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 great children's room, with choices from newborn to teenager. If you don't see the book you want in store or on-line, please 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, gift bags and of course, scissors.

We also stock a small selection of non book gifts.

* *  CORONAVIRUS UPDATE -  ** 25th August

We re-opened in early June and operated 11am-4pm daily. 

From Sept 1st, with life hopefully 'normalising' we will re-establish 9.30 - 5pm working hours. Full Covid-19 precautions remain in place, with gloves, sanitiser, screens and distancing. 

Deliveries can still be requested throughout Belfast, or postal service as required.


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? We can make recommendations based on a few hints!  We offer a subscription 6 month gift service where the book(s) are chosen, gift wrapped and dispatched by BooksPaperScissors with a gift message from the recipient.

Recipient will receive an introductory letter allowing them to select genres and identify favourites - we do the rest! 

For children or adults.

Our Book Store

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

Monday - Saturday- 09:30 - 17:00 * 

'Post-Covid 19* 

daily, 11am - 4pm, until further notice