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Any indie bookshops open

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BBBear Tue 31-Mar-20 11:23:40

I’m going to order a ton of books to see us all through isolation. My local bookshop is closed for all orders so I had intended to use Amazon, unless anyone can recommend an I die bookshop currently open to online orders?

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doasIsaynotasIdo Tue 31-Mar-20 11:30:09

There is a lovely, albeit small, bookshop in London called word on the water (it is on a barge near King's Cross) I know they have a website although I suspect choice might be limited due to their size.

CatChant Tue 31-Mar-20 11:32:07

This is one of my favourites.

doasIsaynotasIdo Tue 31-Mar-20 11:32:27

Don't! Just seen that the link doesn't seem to work. You can find them on Facebook though.

MyDcAreMarvel Tue 31-Mar-20 11:36:55

It’s a not for profit feminist womens co operative. Highly recommend them lovely staff.

BothALarkAndAnOwl Tue 31-Mar-20 11:44:09

P&G Wells in Winchester. Free doorstep delivery for orders over £30. Otherwise, it’s mail order. Hope link works - am on my phone!

BothALarkAndAnOwl Tue 31-Mar-20 11:45:31

I should have said free doorstep delivery for local orders for P&G Wells!

Palavah Tue 31-Mar-20 11:50:13

Try hive books - they will let you know which independents near you are open/delivering/available for collection

ClaraLane Tue 31-Mar-20 11:51:12

I think Hive are having some issues at the moment so they’re suggesting people buy through Simon from Big Green Books. I’ve bought plenty from him before he he’s fab.

Palavah Tue 31-Mar-20 11:55:24

Oh! I didn't know that - shame.

highlandcoo Tue 31-Mar-20 12:19:21

Our local bookshop is delivering but only locally.

Where are you approximately OP?

BBBear Tue 31-Mar-20 13:21:53

Thanks everyone.

I’m in East Berkshire @highlandcoo

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KeithLeMonde Tue 31-Mar-20 15:21:51

This account retweets lots of indie bookshops and is worth a follow

Have a look at their feed for an idea of who is still open and who has closed

highlandcoo Tue 31-Mar-20 20:37:45

Ah no good unfortunately B.B. I’m in the northwest.

Good link Keith

NerrSnerr Tue 31-Mar-20 20:50:55

They also do 'buy a stranger a book' every week which is lovely.

YounghillKang Wed 01-Apr-20 11:50:23

If you go to

you can check out which bookshops are in your area and whether they’re delivering or not.

Snogood Wed 01-Apr-20 11:56:42

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