Summer Bookshop Crawl 
Big List

This is the list version of all of the bookshops for the 2022 Summer Bookshop Crawl. Those that have signed up to take part (so should know what's going on and may be offering perks or discount) are in bold. 

Belfast

Belfast Books - 112 York Rd, Belfast, BT15 3HF

Open: Closed Sun - Tues,11am - 3pm Weds - Fri, 10am - 2pm Sat

We are Belfast Books limited, and not surprisingly, we are based in Belfast and we sell books, both old and new.

We sell them on the web at www.belfastbooks.co.uk, in our pop up shop in Belfast, and at various fairs all over the UK, Ireland and across the world, including Canada and the UK.

Books, Paper, Scissors - 15 Stranmillis Rd, Belfast, BT9 5AF

Open: 10am - 5pm Mon - Sat, closed Sun 

Perks: 10% discount on purchases over £10 on production of your bookshop crawl ID card. 

Books Paper Scissors opened in June 2017, in the leafy suburb of South Belfast close to the university, the Botanic Gardens and the Ulster Museum. The shop is bright and welcoming, with a well curated selection of the newest books in fiction, non fiction and children's books. We also stock stationery and cards of the highest quality. We are always happy to chat and recommend books, particularly in supporting our home grown Irish writers or what's new from across the world.

Accessibility: a couple of steps in but level access inside. 

Comic Book Guys - 130 Great Victoria St, Belfast, BT2 7BG

Open: 10am - 5pm Mon - Sat, closed Sun 
 

Welcome to Comic Book Guys, Northern Ireland's largest independent comic book store & ICN's comic book store of the year for 2018 and 2019.

Comic Book Guys first opened its doors in 2014 and has since become the leading comic book retailer in Northern Ireland also stocking movie memorabilia, toys & other collectibles.We are a one stop shop for all your comic needs with an extensive catalog of back issues.

Keats and Chapman - 21 North St, Belfast, BT1 1NA

Open: 12pm - 6pm Mon - Fri, 11am -6pm Sat, 1pm - 6pm Sun 
 

We are the last independent bookstore in Belfast City Centre. Our shop is filled with 30,000 second hand books with prices starting at just £1.

Linen Hall Charity Bookshop -College St, Belfast, BT1 6BT

Open: 9am - 5pm Mon - Fri, closed Sat & Sun 

The Linen Hall Library is a unique institution, and to help secure our future we have diversified our streams of income. One of the ways you can support the Library is through our Charity Bookshop.

The Bookshop offers an eclectic range of good quality, used books at tremendous value. Subjects range from popular romantic and crime fiction through local studies, Irish and world history, military history, classic literature, art , religion, philosophy and much more. We also have an offering at online book marketplace AbeBooks. Should you wish to view any of the books for sale online, please call into the Charity Bookshop.

No Alibis - 83 Botanic Ave, Belfast, BT7 1JL

Open: 9am - 5.30pm Mon - Sat, closed Sun 

No Alibis is an Independent Bookstore based in Belfast. We have been selling books on Botanic Avenue, within the Queen’s Quarter, for almost 25 years.

We are a community bookshop. We are a general bookshop with a particular interest in children’s books, Irish literature, history and politics, the humanities and, of course, mystery fiction.

We are also a hub for the creative arts. We regularly host concerts, book launches, poetry readings, and lectures.

Oxfam Books - 35 Ann St, Belfast, BT1 4EB

Open: 10am - 5pm Mon - Sat, closed Sun 

The friendliest bookshop in Belfast! A great range of fact and fiction, CDs, DVDs & vinyl

Oxfam Books - 33 Botanic Ave, Belfast, BT7 1JG

Open: 9.30am - 5.30pm Mon - Sat, 1pm - 5pm Sun 

A large, well organised second-hand charity book shop with helpful staff and over 13,000 books in 37 categories and genres.

Belfast Itinerary

 

Bristol

Beware of the Leopard Books - St Nicholas St, Bristol, BS1 1LJ

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm Mon - Sat, closed Sunday

Beware of the Leopards Books is Bristol’s biggest and longest established bookshop, and one of the oldest in the South West.

They have 25,000 books on two facing sites. One is full of every kind of fiction. The other has everything else including history, transport and academic subjects. They also have some antiquarian books, and collectables.

Bloom and Curll - 74 Colston St, Bristol, BS1 5BB

Opening hours: 12pm - 5pm Tues - Sat, closed Sun & Mon

Second-hand book-shop, part-time school, full-time mess.

Accessibility: small step into the shop

 

Books for Amnesty - 103 Gloucester Rd, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8AT

Opening hours: 10am - 4.30pm Mon - Fri, 10.30am - 5pm Sat, closed Sun. 

Our Bristol shop has been serving the local community for over a decade. It is now an established part of the Bishopston scene, known as one of the best (and friendliest) bookshops in the west.

