About us

Hunting Raven Books is in picturesque Cheap Street in the medieval heart of Frome. Established over twenty five years ago this independent bookshop continues to flourish under the current enthusiastic ownership of John and Caroline Birkett-Smith. Having recently doubled the premises, there are now more than 15,000 books in stock;  half a million other titles are available to order overnight.



For many years, Hunting Raven has been supplying the people of Frome and the surrounding areas with a personally selected range of fiction and non-fiction titles, bestsellers, travel books, maps, classical and jazz CDs, books of local interest, greetings cards, art stationery and book related gifts.  Strong links have been built with local schools. Owners John and Caroline said “We have a loyal customer base here in Frome; people come to us from miles around, and we are always looking for ways in which to develop. We have been told that one of the real joys of this bookshop is in its amazing selection of children’s books, so we were very excited at the chance to expand our premises and give the children’s section more prominence with its own window! ”

The staff will go to great lengths to source titles and give an individual service that larger rivals and internet providers cannot equal.  A free ordering service offers overnight delivery, for collection from the shop.

MONDAY - SATURDAY:  9:30am to 5:30pm

We have daily book deliveries and are always happy to give our used
cardboard boxes and packaging away!  Phone us or drop in if you need any.