Paradox Books, Devonport

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  • This delightful village bookshop is well stocked with beautiful books both fiction and non as well as cards and other gifts. A very knowledgeable and friendly staff make for a great book experience. 
    This delightful village bookshop is well stocked with beautiful books both fiction and non as well as cards and other gifts. A very knowledgeable and friendly staff make for a great book experience.  more »
  • Books with high quality, and an excellent selection for all ages. Unfortunately, some of the books are quite expensive, it would be a better deal to buy some of the books somewhere else. 
    Books with high quality, and an excellent selection for all ages. Unfortunately, some of the books are quite expensive, it would be a better deal to buy some of the books somewhere else.  more »
  • An absolute pleasure to go in to this bookstore. There is a wide selection of literature here. With lovely couch just incase you needed to read a little before you bought. The lady that runs this... 
    An absolute pleasure to go in to this bookstore. There is a wide selection of literature here. With lovely couch just incase you needed to read a little before you bought. The lady that runs this...  more »
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  • Gorgeous cosy shop, staff helpful, friendly, knowledgeable. Dinah was a pleasure to deal with. Highly recommend a visit to this shop. Comfy couch and fireplace in store 😊
  • Great book store. Amazing feel
  • Great local store with a comprehensive range and friendly service.
  • Always a great place to find a gift a book a card something special
  • This is a lovely little bookshop and we have spent much here; the staff are lovely and very helpful. The owner, however, has never struck me this way. Take this afternoon for example. I'm searching for a great etymological reference book for my classroom and I ask the owner if she might have one on her shelf. She checks and there was nothing even close. When I asked if it would be possible to order one in, I was shocked to hear her retort, "Well, can't you just google up the word?" On so many levels was this an unexpected reply! On doing a study in any subject, we offer our students the vocabulary and the origin of the word in order to better understand their subject. I realize my request was not at all what she wants to help me with so I thank her and start to leave, to which she then grudgingly insists on looking up something on her computer only to tell me that I need to do the research because there are 1000s of books, etc, and she can't order one in because of supply chain issues, etc. Obviously, this isn't a problem for Amazon so I walk home contemplating the paradox of ever buying a book at Paradox.

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