Bookhaus - Unit 4 Rope Walk, Bristol, BS1 6ZJ

Opening hours: 9am - 6pm Mon - Weds, 9am - 8pm Thurs - Sat, 10am - 6pm Sun 

Perks: Discount on Charco Press books 

Bookhaus is Bristol newest and largest independent bookshop. We opened in August 2021 in the centre of Bristol on the Harbourside in the exciting Wapping Wharf area. We are a general bookshop with strengths in categories like writing in translation, black and queer writing, inclusive childrens books, food and drink, the environment and radical poltiics. We have a strong and varied events programme. For Independent Bookshop Week in June we have an event with Charco Press on Saturday 18th, an event with Shon Faye on The Transgender Issue on Monday the 20th, a launch for A Woman's Game by Suzanne Wrack on Wednesday the 22nd and the launch of Sink the Pink by Glyn Fussell on Saturday the 25th, to end Independent Bookshop Week and kick off Bristol Pride with a bang!

British Heart Foundation Bookshop - 148 Whiteladies Rd, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2RS

Opening hours: 9.30am - 5pm Mon - Sat, 10am - 4pm Sun

Clifton Community Bookshop - 10 Clifton Rd, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1AF

Opening hours: 1pm - 5pm Tues - Sun, closed Mon

A community bookshop for the benefit of local residents to promote mental health and wellbeing.

Dreadnought Books - 125 St George's Rd, Bristol, BS1 5UW

Opening hours: 12pm - 6pm Weds - Sat, closed Sun, Mon & Tues

Perks: 10% discount on production of bookshop crawl ID card. 

"Dreadnought is one of the few remaining independent second-hand bookshops in Bristol (125 St Georges Road, BS1 5UW). We stock pinko-lefty, psych-soc babble, artsy fartsy, counter culture, occult weirdness, Bristle, bombs n epistles, histories, herstories and anyone elses."

Accessibility: wheelchair accessible. 

Excelsior Comics - 48 Bond St, Broadmead, Bristol, BS1 3LZ

Opening hours: 10am -6pm Mon - Sat, 11am  -5pm Sun 

Excelsior is an independently owned and operated comic and board game store, situated in the centre of Bristol. For over ten years, our friendly, knowledgeable staff have been dedicated to providing excellent service to our customers. 

Gloucester Road Books - 184 Gloucester Rd, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8NU

Opening hours: 9.30am - 5pm Mon & Tues, 9.30am - 6pm Weds - Sat, closed Sun 

Perks: Free goodies when you purchase a book published by amazing indie Little Toller Books, while stocks last. 

We want Gloucester Road Books to be a really fascinating shop to explore. Some of the subject sections are a little broader than they might be elsewhere - for instance ‘Time and Place’ encompasses books on History, Travel Literature, Geography and Reportage. We want to encourage people to browse as broadly as possible, and hope that breaking down some of the ubiquitous subject distinctions will help facilitate that.

There is also a significant focus on titles published by small independent presses. There are lots of really brilliant small publishers putting out incredibly exciting books at the moment, and we want to help get these into readers hands. There are, of course, plenty of the kinds of books you would expect to find in any good bookshop - Fiction, Non-Fiction, and a range of fantastic books for children of all ages. The stock is carefully chosen and constantly changing, so even if you come in every week there will always be new books to find. We are also now starting to schedule events, and already have some fantastic talks lined up for the summer with more in the works for later in the year.

Here Gallery - 108 Stokes Croft, St Paul's, Bristol, BS1 3RU

Opening hours: 11am -5pm Tues - Sat, 12pm -4pm Sun, closed Mon

Originally started as a pop-up exhibition space, intended to run for just two weeks, Here Gallery has been trading in Bristol since 2003.

Primarily focused on printmaking and illustration, from local and international artists. Our books are chosen for their visual appeal; from illustrated children's books, to artist monographs, stylish stationery, and occassional esoteric titles of interest. Plus, a diverse selection of magazines, graphic novels, self-published zines, underground comics, and other hard to find titles.

The Last Bookshop - 60 Park St, Bristol, BS1 5JN

Opening hours: 9.30am -6.30pm Mon -Fri, 9am-7pm Sat, 10am -6pm Sun 

A bookshop where all the books are £3 and under. 

Max Minerva's - 39 North View, Westbury Park, Bristol, BS6 7PY

Opening hours: 9.30am - 5.30pm Mon - Sat, closed Sun 

Perks: 10% discount on production of bookshop crawl ID card

"All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk.” Those are the wise words of Lemony Snicket and you'll find them emblazoned on our wall when you walk in. Whether you want take a risk or are looking for a comfort read, we’ll help you choose the perfect title. We want you to discover new authors and ideas and find books you'll treasure forever. We're enjoying every minute of minding this shop and appreciate how lucky we are to be in this community. So keep coming in; we learn as much from you as you do from us, of that we're certain.

