Hidden Bookshelf Introduction

Hi, I’m Emily. I run a bookstagram account @thingsthativeread and for as long as I remember I’ve been obsessed with independent bookshops. For me, they’re the most exciting places, each one is completely different and contains a treasure trove of new reads. With this year’s pandemic, it has become even more important to support your local bookshops. Although Amazon and Waterstones are easy places to shop from, they’re not the ones who need your money and help the most. With lots of indie bookshops reaching out, now is the perfect time to shop small and shop local. However, I know that this is so much easier said than done, which is why I’m writing this column. Each month I’ll be bringing you a different bookshop from around the UK, information on how to shop remotely with them, interviews on how lockdown has affected them as a business, book recommendations and other bookish topics. Stay tuned, and let me know if there are any books or bookstores you think I should check out!

New entry on the 8th of every month.