The Suffolk Anthology is Cheltenham’s newest bookshop, set up last year by Helene Hewitt. It is called the Suffolk Anthology because it is an area of the town called ‘The Suffolks’, centering around Suffolk Square, a beautiful regency square which was built in part to house wealthy pensioners from the East India Company. It has been called ‘the Notting Hill of Cheltenham’ because of its profusion of antique shops and small restuarants.
Helene Hewitt writes:
The Suffolk Anthology is an Independent Book shop which I opened February 2015. As an ex-GP I had limited experience as a bookseller but a great love for books and sharing this with people of all ages. The shop stocks a wide and eclectic range of books with a particular interest in fiction, adult and children, poetry and history.
We also have a wide ranging programme of events including The Suffolk Seminars, book launches, writing workshops, and local author events. As a result we have got to know many local writers and poets, published and unpublished, and now host a monthly meeting of the Association of Independent Authors . We are very pleased to be associated with The Cheltenham Prize.