The largest of Oxfam's shops in Norwich, and its best. With the widest selection of goods on sale, all generally of good quality and all at bargain prices. If you are used to slightly-worse-for-wear charity shops, with staid, monotone interiors, the Oxfam shop is here to shatter those stereotypes. Full of light, decorated with murals, generously proportioned and well laid out, this is a pleasant shop to visit. There is also a books section, bric-a-brac, clothes, records and even coffee. They also stock furniture, much of which is actually practical. A curious and searching eye for a bargain will serve you well here and the prices are, of course, unbeatable.
Specializing in fine and rare books, this is a very elegant bookshop. There are excellent sections on literature, biography, history, poetry, politics, and the military. There is also a small but interesting second-hand contemporary fiction area. This is a quaint and quiet shop where browsers are left alone to traverse the three floors of books. The staff are very knowledgeable, friendly and more than willing to handle your queries. For those who like their books on the rare side, this is the place to look. Call ahead or check their website to know more.
Imagine a bookshop where there are wall-to-wall second-hand books, from theology to engineering, all laid out in a logical manner. Where the staff are friendly and knowledgeable, even chatty, but leave you well alone when browsing. A shop with a wide selection that bears down on its creaky floorboards. And what a selection it is; an excellent collection of classic literature and modern fiction, from Homer to Updike; travel, biography, media, angling, military and much more. A place where you'll always find much more than what you came in for. Well, no need to imagine, come to the Ellis bookshop.
Want next month's sure-fire dance floor smash? Want that single you were going to buy in the summer of 1994 but never got round to shopping for? Either way, Circular Sound is the place. With stock organized into minutely specific categories and rock and pop CDs to be found alongside dance vinyl, this store is where those with their fingers on the musical pulse know they can find what they need. With a superb collection of second-hand magazines and some excellent memorabilia, you won't be disappointed whether shopping for yourself or as a gift.
Just stepping into this shop feels like entering the club, in which you would show off your purchases from Dogfish. Stocking such clubbers favorites as Carhartt, Red Or Dead and Stussy, Dogfish is ahead of the pack, when it comes to top-notch clothes and accessories. With regular sales to make room for the absolute latest fashions, the careful shopper also has a good chance of picking up a great deal on selected items.
Snowfit & Revolutionz is a perfectly formed shop that stocks a perfect selection of BMX's. With this as their specialty, it is surprising that the shop can squeeze in further stock, but this is exactly what they have done, and the result is an equally select but excellent range of snowboarding and skateboarding equipment. And as if this wasn't more than enough the knowledgeable staff of Snowfit & Revolutionz, have also managed to pick out some clothes, that will have male and female devotees of the street-sport scene reaching for their wallets.
With a suitably zany name, this shop is marvel-lous. Not many cities outside London have their own comic book shops which stock such a diverse range. There are the usual: Marvel, DC and Darkhorse and smaller publishers. A good Manga section, imports, trading cards, toys, action figures, graphic novels, and other accessories. There is a good back catalog and the staff are knowledgeable. This shop is a treasure trove of comic delight.