed Reading Spas as soon as possible and to reconfirm other existing bookings. Once that rebooking process has been completed, we will recommence selling Reading Spas.
Until then do consider purchasing one of our bespoke Reading Subscriptions as an alternative gift which can be activated and enjoyed by you our your gift recipient right away.
With a Mr B’s Reading Spa you are invited to our gorgeous shop in Bath for a unique bookish pampering gift in one of our sumptuous bibliotherapy rooms. One of our team of booksellers will learn all about your favourite reads by having an informal chat with you over coffee or tea and some delicious cake, before introducing you to a tower of books especially selected to suit your tastes.
The Reading Spa includes £55 to spend on your favourite recommendations, a Mr B’s mug and cloth bag and a £5 gift card for your next visit.
I cannot recommend Mr B's Reading Spa enough. The whole experience was so personal and carefully thought through. The member of staff I was allocated had been chosen to tune into my reading preferences - she was so friendly, very well informed, skilful at selecting books I may like and pushed my reading boundaries too. I was given it as a present and have already bought it as a present for someone else as I was so impressed
Anon Reading Spa recipient (Tripadvisor)
Mr B's Merchandise
Hooray! Now you can take a little bit of Mr B’s home with you! Our collection of merch is designed with bookshop-lovers in mind. You’ll be the talk of the town in your Mr B’s T-Shirt and the envy of the office with your Mr B’s notebook.
Now we think we can find a great next book for absolutely anyone - avid reader or yet to be converted - but we also know the joy that comes with guilt-free browsing and choosing for yourself.
And that's where a Mr B's Book Voucher comes in handy. Available in any amount and with no expiry date, treat someone to a voucher and they can browse our shelves or quiz us for recommendations to their hearts content.