Stroudie Central Bookshop


The Stroudie Central bookshop has a number of books related to Stroud and its five valleys. I receive a small (really small) sales commission on any sales.

This in turn helps me support the local coffee shops.

Book prices are as of May 2024. Hardback, paperback and Kindle copies are different prices. The Buy Now button takes you to the appropriate Amazon page.

The Gloucestershire Woollen Mills by Jennifer Tann

An old book but it has lots of information on all the local mills.

Gloucestershire Wollen Mills book
£14.13 – Used prices are probably less.
Gloucestershire wollen mills book

Wool and Water – Jennifer Tann

I have a copy of this and it has everything you need to know about the old mills in the area and how the cloth industry operated. Recommended reading.

gloucestershire woollen industry and its mills

Some Drama..

Slaughter in the Sapperton Tunnel – The bestselling Victorian mystery series (Railway Detective): 18

slaughter in the sapperton tunnel book
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Artisan Stroud – Clare Honeyfield

Artisan Stroud Book

Stroud (illustrated) – Rupert Russell

Stroud i book

Stroud Short Stories

57 stories by the cream of local authors.

Stroud Short Stories

Dulcima – Film on DVD / Blu-ray

Filmed around Minchinhampton, Avening and Tetbury with John Mills and Carol White. A great film set in the Stroud countryside.

Film called Dulcima

Stroud and the Five Valleys From Old Photographs

Stroud and the Five Valleys From Old Photographs book

James Smart of Chalford: Working Life on the Cotswolds Canals and Linked Waterways

James Smart of Chalford book

Stroud Valleys in the Great War

The Stroud Valleys in the Great War

Labour and the Poor Volume V: The Manufacturing Districts (5) (The Morning Chronicle’s Labour and the Poor)

Nothing to do with Stroud, but it looks like an interesting social insight into early manufacturing.

Labour and the Poor book

Nailsworth and the Stroud Branch

This is a really good book about the Nailsworth to Stroud branch line. The books old and probably out of print but used copies are still available. The books full of interesting information and photos you won’t find anywhere else.

Nailsworth and the Stroud Branch book
£9.98 (used)

Gloucester and Sharpness Canal – An Illustrated History

A good book, I have a copy. It’s full of information about the building of the Sharpness canal that connects the port at Sharpness to Gloucester docks.

Gloucester and Sharpness Canal Book

The Gloucester & Sharpness Canal Through Time

The Gloucester & Sharpness Canal Through Time

Tricorn House is often in the news so here are some books on Brutalist Architecture as it sort of falls into that type of building

Brutalist London

Brutal London Book

If you’re exploring the area some useful maps.

Stroud Tetbury and Malmesbury OS Map – 168

Stroud OS map 168
£17.95 (cheaper used)

Gloucester Cheltenham and Stroud OS Map – 179

Stroud OS map 179