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The Bookshop Guide - the only guide to all the UK's secondhand and antiquarian bookshops, bookrooms, and market stalls.  Add your bookshop here


22.09.16. Somewhat belatedly, a roundup of all the recent readers' reviews of bookshops around the UK - including two new additions.  Add a comment

22.09.16. Many thanks to Caro for adding Siop Lyfrau'r Hen Bost (Old Post Office Bookshop) and The Little Bookshop - both in Blaenau Ffestiniog. She also alerted me to a listing error with Walter Lloyd Jones Saleroom in Barmouth, which now properly appears in North Wales.  Add a comment

20.09.16. Mick Pickard, who has run The Bookshop in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, north Wales, for ten years, was handed a £75 fixed penalty notice for discarding an extinguished cigarette butt down a ventilation grid leading to his own cellar ... more  Add a comment

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We consider a 'shop' to be any business with a significant stock of secondhand or collectable books, that welcomes visitors at advertised times, or by prior appointment. This includes permanent units in antique markets, private bookrooms, and weekly market stalls. Entries in the Bookshop Guide are free, so why not take the opportunity to add your shop now.

Perhaps the most (in)famous bookshop guide was produced by Drif and old copies continue to delight customers and enrage many in the book trade. Drif reviewed the owners as much as their shops or stock and revelled in their eccentricities.

In the spirit of Driff we invite you to review the nation's bookshops and tell us which you think are the good, the bad and the ugly.

Left you out? Got the details wrong? Please send us your corrections.

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