About us

Moonraker Books has been in Royal Wootton Bassett for over 25 years as a book wholesaler selling to the remainder book trade market.

The business was founded by Des Longhurst, as is run by Des and his eldest son, Adam, who joined the company in 2006. Des always had the ambition to open a bookshop and when there was an opening in the town with closure of two long-established shops it was an opportunity to open at a time of High Street Challenges.

Moonraker Books Chapter Two is named as a result of extending our business from wholesale to retail. It's our second chapter! Occupying the premises that was previously Deacon & Son, the building lends itself perfectly to a traditional style bookshop with shelves brimming with familiar and new titles.

Customers can place special orders as the company uses the biggest new book wholesaler in the country where they source anything in print.

We also are now offering local deliveries and a click and collect service.

There really will be something for everyone!