OUR RECOMMENDATIONS / Penzance independent shops

Continuing our series of posts recommending other galleries to visit, places to go, and things to do in Penzance and Newlyn.

Penzance has a wealth of independent shops, and for this post Abbey Rumbellow, one of our volunteers, chooses her favourites, for leisurely browsing and shopping after your visit to The Exchange.



Barton Books is an independent bookshop located at the top of Causewayhead, Penzance. It stocks a variety of books, ranging from landscape, art, nature, and place; it also has a wide selection of secondhand books that change intermittently – these are often art oriented (it’s always worth checking out what treasure might be in store!)

Open Tue – Fri,10:00-16:00 & Sat, 10:00-15:00

45 Causewayhead, Penzance, TR18 2SS
(At the very top of Causewayhead, on the right-hand side – Opposite Hweg)

Follow @barton_books on Instagram



The Edge of The World Bookshop is another independent, quirky bookshop sitauted on the main street of Market Jew Street.  It stocks an extensive collection of genres, including classical novels, poetry, art, fiction, and anything in between. You’re bound to find something that catches your eye and if not, they can order in books in a timely manner.

Open Mon – Sat, 10:00-17:30 & Sun, 10:00-16:00

25-26 Market Jew Street, Penzance, TR18 2HR
(Halfway up, on the right-hand side.)

Follow @edgeoftheworldbookshop on Instagram



A recent addition to Penzance, Seven Stones is an independent shop that primarily stocks clothing made by local artisans, as well as a range of homewares, such as luxurious scented candles. It also has a selection of contemporary photographic books, including titles by Steve McCurry and various urban series. With a coffee machine inside too, it’s always worth a browse or simply to pop in for quality coffee.

Open Mon – Sat, 10:00-17:00

54-55 Causewayhead, Penzance, TR18 2SS
(Halfway up Causewayhead, on the right-hand side next to the Lighthouse Gallery)

Follow @sevenstonesstore on Instagram


We hope you enjoy this month’s selection. Let us know if you visit, or tell us the places you enjoy visiting in Newlyn and Penzance






  • Barton Books (image from Barton Books instagram)

  • Edge of the World bookshop (image from Edge of the World instagram)

  • Seven Stones (Image from Seven Stones instagram)