Heron & Willow, Jedburgh, Scotland

Heron & Willow

Heron and Willow is a family run bookshop in the beautiful town of Jedburgh in The Scottish Borders. We opened in April 2023. Our curated selection of books and gifts aims to offer something unique. We’re particularly passionate about Scotland, Continue reading Heron & Willow, Jedburgh, Scotland

Independent Bookshops and the Community

Forum Bookshop

I was following a conversation on a group on Facebook (I know, I know) and it was pointed out that people don’t seem to realise the services that local, independent bookshops offer. Most independent bookshops are a wonderfully curated collection Continue reading Independent Bookshops and the Community

The Queerish Bookshop, Darlington, England

The Queerish Bookshop, Darlington

The Queerish Bookshop is an LGBTQ+ bookshop based in the North East of England, in Darlington, County Durham. We specialise in radical and LGBTQ+ literature, but we do stock the odd book that may not necessarily fall into either category Continue reading The Queerish Bookshop, Darlington, England

El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires, Argentina

El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires

According to British newspaper The Guardian, El Ateneo Grand Splendid is the second best bookstore in the world. It preserves the splendour and elegance of the former Gran Splendid theatre/cinema, which was designed by architects Peró and Torres Armengol. Located Continue reading El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Paper Based Bookshop, St. Clair, Trinidad and Tobago

Paper Based Bookshop, St Clair

Established in 1987, Paper Based Bookshop is one of the oldest bookshops in Trinidad, and the only one specializing in Caribbean literature. Originally tucked into the Shops at The Hotel Normandie, St. Ann’s, Paper Based offers the latest titles and Continue reading Paper Based Bookshop, St. Clair, Trinidad and Tobago

Java Bookshop, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Java Bookshop is an independent bookstore with a wide selection of Dutch and English world literature. Our collection also includes non-fiction books, thrillers, children’s books and cookbooks. We are happy to offer the broadly interested reader personal and expert Continue reading Java Bookshop, Amsterdam, Netherlands

College Street Books, Ammanford, Wales

College Street Books, Ammanford

Established in 2004 in the Carmarthenshire town of Ammanford, we provide a friendly, personal service to walk-in customers and online shoppers alike. We are known for our excellent stock of local history books and books from Wales in general, but Continue reading College Street Books, Ammanford, Wales

DRAKE the Bookshop, Stockton-on-Tees, England

DRAKE the Bookshop

In August 2014, the Drake family were en route to the Lake District on a lovely bank holiday weekend and stopped off in Penrith. Obviously, the need for a cafe and a coffee was high priority, but better still that Continue reading DRAKE the Bookshop, Stockton-on-Tees, England