Books Paper Scissors is an independent bookshop in leafy South Belfast, near the Botanic Gardens, Queen’s University and the Ulster Museum.

We stock a curated selection of new fiction and non-fiction, plus classics, Irish writing and poetry. We also have a children's room, with choices from newborn to teenager. If you don't see the book you want in store or on-line, just ask via e-mail or phone, we can source most books in just a few days.

Beyond books we stock high quality stationery from Leuchtturm, pens from Lamy, diaries and artisan greetings cards. Plus gift wrap and of course, scissors.

Please note, our website inventory is not tracked with our shop stock.

If not in stock, books can be ordered within 2/3 days.


Book Club

The BPS Book Club meets in the last full week of every month. We have two sessions, each one covering the same book so just pick the session that suits you. It's a relaxed and unintimidating sharing of views and opinions.

Tuesday morning 9.30-10.30, or

Thursday evening 7 - 8 pm.

Please contact us if would like to be added to our book-club mailing list.

Please note it fills up quickly ( I take a maximum of 15 per session) so you can only book in response to the email invite each month, on a first come first served basis.


Perhaps you have a relative or friend who loves reading but you have no idea what to choose?

We offer a monthly subscription gift service where the book(s) are chosen and dispatched by Books Paper Scissors with a gift message from the giver.

The recipient will receive an introductory questionnaire and voucher, with SAE to return, allowing them to select genres and identify preferences - we do the rest! 

For children or adults, 2023 prices:

Hardback Subscription £24 per month.

Paperback Subscription £14 per month.

Children's Books £12 per month.

No minimum or maximum length of time. Includes all postage.

Please enquire if you would like more details, or order online by searching ' gift subscription'.

Our Book Store

15 Stranmillis Rd, Belfast BT9 5AF
Phone: 028 9066 7815

Monday - Saturday- 10.00 - 17:00