Tell us about good indie bookshops you love

In a bit of an effort to spread the wealth, and after I read something @anon24576931 put up that made me have a think about better mechanics/routes to purchase than marketplace sites, those of us who are physical book buyers can share good bookshops below.

Some might be local but have a website we can access, some might be notable for specific areas of interest.

I’ll kick off with these fellows

Glasto based occult/magic/other bookseller with some mad stock. I love them to bits and you should too.

Pls make this list bigger below.

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My local bookshop. It’s new and very nice. Before that for years the only option for new books was to go to Waterstones in the out of town commercial estate.

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Ooh I gots pals in Margate so will let them know if they haven’t already seen it

Posted this one in the sci-fi thread yesterday:

In York but growing their online catalogue (and very friendly if you enquire for things you can’t find but they might have in stock), specialise in LGBTQIA+, sci-fi and fantasy.

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Aw, I always go in that Glastonbury one when we go to see M’s family

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Never been in person :frowning: just have good dealings with the team there who have helped me out with finding mad stuff on Haiti magic

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It’s on the town square so it’s hard to miss. The owner was really great about hand delivering books locally to people who were shielding or in quarantine too

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More magazines but some books too. GBOLs in Stockport

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I’ve not been there in years, but when I lived in north London I used to like this one in Chalk Farm, it’s hidden away down a residential street

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This one in Liverpool always reminds me of the feminist bookshop in Portlandia

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Not very big, but they basically only sell books they rate, so you can pick up almost anything at random and it’s prob going to be good. Their displays are also good for discovering lesser known books without big marketing pushes.

https://www.londonreviewbookshop.co.uk/

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https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwi7mO7Y7rbtAhVJe8AKHdIRCwoQFjANegQIDxAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.scarthinbooks.com%2F&usg=AOvVaw2Zl2S973GeY-glaco96afe

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I bought something from them last week!

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I love the second hand bookshop in the art of tea formerly zero, and the fact there’s also a framing workshop behind that. Three businesses all shoved into one ground floor and its great

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and obvs

https://anagrambooks.com/

https://thenewbridgeproject.com/spaces/newbridge-bookshop/

https://november-books.com/webstore/

Some of them I’ve just bought from online not actually been to them.

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Yes!! So good :smiley: will have a look at every shop in this thread

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If in Cornwall I like

https://beerwolfbooks.com/
-I dunno if they’re subsidising the price of books with beer sales but this place is always really cheap!

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Housmans- next to Kings X station, excellent selection of history and left-wing politics books + talks

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Comics and graphic novels rather than traditional books, but superb all the same and run by massively passionate friendly people. They stock all kinds of stuff from self published b&w to Marvel / Image etc. They’ve broken out of the Comic Book Guy ghetto, and have crossed over to the Real Mainstream but won’t look down on you if men in tights are still your thing.

http://www.page45.com/

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