Books Paper Scissors is an independently owned and run bookshop in leafy South Belfast, near to the beautiful Botanic Gardens, Queen’s University Belfast and the Ulster Museum.

We stock a curated selection of the latest fiction and non-fiction, plus classics, Irish literature and poetry. We also have a large choice of children’s books, ranging from board books for the very young to novels for the 'almost adult'. 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 have a selection of stationery, notebooks, diaries and notecards. Plus gift wrap, gift bags and of course, scissors. We also stock a small selection of non book gifts, such as candles, craft items and pens.


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.

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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 gift service where the book(s) are chosen, gift wrapped and dispatched by BooksPaperScissors with a gift message from the recipient.

For children or adults.

Our Book Store

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

Monday - Friday - 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday - 10:00 - 17:00