Welcome to Independent Bookshops

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We are aiming to build a resource highlighting the brilliant work that Independent Bookshops do, the hard graft that goes into these shops, the love and dedication.

Each Independent Bookshop is different and they shine a light on lots of different styles of writing and books, from lovely cosy children’s bookshops to radical bookshops that challenge the status quo and get targeted by the far right for their efforts.

We will also be looking at Independent Publishers and the work they do to keep new and challenging writing flowing.

There will also be reviews of books from Independent Publishers and an event calendar to show what the bookshops are doing throughout the year.

One of the things we really want to do is visit as many of these shops and publishers as possible and get their thoughts on the current state of books and writing and why they sell and/or produce books.

So keep an eye out for us on our travels.