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Independent Bookshops Here for You During Lockdown

We love reading, we love buying books and according to our recent survey, more than 71% of us are reading more than ever during this crisis. Whilst high streets are closed, we are denied the leisurely browse round our favourite bookshops. It’s now not too easy to pop a book in your shopping trolley as you meander around the supermarket. Libraries are closed. And let’s be honest, we don’t all want to support Amazon any more than we have to. Much as we understand the ease of doing business on there, that recent stat that their sales have hit £8,800 a second is a tough pill to swallow when they are the greatest threat to high-street bookselling.

But all is not lost!

It’s been incredible to see how hard-working bookshops across the nation have responded and how booksellers’ creativity are keeping the love of books alive. Booksellers rising to the challenge is a joy to see, and we must support them to ensure we still have our indie bookstores when we come out the other side.

Here at LoveReading, we have been running a social campaign over the last month or so since lockdown to support booksellers across the country, who are still open for business.

You can find local shops via the Booksellers Association’s website.

And below is a list of amazingly independent booksellers who we would love for you to support if you can.

Go on treat yourself, you know you want to.

Take a look at our latest Books of the Month, be inspired by our list of 50 Books to Transport you to another world, or even our Star Books section where we promise you won’t be disappointed! And if you fancy treating the kids in  your life, head over to LoveReading4Kids for some booky inspiration.

If you are an indie bookseller or if you know an indie bookstore near you that could benefit from a LoveReading shout out, do let us know!

Nottingham - Five Leaves Books, The Bookcase

Colchester - Red Lion Books

Crosby, Liverpool - Pritchards Books

Norwich - The Book Hive

Halifax and Hebden Bridge - The Book Corner, The Book Case

Suffolk - Aldeburgh Bookshop

East Sussex - Bags of Books

Castle Cary, Somerset - Bailey Hill Bookshop

Wallingford, Oxford - Wallingford Bookshop

Norfolk - Norfolk Children's Book Centre

London - Brick Lane Bookshop

Hampshire - The Book Shop (Lee-on-the-Solent)

Isle of Man - Bridge Bookshop

Edinburgh - Golden Hare Books

Greater Manchester - Simply Books

Leicester - Kibworth Books

Bristol - Storysmith

Warwick - Warwick Books

Wales - Griffin Books

Northumberland - Forum Books

Shropshire - Booka Bookshop

Bath - Mr B's Emporium

Heswall - Linghams Booksellers

Bridgwater - The Snug Bookshop

London - Goldsboro Books

Ross on Wye - Rossiter Books

Lake District - Sam Read Booksellers

York - The Blue House Bookshop

Cornwall - The Book Shop, Liskeard

Kent - Sevenoaks Bookshop

Dorset - The Bookshop, Bridport

Tipperary - Sheelagh na Gig

Harrogate - Imagined Things

Hexham, Northumberland - Cogito Books

Cockermouth - The New Bookshop

Southampton - October Books

Cheshire - Nantwich Bookshop

Shropshire - Burway Books

Biggar - Atkinson-Pryce Books

Dulwich - Village Books

Holmfirth - Read.

Colchester - Wivenhoe Books

Buckinghamshire - Gerrards Cross Books

Norfolk - Kett's Books

Newham - Newham Bookshop

Gloucestershire - Yellow Lighted Bookshop

Leeds - The Little Bookshop

Teeside - Book Corner

Hastings - Big Green Bookshop

Highbury - Ink@84

Glossop - Bay Tree

Linlithgow - Far From the Madding Crowd

Bewdley - Wyre Forest Books

Kenilworth, Coventry - Kenilworth Books

Ireland - Charlie Byrne's Bookshop

Stockton-on-Tees - DRAKE The Bookshop

Dorset - BH6 Books and Home

Edinburgh - Lighthouse

Pinner, Middlesex - BrOOKS'S

Battle, East Sussex - Rother Books

Seaton, East Devon - Owl and Pyramid

Grantown-on-Spey - The Bookmark

Salisbury - The Rocketship Bookshop

Grassington - The Stripey Badger

East Grinstead - The Bookshop

Monifieth - The Bookhouse

Fort William - The Highland Bookshop

Settle, North Yorks - Limestone Books

Watford, Herts - Bookwagon UK

Farnham - Blue Bear Bookshop

Norwich - Book Bugs & Dragon Tales

Dorset - Gullivers Bookshop

Abingdon - Mostly Books

Tring - Our Bookshop

Aldborough, Norfolk - Norfolk Children's Book Centre

Warrington - Tell Tales Books

Brighton - The Book Nook, Hove

Hackney - The Broadway Bookshop

Crickhowell - Book-ish

Crediton, Devon - Crediton Community Bookshop

Wadhurst, East Sussex -  Barnett's of Wadhurst

Ironbridge - Ironbridge Bookshop

Southsea - Pigeon Books

London - Wimbledon Books

Fort William - The Highland Bookshop

Hull - JE Books

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