Wheelchair accessible. 

Oxfam Bookshop - 26 Princess Victoria St, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4BU

Opening hours:9.30am - 5.15pm Mon - Sat, 12pm 4pm Sun

'A quality second-hand bookshop at the heart of Clifton village, with hundreds of generously donated titles to choose from, and lots of fresh stock arriving every day. When you shop with us, you'll join thousands of supporters who help Oxfam to fight poverty and injustice around the world.'

Oxfam bookshop - 56 Cotham Hill, Redland, Bristol, BS6 6JX

Opening hours: 10am - 6pm Mon - Sat, 12 - 4.30pm Sun

Cotham's local bookshop. We also sell vinyl, audio books, comics and graphic novels, raising money to fight poverty. Come along and enjoy exploring!

Stanfords - 29 Corn St, Bristol, BS1 1HT

Opening hours: 9am - 6pm Mon - Sat, closed Sun 

Perks: 10% discount with bookshop crawl ID

Stanfords Bristol is an independent bookshop located on Corn Street, the heart of Bristol's Old City. Our booksellers have a varied and eclectic tastes, and are always delighted to share their latest obsessions, whether it's with unjustifiably neglected backlists, unsettled tales of feminist horror or fine utopian sci-fi. We love throwing curveball recommendations at our customers, so pop in and see what surprises we can dish out!

We also have a renowned travel department, with enough maps and guides to inspire even the most seasoned adventurer.

Accessibility: Ground floor entirely wheelchair accessible, basement isn't but staff are happy to bring up titles. 

Storysmith - 236 North St, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1JD

Opening hours: 10am - 6pm Tues - Sat, 11am - 4pm Sun closed Mon

Perks: 10% discount and half price coffee on production of Bookshop Crawl ID card. 

'Storysmith is an independent bookshop in South Bristol, stocking a curated selection of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. We also serve locally roasted coffee, and encourage you to linger while browsing. We were nominated for Independent Bookshop of the Year at the National Book Awards in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Our shop is precision-designed to make discovering new books as easy as possible, for everyone. We also have a shop dog named Roy.'

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

Bristol Itinerary

 

Edinburgh

Amnesty Bookshop - 12 Roseneath St, EH9 1JH

Opening hours: 12pm - 6pm Mon - Sun

Our Edinburgh shop opened its doors in October 2016, offering Marchmont residents such as Inspector Rebus and Miss Jean Brodie a much-needed local bookshop.

Armchair Books - 72-74 West Port, EH1 2LE

Opening Hours: 10am - 6.30pm Mon - Sun 

Perks: Student discount for post secondary students, with student ID

Armchair Books ekes out its intense and blustery existence on Edinburgh’s hallowed West Port…ancient home of booksellers. In view of the castle, above the Grassmarket, it bakes under the torrid Scottish sun. The dangers are manifold; our overburdened shelves groan like masts in a squall, our threadbare and quasi-oriental rugs may distractingly catch the eye or foot. Books in the window may spontaneously burst into flames, and the Managers must be kept locked in at all times… Sporadically under feeble but sinister attack by the government, we struggle under goad of Fear, towards Beauty.

 

Edinburgh Books - 145 -147 West Port, EH3 9DP

Opening hours: 10am - 6pm Mon - Sat, closed Sun

Edinburgh Books is the largest second hand bookshop in the city and is located in West Port - Edinburgh's 'Book Quarter'. The shelves add up to nearly a mile of books on all sorts of subjects. There's lots of History, Literature, Travel, Art, Theology, Science and much more besides. The books are ancient and new, cheap (checkout our £1 shelves) and a bit more pricey. Browse to your heart's content under the watchful eye of Clarence the water buffalo and shop mascot.

Accessibility: Limited wheelchair accessibility

 

The Edinburgh Bookshop - 219 Bruntsfield Place, EH10 4DH

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm Mon - Sat, 11am - 4pm Sun 

The Edinburgh Bookshop is an award-winning friendly independent bookshop in heart of Brunsfield, Edinburgh. 

 

Golden Hare Books - 68 St Steven St, Stockbridge, EH3 5AQ

Opening hours: 10am - 6pm Mon - Sun 

Our charming independent bookshop is situated in Edinburgh's Stockbridge, where you can find an ever-changing collection of fiction and non-fiction for readers of all ages. We hold close to 2000 titles covering all genres of writing from cookery to travel, kid's picture books to science fiction - and many more in between.

 

Lighthouse Books - 43-45 W Nicholson St, Newington, EH8 9DB

Opening hours: 10am -8pm Mon - Sat, 11.30am - 5pm Sun 

Perks: 5% discount and bookshop sticker on production of bookshop crawl ID card. 

Lighthouse is a queer-owned and woman led independent community bookshop. We are an unapologetically activist, intersectional, feminist, antiracist, lgbtq+ community space. In 2020 we were nominated Scotland’s Best Independent Bookshop!

