The Word is owned and operated by Joy and Martin Denny along with a team of volunteers in the heart of the Castle Quarter in Bedford.
The Word exists to provide a friendly, relaxed environment in which you can browse and buy books, cards, gifts and more without the town centre hustle and bustle.
Although we do not operate an online shop, in the truest sense of the word, if you live too far away to visit us we are happy to send your books by secure post, taking payment over the phone, or if you prefer you can send us a cheque in the post...
Easy to find! Castle Road is about a mile and a half from the town centre, between the Embankment and Goldington Road. The Word is on the corner of Denmark Street, just a couple of streets away from the Jaffa Orchard, a coffee and gift shop run by people from Russell Park Baptist Church: if you're in Bedford, why not combine a visit to the river, a coffee and a visit to us?