A truly unique shop:
Three shops, two floors
Books, music, cards, cafe

David's Bookshop, Music & Cafe is located in Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3DE
Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3DE

Our opening hours from September 2020

Books & Music: Mon - Sat 9am - 5:30pm  Sun 10am - 5pm

Cafe: Mon - Sat 9am - 4pm  Sun 10am - 4pm (Takeaways served from 8am every day)

Face coverings must be worn inside.

Please hand sanitise on entering the premises & keep at least 1m apart at all times



Bookshop & Events

Established in 1963, David's Bookshop, Music & Cafe is located in Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City.

We stock over 50,000 books on two floors, a wide range of maps and children's books and over 15,000 second-hand and antiquarian books.

If you have good quality books to sell, please contact us by email or telephone before bringing them in.

We host a full programme of author events, both in the shop and at large local venues. Recent visitors have included Cressida Cowell, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Nicholas Crane and Joanne Harris (among many others).

As the World's first Garden City, Letchworth is a particularly attractive town, with much to offer visitors. We stock a wide range of books (both new and secondhand) on the area’s past and present.

David's Bookshop hosts a Poet-in-Residence, John Gohorry. See more here

CURRENT HOURS (From Sept 2020):

Books & Music: Monday - Sat 9am - 5:30pm  Sun 10am - 5pm

Cafe: Mon - Sat 9am - 4pm  Sun 10am - 4pm (takeaway from 8am every day)


David's Bookshop 01462 684631

School Orders 01462 475924


Music Shop


If music is your passion - check out the enormous range of CDs, DVDs and vinyl in David's Music. All the latest hits and albums are stocked as is a comprehensive range of sheet music and 12" vinyl.

We hold a massive stock of second-hand CDs, DVDs and vinyl, with listen-before-you-buy facilities for CDs. Good quality material is bought at fair prices.

Record Store Day 2020

In 2020, the world is a different place. And for that reason, Record Store Day has had to adapt to fit into this different place.

Record Store Day will unfortunately no longer be taking place on June 20th.

Instead, the titles on the RSD 2020 official list will be available from independent record shops on one of the three following RSD “Drop” Dates: Saturday 29th August, Saturday 26th September and Saturday 24th October.

A new version of “The List” with assigned release dates will be launched on 1st June and updates will be found on recordstoreday.co.uk and the RSD social media accounts.

Record Store Day 2020--originally scheduled for April 18 -was bound to look and feel different from any of the previous twelve. Prior events have been as much about the gatherings, parties, concerts and “group hang” element of a celebration as the financial bonus for the record shops.

However, in this unprecedented situation, the focus of these three RSD Drop dates is on supporting the stores, as well as the artists, labels, distribution and every other business behind the scenes making record stores work. 

Record Store Day organizers have looked at numerous possible dates and various ways to re-work an event that takes place at thousands of record stores around the world, taking into consideration the varying circumstances and situations they and their customers might find themselves in at any point this year.

This current RSD 2020 plan to spread the spotlight and the support over three months, was made with as much available information as possible, and gives the largest number of stores a chance to participate globally in the strangest Record Store Day ever. RSD will be using the guidance of government and scientific experts to ensure these RSD Drop dates are as socially responsible and safe for all involved as possible. Don't necessarily expect all the normal in-store celebrations and events as these changes have been made to allow customers to get the RSD product safely in a socially distanced world. Our RSD online rules will be adapted in due course in line with retail developments.

Fingers crossed for the return of the biggest party of the year on the third Saturday of April 2021. RSD Black Friday is still being planned and is scheduled to take place on November 27 

We are aware that this is an ever-changing situation that brings new challenges every day. Please check www.recordstoreday.co.uk for updates. 

Cafe, Cards & Gifts

David's Cafe serves great coffee, Birchall tea and gorgeous homemade cake and light lunches prepared on the premises daily.

We stock an extensive range of greeting cards from many sources, as well as high quality notebooks (including Moleskine), notelets, wrapping paper, beautiful globes and many other gifts.

Our selection of board and role playing games is growing all the time. Old favourites are complemented by the latest in gaming, at competitive prices. A small selection is available here.

Monday - Saturday 9am - 4pm  Sun 10am - 4pm (takeaway from 8am)