We celebrate diversity of thought and expression, championing voices from the margins.

Accessibility: steps up to the front of the shop. 

Main Point Books - 77 Bread St, EH3 9AH

Opening hours: 12pm - 5pm Mon - Sun 

Main Point Books hails book buyers with immoderate delight and also welcomes those who merely wish to browse our laden shelves, though talk of downsizing, fengshui and baggage allowances is not encouraged on the premises. Although erratic on many fronts, including opening hours (which can be described as sufficient), we are always interested in looking out for your elusive titles and always sell at reasonable prices. We maintain the proud Scottish tradition of bookselling with a frown. (If you don't get the joke, perhaps this is not the bookshop for you.

McNaughtans Bookshop - 3A, 4a Haddington Pl, EH7 4AE

Opening hours: 11am - 5pm Mon - Sun, 11am - 8pm Thurs

Perks: 10% discount on production of bookshop crawl ID card 

'McNaughtan's Bookshop is Scotland's oldest surviving secondhand bookshop, trading from the same premises since 1957, and is the only open shop in Edinburgh holding membership of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association. We offer a large selection of high-quality secondhand books alongside rare, collectable, and antiquarian books on all subjects, with particular strengths in Scottish books and antiquarian humanities.'

Rare Birds Bookshop - 13 Raeburn Pl, EH4 1HU

Opening hours: 10am - 5.30pm Mon - Sat, 11am - 5pm Sun 

Our store in the heart of Stockbridge on Raeburn Place is our brand HQ; part store, part office and part events space, it’s where you can meet the team, buy subscriptions, browse for books, pick up gifts and connect with our vibrant community of booklovers.

Tills Bookshop - 1 Hope Park Crsc, Newington, EH8 9NA

Opening hours: 10am - 6pm Mon - Sat, 12pm - 5pm Sun 

Established in 1985, Tills is one of Edinburgh's oldest second-hand bookshops. It sits overlooking the Meadows, and has carved out a small literary corner in Edinburgh's South Side. First opened by Rick and Ann Till, the shop was taken over in 2019 by Kate and Joshua McNamara.

 

Open seven days a week, with a big selection of literary fiction both contemporary and classic, quirky sci-fi, history and biography, philosophy and sociology, and the odd antiquarian gem. There are a few seats, a cosy fire, and staff ready for all manner of bookish discussions.

Topping & Company - 2 Blenheim Pl, EH7 5JH

Opening hours: 9am - 9pm Mon - Sun 

 

Transreal Fiction - 46 Candlemaker Row,EH1 2QE

Opening hours: 12pm - 5pm Tues - Fri, 11am - 5pm Sat, closed Sun & Mon 

Transreal Fiction is a shop dedicated to selling science fiction, fantasy & related books, together with a limited selection of other merchandise.But really, it’s about books. Transreal Fiction opened in April 1997 in Cowgatehead and moved to it’s present location nearby in June 2011. The owner, Mike Calder, first sold sf & f books many years ago and has worked in the business either part- or full-time since. For years he also had a respectable job as well, but that’s another story…

Typewronger Books - 4a Haddington Pl, EH7 4AE

Opening hours: 11am - 9pm Tues - Sun, 11am - 2pm, 3pm - 9pm Mon 

Typewronger Books is Edinburgh's smallest bookshop and Scotland's only typewriter repair shop. Alongside new editions of popular works we also stock a lot of small press and independently published books and zines both local and international. Typewronger is home to a community of readers, writers, artists and musicians and hosts a free events program. The shop also organises the Edinburgh Zine Fair and is a small press publisher in its own right. We believe in people using the shop as a place to read and write and have a public typewriter which is free for anyone who wants to use it!

Edinburgh Itinerary

 

Falmouth

Beerwolf Books - 3 Bells Ct, TR11 3AZ

Opening hours: 10am - 12am Mon -Sat, 12pm - 11pm Sun 

Freehouse, bookshop and meeting place

Bookmark - 34 Arwenack St, TR11 3JB

Opening hours: 9.30am - 5pm Mon -Sat, 11.30am - 4pm Sun 

Bookmark is a secondhand bookshop in Falmouth, Cornwall. I handpick all the books in my shop and they reflect the local culture, trends, and demands. We carry a large range of stock. Some we never knew existed and some are quite rare.

Falmouth Bookseller - 21 Church St, TR11 3EG

Opening hours: 9am - 5.30pm Mon - Sat, 11am - 4pm Sun 

Falmouth Bookseller is one of the leading independent bookshops in the UK, located in the heart of the busy working port of Falmouth in Cornwall.

Our shelves are packed full of books to cater to everyone – from fiction to natural history, children’s books to current affairs, and a selection of local interest books. If you’re looking for something specific that you can’t find on our site or our shelves, don’t hesitate to ask as we are happy to investigate and order things in.

