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Wellcome Shop

Photograph of people browsing in the Wellcome Collection bookshop.
The Wellcome Shop, Camilla Greenwell. Source: Wellcome Collection. CC BY-NC.

Wellcome Shop is on the ground floor of Wellcome Collection, next to the café.

Crammed with books and gifts around health and wellbeing, it’s a great place to find something to stretch your mind. We cover everything from Alice in Wonderland and architecture to witchcraft and the occult.  

As well as the books we publish ourselves, we have fiction and non-fiction, books for academics, books for children, books about anatomy and books about decluttering.

We also have plenty of choice if you’re looking for a quirky gift. There are bags, hourglasses, china, mugs, jewellery and calendars. Science kits for kids and board games for adults.

We also have more offbeat stuff – such as sweets made out of impacted earwax (OK, it’s fudge).

If you can’t make it into the shop, have a look at our selection of gifts and books online at Wellcome Shop at Blackwell’s.

Opening hours

  • Monday 09:00—18:00
  • Tuesday 09:00—18:00
  • Wednesday 09:00—18:00
  • Thursday 09:00—21:00
  • Friday 09:00—18:00
  • Saturday 10:00—18:00
  • Sunday 10:00—18:00

Bank holiday hours

  • Saturday 25 May 10:00—18:00
  • Sunday 26 May 10:00—18:00
  • Monday 27 May 10:00—18:00