A BELOVED bookshop in set to reopen this weekend after it was shut for eight months.

Madhatter Bookshop in Wantage was forced to close its Mill Street location in March after a burst pipe in the flat above caused extensive damage.

The incident had also damaged a lot of the store's books.

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In a heartfelt post on Facebook Madhatter's owners announced the return and said: "We will be moving back in over the next few days and hopefully be open again by the weekend.

"We are so looking forward to seeing all our lovely customers again."