Handmade pottery (vases, mugs, and teapots in earth colors of blues, greens, and browns) is sold at Canterbury Pottery, 38A Burgate, just before Mercury Lane (tel. 01227/452608; www.canterburypottery.co.uk). It is sturdy ware that wears well, including house-number plates that take 2 weeks to complete but can be mailed to your home.
Put on your tweed jacket and grab your pipe for a trip to a secondhand Chaucer Bookshop, 6-7 Beer Cart Lane (tel. 01227/453912; www.chaucer-bookshop.co.uk), with first editions (both old and modern), out-of-print books, special leather-bound editions, and a large selection of local history books.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.