Welcome to P&G Wells Booksellers and Stationers

Selling books from College Street in Kingsgate Village, to the south of Winchester Cathedral, since 1729.

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Doing Time – 175 Years of Winchester Prison


Various Locations in Hampshire

Opening Times

9:00 – 17:30 Monday to Saturday

11:00 – 16:00 Sundays and Bank Holidays

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Browse our shop for a selection of books you can purchase on-line for collection, local delivery or by post.
For direct-to-door delivery, please order through Bookshop.org

Local Authors

  • Winchester Actually


    Winchester Actually

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  • Vanessa Harbour’s Book Bundle


    Vanessa Harbour’s Book Bundle

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  • Doing Time


    Doing Time

    Doing Time – a thought-provoking exhibition supported by Hampshire Cultural Trust sharing the stories of the people who live and work at Winchester Prison launches this summer, touring libraries and civic venues across the county.

    The exhibition and an accompanying book tell the story of 175 years of Winchester Prison history, the harsh prison regimes of the past and today’s focus on education, training and reform.

    Prison life is revealed in a series of interviews with staff including Governor James Bourke who shares the challenges of supporting prisoners with complex social, mental and physical needs.

    The impact of what often can be life-changing education and training, healthcare and counselling is told in the words of prisoners who have turned their lives around at HMP Winchester.

    SKU: PGW2022000001 Category:
  • Licoricia of Winchester


    Licoricia of Winchester

    SKU: 9781399916387 Category:
  • King Alfred’s Way


    King Alfred’s Way

    SKU: 9781527275492 Category:
  • The Pink Elephant Book


    The Pink Elephant Book

    Local poet and artist, Caro Reeves, has now written her next collection of Haiku poems in her new book ‘The Pink Elephant Book’.

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New Fiction

  • The Garden of Angels


    The Garden of Angels

    When a Jewish classmate is attacked by bullies, fifteen-year-old Nico just watches – earning him a week’s suspension and a typed, yellowing manuscript from his frail Nonno Paolo. A history lesson, his grandfather says, and a secret he must keep from his father. Nico is transported back to the Venice of 1943, an occupied city seething under the Nazis, and to the defining moment of his grandfather’s life: when Paolo’s support for a murdered Jewish woman brings him into the sights of the city’s underground resistance. Hooked and unsettled, Nico can’t stop reading – but he soon wonders if he ever knew his beloved grandfather at all.

    SKU: 9781838857707 Category: Tags: ,
  • The Horned God


    The Horned God

    In 1894, Arthur Machen’s landmark novella ‘The Great God Pan’ was published, sparking a resurgence of literary fascination with the figure of the Pagan goat god. Tales from a broad spectrum of writers – from E.M. Forster to prolific pulpsters such as Greye Le Spina – took the god’s rebellious and chaotic influence as their subject, spinning beguiling tales of society turned upside down and the forces of nature compelling protagonists to ecstatic heights or bizarre dooms. Selecting an eclectic cross-section of tales and short poems from this boom of Pan-centric literature – many first published in the influential ‘Weird Tales’ magazine – this new collection examines the roots of a cultural phenomenon and showcases Pan’s potential to introduce themes of queer awakening and celebrations of the transgressive into the thrillingly weird stories in which he was invoked.

    SKU: 9780712354967 Category: Tag:
  • The Lost Diaries of Nigel Molesworth


    The Lost Diaries of Nigel Molesworth

    Nigel Molesworth, the curse of St. Custard’s school, is known to his huge army of fans through Geoffrey Willans’ four books ‘Down with Skool!’, ‘How to be Topp’, ‘Whizz for Atomms’ and ‘Back in the Jug Agane’, first published between 1953 and 1958, and illustrated by Ronald Searle. Much less famous are the Molesworth diaries that appeared in the magazine Punch between August 1939 and December 1942. This volume is an opportunity to discover a slightly different Molesworth – less philosophical than the boy portrayed in the books, but equally as sardonic, knowing and cynical. The diaries are an introduction to the world and mind of Molesworth, and as such are essential reading for Molesworth fans.

    SKU: 9781912740161 Category: Tag:
  • The Golden Couple


    The Golden Couple

    A perfect couple are not all they seem to be, in a gripping psychological thriller from the bestselling authors of The Wife Between Us.

  • Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket


    Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket

    Another day! And then another and another and another. It seemed as if it would all go on forever in that exquisitely boring and beautiful way. But of course it wouldn’t; everyone knows that. In this collection, Hilma Wolitzer invites us inside the private world of domestic bliss, seen mostly through the lens of Paulie and Howard’s gloriously ordinary marriage. From hasty weddings to meddlesome neighbours, ex-wives who just won’t leave, to sleepless nights spent worrying about unanswered chainmail, Wolitzer captures the tensions, contradictions and unexpected detours of daily life with wit, candour and an acutely observant eye.

    SKU: 9781526656490 Category: Tag:
  • The Pachinko Parlour


    The Pachinko Parlour

    It is summer in Tokyo. Claire finds herself dividing her time between tutoring twelve-year-old Mieko, in an apartment in an abandoned hotel, and lying on the floor at her grandparents: daydreaming, playing Tetris and listening to the sounds from the street above. The heat rises; the days slip by. The plan is for Claire to visit Korea with her grandparents. They fled the civil war there over fifty years ago, along with thousands of others, and haven’t been back since. When they first arrived in Japan, they opened Shiny, a pachinko parlour. Shiny is still open, drawing people in with its bright, flashing lights and promises of good fortune. And as Mieko and Claire gradually bond, a tender relationship growing, Mieko’s determination to visit the pachinko parlour builds.


New Non-Fiction

In the Children’s Section

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