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WHSmith - books, stationery, gifts and much more.


With more than 600 shops on Main Street and another 800+ tourist shops at airports, train stations, hospitals, workplaces and motorways, WHSmith is one of the UK's leading retail groups and a well-known name.

The first Smith newsstand opened in 1792, and WHSmith was founded in 1828. was launched in 1999.

You probably know us best from books, newspapers and stationery. Now, thanks to our carefully selected partners, we offer a growing selection of products through our stores and website.

Outside the UK, we continue to open stores at airports, train stations, hospitals and shopping malls throughout Australia, Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East.

Being a responsible business is a priority for us, and we continue to be highly valued in business in the Community Corporate Responsibility Index. We are constantly striving to improve the way we work in various fields, including:

Energy and emissions
Encouraging customer responsibility
Product supply and suppliers

The WHSmith website was launched in 1999, a few years after the first secure online order in the UK was placed in WHSmith in 1995. Our online service aims to make shopping as convenient as possible for our customers, and you will find many of our products in a home delivery store or in one of our stores on the street.

We offer:
Prompt delivery to your address
Free Collect and Collect buttons the same day in our WHSmith street stores
Easy return to the store if you are unhappy with your purchase

See our online range on the website: