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August 29, 2019

Meet the people behind the bookshop

Meet the people behind the bookshop
Arcturus bookshop was founded over 30 years ago and has had a longstanding presence in Totnes main street during that time. Driven by the passion of Douglas Cockbain and his ongoing fascination with the spiritual, mystical and enlightened texts that have come from ancient thoughts into modern day lifestyle structures. That passion is kept alive by his family today who took over the reins in October 2018.


Steve (son-in-law) is a Tai Chi and Kung Fu Master & teacher and is a devout Taoist with a deep knowledge of that philosophy of the universe. Jo (daughter) is a dance teacher and fitness instructor who is immersed in the performing arts and has a spiritual core. You will often see her consulting the Angel cards.

The Staff:

Julie (over 20 years in the shop) has extensive knowledge on green and alternative issues.

Mel (well over 20 year in the shop) has an interest in all the topics covered by our range of books in-store.

Wendy is our third, highly valued member of staff (and Jo's Mum) who always has a big smile for you when you come into the shop. She is a long standing student of Tai Chi and so despite her modesty, Wendy can really teach you a thing or two about balance and harmony and recommend books to back it up!

All our staff truly understand the wide range of books in the shop and can guide you to specific ideas or alternative / more up-to-date texts on a subject. There is little they do not understand or can’t find an answer to. Test them out, they can really help you and they are not a computer - they are actual humans!

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