Drake the Bookshop
Drake the Bookshop
Drake the Bookshop

Welcome to DRAKE the Bookshop who can be found at 27 Silver Street, Stockton-on-Tees.


We are the newest independent bookshop on Teesside. We pride ourselves on being a community hub; quaint & quirky; and a great place to buy great books

We asked all the bookshops to answer three Christmas questions:

1. What is your favourite Christmas book?

How to Hide a Lion at Christmas
How to Hide a Lion at Christmas
I think favourite Christmas book has to be Raymond Briggs’s Father Christmas. It has everything.

2. What books should we look out for this December? Adult fiction, children’s fiction and non-fiction
Books to look out for well How Winston Delivered Christmas had been a big hit.

How to Hide a Lion at Christmas is popular in no small part due to our window having a big lion in it.

Luckiest Guy Alive is doing very well as is Educated (helped by having signed copies) which is my book of the year.

3. Have you any events going on in December?
Our final author event happens on Tuesday 4th Stephen Moss will be joining us to talk all things birds and nature.

If you want to help and support this blog and my other projects (Indie Publishers and Big Bearded Bookseller) you could become a Patreon which would help pay for my hosting, domain names, streaming services, and the occasional bag of popcorn to eat while watching films.

If you can’t support with a monthly subscription a tip at my Ko-Fi is always appreciated, as is buying things from my Ko-Fi Shop.

You can always email me on contact@bigbeardedbookseller.com with any suggestions.