We are staffed by knowledgeable booksellers who love nothing more than recommending you your next read and are always happy to help find what you are looking for.

Greenbanks Books - 9 High St, TR11 2AB

Opening hours: 9.30am - 5pm Mon - Sat, 12 -4pm Sun 

Greenbank Books is a bricks and mortar bookshop specialising in secondhand and rare books. We are situated in the Old High Street in the historic maritime town of Falmouth in Cornwall. Specialist subject areas include Maritime, Aviation, Art & Design, Photography, Motoring and Railways.

Rubicund Books and Coffee - Rubicund St George's Arcade, 5-7 Church St, TR11 3DH

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm Mon - Sat, closed Sunday

Rubicund is a radical bookshop, vegan cafe and lending library.

Falmouth Itinerary

 

Hastings

Albion Books -34-35 George St, TN34 3AQ

Opening hours: 11am - 5pm Tues - Sun, closed Mon 

Floor to ceiling second hand books 

Bookbuster - 39 Queens Rd, TN34 1RE

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm Tues - Sat, 10am - 4pm Sun, closed Mon

Bookbuster has been open almost ten years, in the former Blockbuster in Hastings

We have a wide range of books, new, remaindered and secondhand, including local history, children's books, music & film, art & craft, cookery, gardening, politics, history, poetry, classics, philosophy self-help & health, esoteric, science, ecology...

We stock WARHAMMER, tee-shirts, Orwell Press cards, dvd's and records, too!

We are offering a £10 mystery gift box, and a monthly mystery box subscription (£10, £20 & £30 / month flavours).

Also, we are a stockist of Hastings Independent newspaper; Weird Walk zine; and Hellebore zine.

The Bookkeeper - 1a Kings Rd, St Leonards on Sea, TN37 6EA

Opening hours: 10am -5pm Tues - Sat, closed Sun & Mon 

A friendly, family run bookshop selling secondhand books and new books by local authors

Endlings - 12 Courthouse St, TN34 3BA

Opening hours: 10am - 4.30pm Mon - Sat, 12-4pm Sun 

Selling C20 paintings, prints, books & things Courthouse Street, Hastings

Hare & Hawthorn - 51 George St, TN34 3EA

Opening hours: 11am - 4.30pm Mon - Fri, 11am - 5pm Sat, 12-4pm Sun 

Bookshop selling fiction and non fiction for adults and children. We also sell greeting cards and gift wrap, stationery and pens.

The Hastings Bookshop - 5 Trinity St, TN34 1HG

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm Mon - Sat, closed Sun

Perks: 10% discount on production of bookshop crawl ID card. 

Opening in November 2020, The Hastings Bookshop is a new, independent shop serving booklovers from near and far. We are situated in the heart of Hastings’s creative and vibrant America Ground district, alongside other amazing local businesses and a stone’s throw from the sea. Our booksellers have years of experience in the book business and are able to offer expert reading advice and recommendations. At The Hastings Bookshop we stock an interesting, diverse selection of fiction, poetry, philosophy, politics, art, biography, nature writing and children’s books. However, if we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can always order it in for you, at no extra cost! 

Printed Matter - 185 Queens Rd, TN34 1RG

Perks: 20% and 25% off selected titles throughout the shop. 

The bookshop opened in July 2017 and is run by myself on a part time basis Thurs - Sat. The shop stocks lots of interesting books you often don't see in other shops from graphic novels; black culture, music, social history, to fiction and current affairs. I also sell vinyl, CDs & films and share the shop with Pressing Matters Records who run the basement shop. The book shop does have disabled access and is close to Hastings train station.

Hastings Itinerary

 

Leicester

Age UK Bookshop - 68 The Parade, Oadby, LE2 5BF

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm Mon - Sat, closed Sun 

Situated at the heart of Clarendon Park, our Queens Road bookshop offers a broad selection of pre-loved books. From graphic novels and art books to popular science and novels, every taste is catered to.

We also have a strong emphasis on academic texts and classic literature which are in great demand amongst the student population looking to cut the cost of their reading list.

Clarendon Books - 144 Clarendon Park Rd, LE2 3AE

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm Mon - Fri, closed Sat & Sun 

Clarendon Books has been an established bookshop since 1984 and carries a medium general stock with an emphasis on the arts. We always have a good collection of local history along with some antiquarian and collectable. 

Fox Books - St Martins Sq, 9 Silver Walk, LE1 5EW

Opening hours: 10.30am - 4.30pm Tues, Weds, Fri & Sat, 12pm - 6pm Thurs, 11am - 2pm Sun, closed Mon 

Fox Books is Leicester's independent bookshop. Opened in May 2021, we stock a curated selection of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children's titles with a focus on contemporary fiction. We also stock an array of local authors across all genres, host book clubs and events, and supply local organisations such as schools. Our charming little shop is situated in St Martin's Square, surrounded by wonderful cafes, restaurants and other independent businesses

Accessible for wheelchair users

Kibworth Books - The Barn, 29 High St, Kibworth, LE8 0HS

Opening hours: 10am - 4pm Mon - Sat, closed Sun 

Award winning independent bookshop in rural Leicestershire. 

