Thornton’s was established in 1835 by Joseph Thornton, with a cash capital of only £250! By 1870, the bookshop was able to move into the historic premises at No. 11 Broad Street, and in 1913 the shop was expanded to occupy most of No. 12 Broad Street. In 1983 the bookshop was saved from bankruptcy by the Meeuws family. In May 2003 the old bookshop, complete with ghost, moved to other premises on Boars Hill, Oxford, and now trades from Faringdon via mailorder and internet. The Broad Street premises were re-opened as The Buttery, in December 2003, alas without books ...
We are happy to supply both new and secondhand titles to private and academic customers, and can post books worldwide. If a particularly coveted title is out of print and not in stock, we have will of course search to find it for you.
The Old Barn, Walnut Court, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 7JH