Guide to Our Stock

Single Edition Playtexts, Sonnets, and Poems

We offer a range of scholarly single editions, including The New Cambridge Shakespeare, The Arden Shakespeare Third Series, The Oxford Shakespeare, The Penguin Shakespeare, and The RSC Shakespeare.  We are pleased to offer both of the Oxford and Cambridge School Shakespeare series which are geared toward younger students, as well as a selection of York Notes and Cambridge Student Guides.  The more popular plays also appear in the Yale Annotated Shakespeare and the Collins Classics series.

Complete Works 

We carry all the major editions of the Complete Works: The Oxford Complete Works, The Arden Shakespeare, The Riverside Shakespeare, The RSC Shakespeare, The Norton Shakespeare, and The Collins Alexander Text. For a guide to choosing a Complete Works, see our Resources page.


The past ten years has seen a surge in biographies of Shakespeare. Whether you are looking for a cradle-to-grave biography of Shakespeare like Peter Ackroyd's or Jonathan Bate's, or if you would prefer a microbiography like James Shapiro's 1599 or Charles Nicholl's The Lodger, we are proud to stock them all. Buy biographies online.

Critical Studies

From Textual Studies to Performance Criticism, from Greenblatt to Bate, we keep up-to-date with the most academic of books on Shakespeare. If you are looking for some more advanced critical reading, we are the bookshop for you.

Shakespeare for Children 

A unique feature, the Children's section is one of the most popular sections of the shop.  We carry books about Shakespeare's life and times, and retellings of Shakespeare's plays for children of all ages. For older readers we also stock Manga Shakespeare, and other graphic novel versions of the plays. Buy children's books online.

Shakespeare in the Classroom

For all of you teachers out there, we stock the most essential and up-to-date guides on how to teach Shakespeare to children, including the RSC Handbook, James Stredder's The North Face of Shakespeare and Rex Gibson's Teaching Shakespeare. Buy teaching books online

DVDs & CDs 

Video anthologies and single DVDs of nearly all of Shakespeare's plays, as well as audio versions, are an added feature of our bookshop.

Shakespeare's Contemporaries

It is impossible to fully understand Shakespeare without studying those dramatists with whom he worked and had a pint inside the Mermaid Tavern!  We offer a range of New Mermaid, Arden Early Modern Drama, and Revels plays of Marlowe, Middleton, Massinger, and Jonson; Fletcher, Lyly, Webster, and Marston.  And no shelf is complete without The Oxford Complete Works of Thomas Middleton.

First Folio Cards

We are the only shop to stock the entire range of Louisa Hare's hand-printed First Folio Cards. Learn more about Louisa's printing in our blog entry here.