The Lexicon

3 Floors of Books & More

What we sell

Lexicon is a local store that has been trading in Guernsey for over thirty years. We pride ourselves on our customer service and our wide range of products; offering islanders books, stationery, pens, wrapping paper, photo and picture frames, art materials and much, much more.

We also stock a variety of unique gift ideas and of course we have our delicious range of Thorntons chocolates to tempt you.

Our friendly, experienced staff are always on hand to help you find what you are looking for, so why not drop in today and explore our 3 floors of books and more!

Latest news

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We offer a wide range of cards on our top floor. Whether you are looking for a funny card or a card just to say thanks for being a friend, there is something here for everyone. We also stock invitations and announcement cards and much more besides.

Wrapping Paper

If you need to make that special gift even more special, we have a large selection of wrapping paper, roll wrap, gift bags and boxes from Artebene, Glick and Hallmark to name just a few.


Whether it's a ruler for school, an envelope for home or a folder for work, we cater for all your stationery needs.


From simple biros through to quality items from Parker, Sheaffer and Cross, we’ll help you find the "write" pen for the job.

Calendars & Diaries

Our extensive range of diaries, calendars and filofaxes will keep you up to date.


We carry all the popular national daily papers, as well as the Guernsey Press.


Thorntons is the ultimate chocolate treat on the high street. Everyone has their favourite Thorntons chocolate. Famous for the Continental range and Special Toffee with newer brands such as Moments, Melts and Classics also extremely popular. Don’t forget to look out for our special offers.

Reference Books

Whether you're looking for a history book, a cookbook or a dictionary, we have a complete range of reference books for you to enjoy, as well as a comprehensive local interest section.

Children's Books

Books to interest and excite every age, from pre-readers to teen fiction, to non-fiction and gift books, plus educational guides and reference books.

Travel Guides & Maps

Discover our guides and maps, and we’ll help you discover the world.

Book Tokens

We sell and redeem tokens issued by National Book Tokens.

Photo Frames

Looking for a frame for that special photo? We have frames to suit nearly every size print.

Picture Frames

If a picture’s worth framing, come and see our range of frames, from simple clip-frames to wood or aluminium frames available in all shapes and sizes.


If you need something special, or just a bit different, we have plenty of gift items to choose from, such as Emma Bridgewater Stationery, the cutest teddy bears, perfumed soaps and candles, trays, bags, bookmarks, and much more.

Paints & Brushes

We stock watercolour, oil and acrylic paints by Winsor & Newton and Daler-Rowney, in both students' and artists' quality, as well as brushes, inks and other art sundries.


Our Winsor & Newton canvases are available in a large range of sizes and designs.


We have a comprehensive range of pads, whether you are sketching, painting or pastelling.

Card & Paper

Plain or coloured, paper or card, we stock these in sizes from A1 down to A4. We also offer textured card in A4 sizes only.

Easels & Palettes

We have various easels, from free-standing to table-top, palettes in plastic or paper, as well as a wide choice of artist's accessories.

Yankee Candle

Master perfumers develop Yankee Candle fragrances for optimal performance and are rigorously screened, reviewed and tested to achieve the best strength and quality experience in store as well as in use. These scents span a range of fragrance categories, including specific fruits and flowers, fresh, clean and outdoor types and festive fragrances that will help to enhance the holiday season.


T: 01481 721120

Opening Hours:
09:00 to 17:30 Mon - Sat
excluding Bank Holidays