LOROS Bookshop - 85 Queens Rd, Clarendon Park, LE2 1TT

Opening hours: 9.30am - 4.30pm Mon - Sat, closed Sun

Our book shop located on Queen’s Road in Leicester is an absolute must for any book lover. It offers a varied selection of non-fiction and fiction along with a dedicated children’s room.

Maynard and Bradley - 1 Royal Arcade, Silver St, LE1 5YW

Opening hours: 9.30am - 5pm Mon - Sat, closed Sun 

Second hand bookshop in Leicester selling maps and prints. 

Tin Drum Books - 68 Narborough Rd, LE3 0BR

Opening hours: 10am - 6pm Mon - Fri, 10am -5pm Sat, closed Sun 

Managers Ian and Val Smalley. Lots of modern fiction, sci-fi and thrillers. Good collections of poetry and politics. Books for book-art projects.

Leicester Itinerary

Newcastle upon Tyne

 

Books for Amnesty - 92 Westgate Rd, NE1 4AF

Opening hours; 10am - 5pm Mon - Sat, 12pm - 4pm Sun 

Perks: 20% discount on production of Bookshop Crawl ID card. 

“We may be tucked away, but this peaceful oasis has been serving the local community for over a decade and is very much on the map for book lovers in the area. Do come along and browse the bookshelves, constantly changing as new donations come in. Expect to find a warm and friendly welcome from our knowledgeable volunteer team, and fantastic second-hand books. Currently open 7 days a week, so pop in and see what reading treasure you will discover.”

Forbidden Planet - 49 Grainger St, NE1 5JE

Opening hours: 9.30am - 5.30pm Mon - Sat, 11am - 5pm Sun 

Keel Row Bookshop  - 11 Fenwick Terrace, Preston Rd, North Shields, NE29 0LU

Opening hours: 10am -5pm Mon - Sat, closed Sun 

Opened in 1981, we are the longest established antiquarian and second-hand bookshop in the North East of England. We travel countrywide to buy and sell rare and second-hand books, maps, photographs and ephemera.

The shop is based in an rambling Victorian townhouse in historic North Shields, close to the mouth of the River Tyne. We specialise in signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings, literature and modern first editions, children's books, and the history and topography of Northumberland, Durham and Newcastle, including the works of Thomas Bewick. The bookshop carries an extensive stock of second-hand books.

Newcastle Book Exchange - NE1 5AG

We are a small family run bookshop in the heart of Newcastle upon tyne located in the historic Grainger Market on ally 2 units 73/74.

Oxfam Books & Music - 57 St George's Terrace, West Jesmond, NE2 2SX

Opening hours: 10am - 4.30pm Mon - Sat, closed Sun 

We are a specialist shop nestled in the heart of Jesmond, a lovely residential area of Newcastle Upon Tyne. We opened in July 2010 and have on offer 5,000 books, 2,000 records, CDs and games as well as sheet music, cards and stationery within the shop. Our shop has high ceilings and a nice, bright and airy feel. We are gaining a very good reputation in the Rare and Collectable books and vinyl community, but also do a roaring trade in contemporary fiction and modern non-fiction. We also organise live music and book events and aim to be a hub of culture in this wonderfully tight-knit community.

Seven Stories - 30 Lime St, NE1 2PQ

Opening hours: 10am -5pm Mon - Sun, closed Wednesday in term time. 

The National Centre for Children's Books, open 7 days a week to share as many stories as we can. 

Travelling Man - 43 Grainger St, NE1 5JE

Opening hours: 10am - 6pm Mon - Sat, 11am - 5pm Sun 

Perks: 20% discount for bookshop crawlers, excludes Games Workshop, full CCG booster boxes. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. One voucher per customer.

Quirky shop for graphic novels, manga, role-playing and board games.

Accessibility: Shop is wheelchair accessible. 

Newcastle Itinerary

 

Norwich

Books for Amnesty - 82 St Benedicts St, NR2 4AB

Opening hours: 10am - 5.30pm Mon - Sat, 10.30am - 3pm Sun 

Recently relocated, we are delighted to be establishing ourselves as part of the vibrant St. Benedicts Street community. The new shop is light, spacious and perfect for browsing. Expect to find a warm and friendly welcome, fantastic second-hand books, with relaxed seating areas to meet with friends. Not to mention an exciting events programme.

Bookbugs and Dragon Tales - 41-43 Timber Hill, NR1 3LA

Opening hours: 10am - 5.30pm Mon - Sat, 11am - 4pm Sun 

Independent Children's Bookshop in the centre of Norwich. Specialising in events, activities and books for the young and the young at heart!

