Travelogue of Independent Bookshops

Link to pdf

Link to pdf

I’ve finally got all the indie bookshops that I know of listed into a working document.

This link will take you to the start of the document http://www.indiebookshops.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Independent-Bookshops-Use-This-One.pdf where you can see if I’ve included your favourite bookshop.

The initial setup is by country, but bookshops will eventually be listed in their respective counties, so that they can be found easier.

The plan is to have address, contact details, website, and social media links added. There will then be a bit of a description of each shop, if it specialises (e.g. children’s), and some images.

If the bookshop has done a #BrowseABookshop feature they will get a box-out in the directory to highlight this.

This pdf is just the start but from now on it will become part of a reward tier on my Patreon, and sent out whenever it’s updated to people on that tier, aiming for once a month update.


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.

What A Response!

Escalated

Escalated

That was totally unexpected, I thought this would be a nice little project. Sleepy like, pootling along gathering information slowly and steadily.

Post the map and then Bam! I’m suddenly being retweeted by Michael Rosen, getting hundreds of likes and site visits.

With that there are hundreds of suggestions of other bookshops and lots of people being extremely positive and helpful.

This does probably mean that the site and information will grow at a quicker pace than I was prepared for, but I will step up and try to get information on as quickly as I can.

If you want to help we could do with some funds which would buy time where I didn’t have to do work for others but could concentrate on this.

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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.