We love real bookshops here at Eventispress. In fact all authors should make friends with their local bookshops and be a customer. The mutual support is great karma!
It is also a delight to see bookshops blogging about books, giving us updates of releases, events and news. We like the small independent blogs best; those that give an individual and local flavour.
Here are a few independent bookshop blogs we’ve discovered around the UK:
Portobello Bookshop blog in Edinburgh
Book a Blog in Oswestry
The Mad Hatter Bookshop Blog in Burford
The Riverside Bookshop Blog in London
The large chain bookstore blogs
…also give you a fantastic flavour of trends, best sellers and new releases:
Waterstones Book Blog (who have always been supportive of us at Eventispress)
Foyles Book Blog (who have several of our books on their on line site)
Blackwell’s Bookshop Blog (who have certainly been supportive of us in the past, especially up in Edinburgh and down in Cambridge)
How to support your favourite Bookshop from your own armchair:
Just before lock-down we highlighted online bookshops which gave you the opportunity to send a percentage to your favourite local bookshop. Now a few more sites like this have set up, for those still in the ‘buy everything on line’ mode. Here are the ones we know about:
Hive supports indie bookshops
Where are the best bookshops in the UK?
says the Guardian
says Skinny! ~ the best bookshops in Scotland
says Books and Bao
Do you have a favourite bookshop, or are you a bookshop owner who blogs? Do let us know and we’ll mention you too.