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The Speaking Tree Bookshop, Glastonbury

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What is The Speaking Tree?

The Speaking Tree started out as a little canvas-covered stall in the alleyway of "The Glastonbury Experience" (a kind of alternative shopping mall in Glastonbury), where Gareth Mills sold secondhand books. The stall grew into Courtyard Books , a secondhand bookshop just paces from the stall. Then Gareth took on No. 5 High Street, selling new books, and called the shop 'The Speaking Tree'.

We have continued to develop quickly supplying shops and individuals throughout the country and planet and appearing at various UK festivals and MBS weekends. We have two shops and a warehouse based in Glastonbury. We wholesale globally and welcome trade enquiries and visitors to our warehouse (by appointment).

At the Speaking Tree we do our best to be environmentally responsible - reusing then recycling all our paper, employing local craftspeople to fit out our shops with natural materials, buying fairtrade and eco-friendly products, and using Ecotricity to supply our electricity.

Shop opening: Mon-Fri 9.30-5.30 Sat-Sun 10-6

Warehouse: Mon-Thurs 9-6

Office: Mon-Fri 9-5
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  • Great selection of Esoteric books and tarot cards at reasonable prices. Have visited them many times, never failed to buy something.  more »
  • What a find. Thousands of amazing, interesting, cheap new books. Esoterica, nature, food writing, politics, special interests - bring a wheelbarrow. I grabbed about 15 books in the small window of...  more »
  • Been in the shop and ordered with them through Amazon, great service and the free bookmarks are a nice touch. Huge range of book n just about every aspect of spirituality could spend a day browsing.
  • They have pretty much every angle you can think of covered here and the other shop over the road, and they dont get snippy if you are just browsing

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