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Welcome to Courtyard Books - on line.

We are  a small independent book dealer located in a village called Bishops Cleeve, which is near Cheltenham Gloucestershire, in a region called "The Cotswolds." 

Search or browse our inventory of hard to find, out of print, used, and rare books. If you can't find what you like please fill out our search form and we will search our off-line inventory, other bookstores and book search services for you.

Our stock consists of both new and second hand books, with an extensive range of local books.

 We have been selling books both New and Second hand on line for a number of years now and to see our customer (Amazon) feedback click here

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To Order a Book
Pop in and see us upstairs

(give us a ring to make sure we are in)
Phone us on 07935910300
01242 674335
(our original number)
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When it arrives we will call you
and it can be picked up from
Courtyard Books in Tarling's Yard
GL52 8RN


Special Offer !!


New Book just published!

A third volume of this popular local book


Even More
Tales of Old

Previous books


 Tales of
Old Barnwood
now out
of print
 More Tales
Old Barnwood


These Books were made for Walking!

A collection of local (to the Cotswolds) books with a walking theme, so get out and take to the paths.

The Winchcombe Way is a figure-of-eight trail centred on Winchcombe. The way marked trail is designed to show walkers the hidden gems of the northern Cotswolds. The landscape is constantly changing and reveals the charm of the Cotswolds.
 A roughly diamond shaped walk visiting many small villages using quiet footpaths.   Stretches from Northleach in the south to near Chipping Campden in the north, Guiting Power in the west to near Bourton-on-the-Water in the east.
 30 Short Walks in the imaginative and scenic route through rural Gloucestershire,  Follow the route of the North Cotswold Diamond Way which is marked on OS Explorer Map OL45
This 2nd edition of the 2008 version contains updated walks and new walks plus some additional locations of interest.. Walks vary in length, with a guide to how long each walk is. Information on  how to get there and where to park is also included.
A Walk through the History of Gotherington are four separate booklets that provide a series of walks around the village.
The map in each booklet link together to make one complete walk

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