About Us

The Benham family have been running businesses on these Douglas premises for several decades. They opened The Book Company as a discount book shop in 1993, on the site of the fondly-remembered "Uncle Ben's Chippy" in Castle Street, close to the Promenade in the centre of Douglas. Over the years we have expanded to also become the largest souvenir and gift retailer on the Isle of Man, offering an unrivalled selection of books, gifts, games and memorabilia - ideal for locals and visitors alike.

We carry books which range from local interest publications to best-sellers, history and autobiography to children's activity books and packs and much, much more. From a wide range of scented candles to board games and souvenir clothing, our ever-changing stock is bound to delight and surprise.

Renowned for our friendly, helpful staff and our massive variety of gifts and books, we've become something of a Manx institution - we like to think that no trip to town is really complete without a visit to The Book Company and we're open seven days a week, so you needn't miss out on calling in.

We also stock seasonal gifts, depending on the time of year, as well as traditional Manx square seaside rock - which we sell all year round!