Proudly Independent & Family Run

Owned & warmly run by the same family for 50 years, Spencer Thorn is a beloved independent bookshop by the sea in Bude, Cornwall. Stocking glorious gifts for friends and family, beautiful greetings cards for every occasion, traditional toys for children, bountiful books and much more.

We are proud to be stockists of fantastic brands such as Jellycat, Djeco, Wrendale Designs, Caroline Gardner, Estella Bartlett, Joma Jewellery and Katie Loxton, as well as lovely unique items by local makers. You’ll be sure to find something for everyone!


Our Instagram is our favourite place, it’s where we share all our favourite products, show you what our brilliant team have been up to, and connect with you, our lovely customers. Follow us and use #STLoves to share your favourite buys and for the chance to be featured.