Address: Bisley Street, Painswick
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Contact: Telephone 01452 814213
If you want your book browsing day to be doubly romantic, you might want to go to Gloucestershire, England. By Bisley Street in Painswick, you will find a quaint little bookshop.
There are lots of quaint little bookshops in towns and even in the midst of city blocks. However, Little Fleece Bookshop was actually built in the 17th century as a Cotswold style house. It is made up of warm-coloured limestone. The building in which the bookshop was housed used to be a section of an inn. Today, it serves as a private home and a bookstore.
The bookstore is a property of the National Trust, which is a non-profit organization that is always on the lookout for buildings, houses and other scenic places that deserved to be preserved due to their historic value or natural beauty.
While Little Fleece Bookshop is owned by the National Trust, it is currently being leased. It had also undergone a remodelling during the 1930s. So, it was altered to the Arts and Crafts style. Today, it remains an excellent example of what Arts and Crafts style should look like.
Little Fleece Bookshop is a lovely place to visit. On a whole, however, Painswick should be able to offer several scenic and idyllic spots that you may expect from a beautiful countryside.
You may not experience quite the same awe that you may feel when viewing other National Trust properties but you at least get that feeling of intimacy. Somehow, you have become close to a centuries-ago time that should be a lot different from what you know now.
Natural Trust advises would-be visitors to contact the tenants who are managing the property as of the moment. You might want to stop by and look for a book while also enjoying the immersion. Note that the Little Fleece Bookshop is more than just any quaint bookshop. Quaint bookshops come with rare finds that you will adore. In comparison, the Little Fleece Bookshop in itself is a find.
Visit the bookshop and the street where it is found with your whole family. Explore the surroundings to look for more clues about what life was like during the 17th century. Check out the books that are available. Are there books that go back several centuries? Are there books that you would like to recommend at all or is the place enough for you to study and explore?