It’s Independent Bookshop Week, so we’re rounding up the very best indies for you to visit this weekend… the perfect excuse to support your local independent booksellers and buy yourself a new book (or two)!
Persephone Books is an independent bookshop and publisher, dedicated to reprinting forgotten novels by women writers. Famous for their stylish grey covers and beautifully-designed endpapers, Persephone is a peaceful haven in the centre of Bloomsbury. Even better, the shop’s team operates a strict afternoon tea policy, with all employees required to break at 4pm daily for tea and cake…
This original Edwardian bookshop boasts an impressive three floors with original oak balconies, a high conservatory ceiling and beautiful stained glass windows – as well as lots of lovely books to suit any mood. A little (or rather large) gem on Marylebone High Street.
A busy cultural hub for the local community, Golden Hare Books in Edinburgh is a welcoming and friendly independent. Its booksellers are full of knowledge and genuinely passionate about their literary offerings. They even have a regular podcast about all things bookish!
With its iconic green storefront, Foster Books has been the go-to bookshop for the people of Chiswick since 1968. This independent specialises in used, hard-to-find, out-of-print or rare books. Have a browse if you’re in the market for something special!