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Local Bookshops

Cartoon Shop

Eastgate Centre, 109 Southernhay, Basildon SS14 1AG, UK – 01268 524901

I love it I go there every week, the people are so nice and welcoming the prices are great and its not to far away for me. I highly recommend going there.

Though the shop is small and rather out of the way, the manager is a nice, knowledgeable guy. Nice shop overall.


29 Town Square, Basildon SS14 1BA, UK – 01268 520367

Post office only had 1 member of staff during lunchtime, but service was quick and professional.

Fully wheelchair accessible friendly and helpful a tad pricey but you get what you pay for eh

The Works

96 Town Square, Basildon SS14 1BX, UK – 01268 520381

Some good discounts on books and stationary, but the selection is quite limited. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Discounted book, art equipment and some overpriced toys. Staff are friendly, but the range of books will dictate how enjoyable your visit is.

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