I’ve created this page with links to local and International mostly Independent shops I visit or have visited. We have all heard about our local book stores struggling in the modern age and most could do with our help by simply popping down, purchasing a book and lending support.
Book stores are and always will be an important part of our community. Though I like online publishing, you just cannot beat a great bookstore, the smell of it and the books, the atmosphere, the joy of discovering a collectors book you want to add to your collection. Yes, we all know you can now buy your books online but come on, get out, go for a walk, be sociable with people in the shops who have the same passion and desire for books as you.
Here I will list, gradually as I remember stores I have visited, and stores I love to visit. Also, if you own a book store, or are just a reader who visits a local book store, leave a comment or contact me with details of the store and I will add it to the list of book stores that bring joy to us Literature lovers.
Charlie Byrne’s Book Shop Galway, Ireland
Chapters Book Store Dublin, Ireland
Gutter Bookshop Dublin Ireland
Arthur Probsthain London, England
Camden Lock Books London, England
Foyles London, England
London Review Bookshop London, England
Shakespeare and Company Paris, France
Moe’s Books Berkeley, CA, USA
City Lights Bookstore North Beach, SF, USA
Pulpfiction Books Vancouver, Canada
The Hickory Stick Bookshop Washington Depot, CT, USA
RJ Julia Booksellers Madison, CT, USA
Powell’s Books Portland Oregon, USA