September 04 2015


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


3.09.15. Rickenbacker writes: 'Ripping Yarns , Highgate, London is closing 20th September. The shop does not come out favourably in your reviews but as the name suggests they are strong on childrens books, currently 25% off all stock. Credit to them for surviving so long in an expensive part of town.'  Add a comment

2.09.15. It's new, it's long overdue - and (I hope) it's improved. Bug reports appreciated.  Add a comment

2.09.15. Vivienne Mills of Astley Book Farm writes: 'I hope all Booksellers on here promote the site to their customers. It is an excellent resource for book lovers to use when they are travelling. We will regularly print details of bookshops in a county for customers to take away. All the effort that goes into this site should be applauded.'  Add a comment

2.09.15. Here are last week's bookshop reviews.  Add a comment

1.09.15. I look at our visitor stats at the end of most months and was rather surprised to see that the average number of visitors per day during August was just over 3,500. This exceeds what are usually the busiest months of February and May and is 1,000 a day more than in July. As August is usually the quietest month of the year and there are no obvious 'spikes' attributable to bots or spiders, I'm at something of a loss to explain it. However, whatever the explanation - I think more visitors is good news!  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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