The Book Hive - 53 London St, NR2 1HL

Opening hours: 10am - 5.30pm Mon, 9.30am - 5.30pm Tues - Sat, 11am - 4pm Sun 

Perks: 20% discount on production of bookshop crawl ID card. 

The Book Hive is a place that celebrates the beauty of printed material – as well as the pleasures of whimsical, alternative curation.

We display our stock in a way that maximises the visual impact of book design, liberally spreading titles over tables and shelves face-out where possible. The shop is well-known for foregoing traditional sections, instead favouring mixes of the booksellers’ picks which allows for a unique browsing experience and the kind of serendipitous discovering that more traditional layouts – or algorithms – cannot replicate.

City Bookshop - 10 Davey Pl, NR2 1PQ

Opening hours: 9.30am - 5.15pm Mon - Fri, 9am -5.45pm Sat, 10.30am - 4pm Sun 

Situated in the heart of Norwich on a bustling pedestrianised street linking the historic Norman Castle with the famous Norwich Market, The City Bookshop is an independent family run bookshop with over 30 years experience in the book trade. We sell new, remaindered, second-hand and antiquarian books on a range of subjects including Local History (Norwich, Norfolk, Suffolk and The Broads), Art, Children's, Cookery, History, Military, Ornithology, Topography, Transport to name a few. You can browse our large selection of books which are aesthetically displayed, a relaxed environment away from the hustle and bustle from outside and our experienced staff are always there should you need them.

DNA - 11 Bank Plain, NR2 4SF

Opening hours: 10am - 5.30pm Tues - Sat, closed Sun & Mon 

Perks: 10% discount with bookshop crawl ID card, in store only. 

Focusing on stocking counterculture art and design books as well as trending novels from the US, DNA Norwich is a family-run contemporary art and book shop that celebrates printed material by combining art and books that are as poignant as they are beautiful. From Virgil Abloh’s ICONS to Reese’s Book Club favourites, the spacious shop on Bank Plain also stocks hand-made urban and contemporary artworks made by emerging and established UK artists.

Dormouse Books - 29 Elm Hill, NR3 1HG

Opening hours: 10am -4pm Tues - Sat, closed Sun & Mon 

Selling antique and second hand books in historic Elm Hill.

Jarrold Books Department - 1, 11 London St, NR2 1JF

Opening hours: 9.30am - 5pm Mon - Weds & Fri, 9.30am - 5.30pm Thurs, 9.30am -6pm Sat, 10.30am - 4.30pm Sun 

Nothing is more enjoyable or relaxing than switching off from the real world and curling up with a good book. At Jarrold we have a wide selection of books available online and many many more on the shelves of our Norwich book department. 

Oxfam Books & Music - 9-11 Bedford St, NR2 1AR

Opening hours: 9.30am - 5.30pm Mon -Sat, closed Sun 

Tombland Books - 8 Tombland, NR3 1HF

Opening hours: 10am - 4.30pm Tues - Sat, closed Sun & Mon

Our shop is a fine, 15th century building opposite the Cathedral in the centre of Norwich. We are the largest bookshop of its type in East Anglia with a constantly changing stock of secondhand and antiquarian books on most subjects displayed on two floors, whose price ranges from £1 to over £10,000. We also carry a significant stock of specialist and academic books.

Undercover Books - 23-25 Magdalen St, Upstairs@Looses, NR3 1LP

Opening hours: 10am -5.30pm Mon - Fri, 9am - 6pm Sat, 10.30am - 4.30pm Sun 

Undercover Books began in 2010 with a decision to take a corner space Upstairs@Looses in what was then an extensive Fleamarket open on Saturday only on the first floor. We are still in the original space but it has grown.

Looses, a purpose-built 1930s department store, is now a thriving, secondhand and antiques emporium, well known locally and nationally.

Norwich Itinerary

 

Sheffield

Kelham Island Books & Music - 284 Shalesmoore, S3 8UL

Opening hours: 12pm - 6.30pm Weds-Fri, 10am - 5.30pm Sat, 11am - 4.30pm Sun, closed Mon & Tues

Quality second-hand books and vinyl with a selection of new and remaindered books at bargain prices + art prints, greetings cards and gifts

La Biblioteka - Kommune, Castle House, S3 8LN

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm Tues - Sat, 12pm - 4pm Sun 

Perks: proof goody bags as part of Indie Bookshop Week! Limited availability. 

 

Next Chapter Books - 7 Rustlings Rd, S11 7AA

Opening hours: 10.30am - 5pm Weds - Sat, closed Sun-Tues

Next Chapter Books offers a range of quality secondhand books as well as new books by local writers and small presses. We specialise in Art, Photography and Design, Philosophy, Poetry, Film, Travel and Topography, History, and Literary Fiction including Modern First Editions. Books bought and sold.

