David's Bookshop & David's Music
Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3DE
Books: 01462 684631 / Music: 01462 475900

Letchworth Books

Established in 1963, David's Bookshop is located in Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, only a few minutes’ walk from the railway station in the heart of Letchworth Town Centre. There is ample parking nearby.

At the combined Book & Music shop we are confident that you will find the most comprehensive range for many miles. We stock over 50,000 books on two floors, and a wide range of of maps, including every OS Explorer and Landranger. 

David's vouchers, in £1, £5, £10 and £20 denominations are availble - we can post them to you (free postage). Now open - coffee, tea and homemade cake shop! We can supply any book in print and there are always many titles on special offer. The children's book section appeals to all ages and reading levels.

The secondhand book department covers two floors. Books are very competitively priced, from cheap paperbacks to antiquarian and collectors' volumes. We buy books - please contact us first as some categories are too plentiful! Local history (Herts and Beds) is always wanted. (Please note that books left for assessment will be disposed of if uncollected after 4 weeks).

Our Next Event

Award Winning and Bestselling Author, Tom Holland Talks About and Signs his Book, Dynasty, The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar

Tuesday 13 October 2015
7:30 pm

‘This is an important work based on respected scholarship. It takes courage and intellect to confront such complexity and sensitivity. Written with flamboyant elegance and energetic intensity, Holland delivers a brilliant tour de force of revisionist scholarship. The book is unputdownable’

-The Times


When people think of imperial Rome, it is the city of the first Caesars that is more likely to come into their minds. There is no other period of ancient history that can compare for sheer unsettling fascination with its gallery of leading characters, Augustus and his heirs: Tiberius, Caligula, Caligula’s uncle Claudius and finally, the last of the dynasty to rule Augustus’s great-great-grandson Nero. Membership of this imperial family came at great cost. The anecdotes told of the dynasty, holding up as they do a mirror to the deepest prejudices and terrors of those who swapped them, transport us to the heart of the Roman psyche. It is why any study of Augustus’s dynasty can never simply be that, but must also serve as something more: a portrait of the Roman people themselves.

Tom Holland is the award winning and bestselling author of Rubicon (shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and won the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History in 2004), Persian Fire (winner of the Anglo-Hellenic League's Runciman Award), the highly acclaimed Millennium and In the Shadow of the Sword, The Battle for Global Empire and the end of the Ancient World.  He appears regularly on radio, television and in print. In 2012 Tom Holland wrote and presented Islam the Untold Story, a documentary for Channel 4. Tom is in the top 100 PI list of most influential people on Twitter, in London.  Tom Holland is a leading writer on the ancient world.

Tickets are £4, which could be deducted from the cost of the hardback book (£25.00) if purchased on the evening.  Tickets are available from David’s Bookshop, 01462 684631 or from http://tomholland.eventbrite.com.There will be a 95p booking fee if booked online.

Where is David's Bookshop?

David's Bookshops are located in Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, only a few minutesí walk from the railway station in the heart of the Town Centre. There is ample parking nearby.

Looking for a book?

If you are looking for a specific book that you have been unable to find, please contact David's Bookshops and we will try and source it for you.

Contact Information

David's Bookshop

01462 684631

David's Music

01462 475900

School Orders

01462 475924



Opening Times

David's Bookshop

Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

David's Music

Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
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