7-10 McCoys Arcade, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3AN

Tel: 01392 757910

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A new(ish) independent bookshop for Exeter. Bookbag stock a select range of fiction and non-fiction, art and nature, zines, children and teen books. They celebrate local-global stories, plus expect book and music pairings, and a mix of events.

Since opening in late 2020, Bookbag have become a much loved addition to the Exeter community. They've programmed events including author talks, book launches, open mic poetry, kids workshops, and a festival. They've curated booklists and pop-up shops for Exeter College,  an Exeter theatre and museum, LGBTQ+ community events, and Africa Writes - Exeter. 

Bookbag can order any book for collection from the bookshop, or for delivery. They offer a subscription service, gift vouchers, friendly recommendations and armchairs for in-store book browsing!

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Road Directions

McCoys Arcade is towards the bottom of Fore Street, in Exeter's indie quarter. A 5 minute walk from the centre of town.

Public Transport Directions

10 minutes walk from Exeter Central Station, or St Thomas's Station. Take any bus into the centre, and we're a 5 minute walk away.



  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Facilities for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • Off site parking

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

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