Our Bookshops of the Year 2018

What a year it’s been! We have journeyed the length and breadth of Britain to show you some of our favourite bookshops, travelling 600 miles from our most northerly point – Edinburgh’s Cornerstone Bookshop – to our most southerly – Barton Books in Penzance. We have visited sculpture parks, crypts and many a gallery, interviewing the finest booksellers our humble isle has to offer. Here are our best bits from the past year…

JANUARY: Barbican, London

Emma on the Barbican’s iconic architecture

Photo credit: Max Colson

FEBRUARY: Atkinson-Pryce Books, Biggar

Millie on their eclectic range

MARCH: Church House Bookshop, London

Aude on their exciting Westminster setting

Church House Bookshop Quote

APRIL: Barton Books, Penzance

Barry on the inspiration behind his shop

Barton Books Quote

MAY: News from Nowhere, Liverpool

Mandy on the importance of books

News from Nowhere quote

JUNE: South London Gallery, London

Phoebe and Jack on their varied customer base

South London Gallery Quote

JULY: Ampleforth Abbey Bookshop, North Yorkshire

Georgie on her dream customer

Ampleforth Abbey Quote

AUGUST: Sarum College Bookshop, Salisbury

Jenny on their bookselling ethos
Sarum College Quote

Photo Credit: Ash Mills

SEPTEMBER: West End Lane Books, West Hampstead

Kim and Danny on community engagement

West End Lane Books Quote

OCTOBER: Cornerstone Bookshop, Edinburgh

Anna and her team on independent bookshops

Cornerstone Quote

NOVEMBER: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield 

Amanda on their spectacular location

Photo Credit: Jonty Wilde

DECEMBER: Pages of Hackney, London

Jo on the importance of accessibility in bookselling
Pages of Hackney Quote

Photo credit: Toby Peters


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