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Pontypridd Books at ARTtic

We visit Pontypridd quite regularly when we stay in Monmouth, it’s a lovely little place in a lovely area of Wales so we’re really looking forward to when we can come back again and visit what looks like a lovely new bookshop. But this is more than just a bookshop, this is a bookshop at …

Bad Betty Press
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Bad Betty Press

When I saw the images that I had been emailed for this feature of the beautiful chapbooks and pamphlets that Amy and Jake produce through Bad Betty Press I had an immediate feeling of desire for them. A well produced pamphlet is always a thing of beauty and it looks as though various award judges …

Books and Ink Bookshop
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Books and Ink Bookshop, Winchcombe

One of the wonderful things about doing this feature is participating in a virtual tour of bookshops all over the world. Today’s bookshop is in Winchcombe on the edge of the Cotswolds, one of my favourite places in England, so a beautiful bookshop in beautiful countryside. Books & Ink Bookshop 6 North Street Winchcombe Nr …

Luath Press
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Luath Press

An indie publisher that’s based in my home town, I’ll definitely have to organise a visit the next time I’m up and we’re allowed to meet people. Especially since the view from their windows are going to be stunning! Luath Press Ltd. 543/2 Castlehill The Royal Mile Edinburgh EH1 2ND Telephone: 0131 225 4326 Email: …

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Literally A Bookshop, Wallasey

Literally A Bookshop can be found in Wallasey, almost at the tip of the Wirral peninsula looking out into the Irish Sea. They can be found selling old and new books opposite the New Brighton train station.   Literally A Bookshop 12 Atherton St New Brighton Wallasey CH45 2NY Website: Facebook: Twitter: …

Yasmin Kane
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Three Hares Publishing

Another indie publisher that contacted me before the world went weird and my focus changed, but I’m back on track and this is the first in the new tranche of #PublisherProfile posts. Three Hares Publishing is based in London and works with a broad range of writers that Yasmin is inspired by. Website: Instagram: …

The Book Lounge
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The Book Lounge, Kirby Lonsdale

The Book Lounge in Kirby Lonsdale sells new and good quality recycled books, both fiction & non-fiction. They also support quite a number of local authors and stock their books which is always nice to see and encouraging, you can find out more information about the authors they support on their website. The Book Lounge …



A few years back I had an idea that seemed as though it could be quite nice, a small personal project that I can do in my down time from work, something that may be fun and give me something to do on the darker evenings. I’ve always had a pile of little projects floating …


2020 Round Up and 2021 Plans

Indie Bookshop Newsletter #5 Welcome to the first of the new irregular newsletter for the Independent Bookshops blog and project. In 2021 I’m planning to return to the format where the newsletter will include offers, signed bookplates, and other things of interest to independent bookshops and that is why it will be irregular and of …

Cogito Books
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Cogito Books, Hexham

Today we have been blogging about Indie Bookshops for a year and it’s appropriate that the Browse a Bookshop feature is for a bookshop I’ve only visited three times but have loved every time I’ve been in, Cogito Books in Hexham is a short detour from my usual route up to Edinburgh and is always …

Book Buddy Bear

Bookish Writing Competition.

Do you love books? Do you love bookshops? Do you love reading? Do you want to win enough Book Buddy Bear pins for your whole class (35 enamel pins)? If so, why not enter this writing competition. We want to see 750 words, fact or fiction, about books, bookshops, libraries, and/or reading. It can be …

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UCLAN Publishing

Based in Preston, Lancashire, UCLAN Publishing can be contacted at: c/o Greenbank Hub, Greenbank Building, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE Website: Facebook: @publishinguclan Instagram: @uclan_publishing Twitter: @uclanpublishing Welcome to UCLan Publishing and a very different approach to publishing books! We are a trade, independent publisher based in Preston, Lancashire. We have …

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