Welcome to the world’s first walk-in Poetry Pharmacy.
Visit our beautiful Victorian shop in pretty Bishop’s Castle and browse the shelves according to your mood – from ‘Matters of the Heart’ to ‘For days when the world is too much with us’. You will find books, art and gifts as well as beautiful stationery and artefacts chosen to address a particular emotional ailment.
The Poetry Pharmacy is also a new centre in the Midlands for poetry and creative writing; The Distillery space upstairs is host to regular reading and writing workshops, as well as arts for health workshops, book launches and open mic’s, with an emphasis on good mental health and well-being.
We also have an extensive poetry reference library, a Physic Garden with its own Writer’s Hut (where you can reserve some quiet writing time. Details on our website) and a cool courtyard for contemplation and coffee.