 

Oxfam Bookshop - 276 Glossop Rd, Broomhall, S10 2HS

Opening hours: 9.30am - 5.30pm Mon - Fri, 9.30am - 5pm Sat, 12-4pm Sun 

Welcome to Sheffield (West St) Glossop Rd. We sell a great range of donated books - Fiction and Non-fiction, plus Sheffield Local History books - as well as Vinyl and CDs, DVDs and console games.

 

Porter Bookshop - 227 Sharrow Vale Rd, Sharrow, S11 8ZE

Opening hours: 10am -5.30pm Tues, Weds & Fri, 1.30pm - 5.30pm Thurs, 9.30am - 5pm Sat, closed Sun & Mon 

Second hand books bought and sold
Collections/libraries sought-most subjects covered

Rhyme and Reason - 681 Eccleshall Rd, Sharrow, S11 8TG

Opening hours:9am - 5pm Mon - Sat, 11am -3pm Sun. 

Perks: 10% discount on production of bookshop crawl ID card. 

Flourish & Blotts but with more dogs and less narcissistic authors (most of the time).

We are an independent bookshop in Sheffield. Since we opened in 1999, we’ve had the pleasure of helping thousands of readers find their perfect book. Though we specialise in Children’s books, we also have a wide range of adult fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

Whether you have a particular book in mind or would like a recommendation from one of our friendly staff members, we’re sure to have the book for you!

Accessibility: the front room of the shop is wheelchair accessible, but the back two rooms are up some stairs. 
An independent magazine and bookshop in Sheffield city centre. La Biblioteka offers a tight curation of books and journals across a range of genres.

Sheffield Itinerary

 

Stratford upon Avon

Chaucer Head Bookshop - 21 Chapel St, CV37 6EP

Opening hours: 12pm - 4.45pm Thurs, 11am -4.45pm Fri, 11am - 5pm Sat, closed Sun - Weds

We are a second-hand bookshop located in the centre of Stratford upon Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare. We stock second-hand, rare and antiquarian books covering a wide range of subject matter; fiction and non fiction, old and new. Whether you are looking for an inexpensive holiday read or a very special present it is well worth while paying us a visit.

JW Books - The Shopping Courtyard, Stratford Garden Centre, Campden Rd, Lower Quinton, CV37 8LW

Opening hours: 10.30am - 5.30pm Mon - Sat, 10.30am - 4.30pm Sun 

JW Books run by Proprietor John Welch was originally run for forty years in Evesham, Worcestershire. Taken over by John in 2011 it was decided that the business need to be re-established and initially moved to Blackminster Business Park just outside of Evesham. Run from the site from 2013 to 2015 it was again decided in order to relocate the business it was moved to the newly developed Shopping Courtyard at Stratford Garden Centre, Clifford Chambers, Stratford upon Avon.

The business prides itself on the finest quality second hand and antiquarian books with many first edition hardbacks in stock. We stock a large variety of subjects from history, military, cookery, biographies, fiction and much more. Plus especially for our new venue we have now started our 'Paperback corner' specialising in a variety of paperback fiction

The Shakespeare Bookshop - 37 Henley St, CV37 6QW

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm Mon - Sun 

We are the specialist bookshop of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, based on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon right next door to Shakespeare's birthplace.

We offer the very best selection of Shakespeare books for children, young adults, literary lovers, history buffs, students and academics. From gift editions to complete works, and board books to literary adaptations, we aim to have something for everyone. For stationery lovers, we also offer a range of Shakespeare-inspired notebooks, gift wrap and locally printed letterpress cards.

Every purchase supports the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and helps to keep Shakespeare's heritage alive. Registered Charity Number 209302

The Shakespeare Hospice Bookshop - 45A Rother St, CV37 6LT

 

The Shakespeare Hospice Bookshop has two floors filled with great books for all ages and interests. It also has a special section on Shakespeare and local history. Heading upstairs, visitors will be greeted with its fantastic performance arts and media room featuring sheet music, vinyl records, dvds, cds, music books, theatre and plays. Next to that room, we have an enviable collection of literature, poetry, transport and vintage books and more on offer. In 2018, the Bookshop was awarded the “Specialist Retail Outlet of the Year” in Britain by Hospice UK.

All profits support The Shakespeare Hospice which is located in Shottery where it provides hospice care for patients with life-limiting illnesses, home support for patients and their carers, and bereavement support, including those for children and young people.

The Bookshop is open from Mondays to Saturdays 10am to 4pm. It is just minutes away from Shakespeare’s birthplace and Holy Trinity Church. It is also just across from Masons Court, the oldest building in Stratford-upon-Avon built in 1481. Pay and Display parking is available next door to the Bookshop. It has ground floor wheelchair access. Its address is: 45A Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6LT Phone: 01789 209 232 . Follow the Bookshop on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

 

Stratford upon Avon Itinerary