Browses some Lincolnshire Bookshops
There are some great secondhand bookshops in Lincolnshire but they weren't in
Lincoln where I expected to find them but in Stamford
which boasts four excellent shops, all of a good size, run by knowledgeable staff
and with wide-ranging stocks. Well worth seeking them out for a good afternoon's
browse. The town itself provides excellent maps on every corner so all four can
be easily found.
Lincoln itself, Trayers at 211 High Street is now Phones4U but I found a new shop
called Bailgate Books at
8 Bailgate with a small general stock but room to grow.
other Lincoln shops are in the same area, around the cathedral. Readers
Rest is a large premises with several rooms of books and is the best of them.
Harlequin in Steep Street was poorly organised but OK if you like a rummage
with double layers of books on most shelves and others stacked on the floor.
Jews Court Bookshop has a small
well-organised stock emphasising local history and also stocks new books on local
history (and new books in the Shire series).
Books at 61 Westgate, Grantham now just stocks remainders and the other shop in
Grantham, Eskay Books, is only open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10.00 - 4.00 and
Saturday 9.00 - 4.30 so I missed it.
Bookshop in Sleaford is well-worth seeking out. It doesn't look much from
the front but speak nicely to the knowledgeable but quirky owner and he'll let
you view the semi-organised stock in the "garage" at the back. An Aladdin's Cave
for browsers and all at low prices.
last visit was to Autumn Leaves,
a small shop behind the Co-op in Nettleham. A friendly owner and a small, well-organised
stock targeted at locals.
Happy browsing, Bridget.