In 1992, after three years of part-time secondhand
bookselling, Paul and Angela Meads decided to take the plunge and open
a REAL bookshop. After viewing a number of properties in
Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire they decided to set up in the North
Nottinghamshire market town of Retford.
Twenty-five years on, Bookworm has established itself as a leading
business in Retford with a reputation for service that brings regular
customers from as far afield as Lincoln, Market Rasen, Scunthorpe,
Barnsley, Doncaster and Chesterfield.
a changing retail environment, the business has evolved from pure
bookselling to stocking greeting cards, cds and trading cards, such as
Pokemon and Magic the Gathering, as well as being Official Independent
Stockists of Games Workshop miniatures and hobby accessories. We also
have an online retail prescence through Hive and eBay and publish
books on local history and cookery.
Today's challenges are great, our resolve to beat them is greater.
Where Are We?
Retford is a market town in Nottinghamshire in the East
Midlands of England, located 31 miles from the county town of
Nottingham, in the district of Bassetlaw. Retford is bypassed by the A1
trunk road and the A57 which links Retford to a number of major towns
and cities. Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield is also within
driving distance up the A638 towards Doncaster.
Retford is served by two railway lines, the East Coast Main
Line which runs between London and Edinburgh, and the Sheffield to
Lincoln Line, which has links to Sheffield, Lincoln, Worksop, Grimsby
The town is also served by a number of buses operated by
Stagecoach in Bassetlaw, Stagecoach in Lincolnshire, Veolia Transport
as well as smaller local bus operators, to destinations including
Worksop, Newark, Robin Hood Airport and Bawtry. Retford is also the
terminus of the 450 National Express coach service between Victoria
Coach Station in London and Retford.
Please note that Carolgate and Spa Lane are both