In a new segment beginning today, we will be looking at independent bookshops from around the country, focusing on a particular shop each month. Our bookshop of the month for August is Picture Book in Leek, a haven for lovers of local history, wildlife and the great outdoors.
For those looking to explore the countryside surrounding the small market town of Leek on the edge of the Peak district, Picture Book is a must-stop shop. Specialising in local history and wildlife books, Picture Book also has a great selection of bestsellers and children’s books, perfect for the trip out to the country. For those looking for a more active visit to the Staffordshire region, Picture Book also stocks books on local walks, climbing spots, railway and military sights, maps and local architecture books, such as Yale’s Pevsner Architectural Guides (currently in a 20% off promotion at Picture Book).
Picture Book has been trading as an independent bookshop for 28 years and is situated right in the centre of Leek. Locally the shop is known as an ‘Alladin’s cave’ of natural history books, specifically bird books, which is somewhat a specialty (they have a stand at Rutland Bird Fair each year).
Finding Picture Book
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6 Stanley Street
Phone: 01538 399033 or 01538 384337
To learn more about Yale-affiliated bookshops, visit our Bookshops page, where you can find your nearest bookshop, and read more about our Book Shop of the Month.
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Pevsner completed his survey of England’s buildings with Staffordshire. A county of striking contrasts, it includes the industrial towns that make up Stoke-on-Trent and much of the Black Country, but also the cathedral city of Lichfield, and the wild country of the Peak District and Cannock Chase. Staffordshire’s best timber-framed houses rival those of Cheshire, while the local stone gives shape to country houses such as Shugborough, with its celebrated garden building, and to two neo-Gothic masterpiece churches, Pugin’s Cheadle and Bodley’s Hoar Cross. Modern buildings include the playful and inventive 1930s pavilions of Dudley Zoo.