27.02.15. When I spoke to the owner of BooksIsell in 2010 he said that he was open 'when I'm here ...' but that he 'didn't have any books people would want to buy.' By contrast, new owner Brian Stringer says he has turned his passion for visiting bookshops into an occupation and 'welcomes fellow book lovers and collectors'. It could be time for another visit. Add a comment
24.02.15. Here are our readers' latest bookshop reviews Add a comment
23.02.15. Sean Sexton has added Egans Bar & Books in County Claire, which he describes as having a small but good stock of collectable Irish titles and strong on art books. Add a comment
23.02.15. Thanks to Chris K for finding The Mission Hall Antiques Centre in Barnard Castle, who say they have 'two or three bookcases of secondhand books. Add a comment
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
add your shop now.
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.