Books Paper Scissors is an independent bookshop in leafy South Belfast, near to 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 telephone, we can source most books in just a few days.

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

Please note, our website inventory is not tracked with our shop stock. Books on the website are available as direct order and may not be in the shop, but can be delivered within 2 days.


Book Club

The BPS Book Club meets in the last week of every month. We have two sessions, each one covering the same book so just pick the session that suits you. There is no need to book, just show up. It's a relaxed and unintimidating sharing of views and opinions.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the book club.


Perhaps you have a relative or friend who loves reading but you have no idea what to choose, or you just don't see them enough? We will make recommendations based on a few hints!  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 letter allowing them to select genres and identify favourites - we do the rest! 

For children or adults.

Hardback Subscription £20

Paperback Subscription £11

Please enquire if you would like more details.

Our Book Store

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

Monday - Saturday- 10.00 - 17:00