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Next Steps and Patreon

I thought I would pop a post on here to let everyone know what’s happening with the various websites and projects. My main focus is building a spreadsheet of information from the UK and Ireland independent publishers that I have listed on this blog, and some that are still on the reams of handwritten notes …


Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022

Well, 2021… that was a year, tiring and very, very long. It meant that I lost focus quite a lot of the time and was spending a lot of energy treading water when it comes to the Big Bearded Bookseller / Indie Bookshop / Indie Publisher projects. Big Bearded Bookseller Linktree But I’ve continued to take the advice of James Clear and tried …

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2 Tone Comics, Hebden Bridge

2 Tone Comics is a comic shop in Hebden Bridge, one of my favourite towns in West Yorkshire. I’ve not had a chance to visit them yet but from exploring their Facebook page they look like an extremely energetic shop, visiting comic conventions and shows. They have a massive back catalogue and if you want …

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Topping and Company, Edinburgh

Contact: 2 Blenheim Place Edinburgh EH7 5JH Telephone: 0131 546 4202 Website: Twitter: @ToppingsEdin Facebook: @ToppingsEdin It was with great pleasure that I was able to visit Topping and Co in Edinburgh not long before the first lockdown as part of a little jaunt I had to look at some bookshops in my old …

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Lighthouse Radical Bookshop, Edinburgh

Contact: 43-45 W Nicolson Street Newington Edinburgh EH8 9DB Telephone: 0131 662 9112 Website: Twitter: @lighthousebks Instagram: @lighthousebks Facebook: @LighthouseBks Another of my favourite Edinburgh bookshops, I do try to pop in as often as I can whenever I get up to visit. I’ve always felt that Word Power Books and then Lighthouse Books …

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McNab’s Books, Barnard Castle

Contact: 11-13 Market Place Barnard Castle County Durham Dl12 8NF Telephone: 07547931296 Website: Twitter: @McNabsBooks Instagram: @mcnabsbooks Facebook: @McNabsBooks Barnard Castle is one of our favourite stretches out from Darlington, some great shops and places to eat, and the incredible Bowes Museum. So it was great to see the old Curlews bookshop get an …