Participating Bookshops 2019


We are very happy to announce the following bookshops are participating in Feminist Book Fortnight 2019. Be sure to check each individual bookshop’s social media and website for their FBF announcements.

Book Corner, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire

Book Corner, Saltburn

Saltburn’s indie bookshop, specialising in contemporary fiction  and children’s books.  This year, Book Corner will be hosting its first ever literature and music festival in  collaboration with Saltburn Folk Club.  But first they’ll be doing Feminist Book Fortnight. Follow them on Twitter here. Facebook here.

Bookmarks Bookshop, London

UK’s leading socialist bookshop. Politics, trade unionism, labour history, environment, black struggle, women, culture, fiction, radical kids books. Check them out on Twitter for more info.

The Bookshop, Kibworth, Leicestershire


Great bookshop just outside Leicester. “Pop into our bookshop and see if you like it! You will  probably find an amazing book and it might change your life (for the better, of course). We’ll make you a cup of tea or coffee too if you fancy one and you can have a sit on the little sofa in The Fiction Room and gaze at all the treasures…”  Follow them on Twitter here.

Brick Lane Bookshop, London

Brick Lane Bookshop is an independent bookshop on, as its name suggests, the famous Brick lane. Their eclectic selection of books, cards and gifts makes for a very interesting browse. For a taste of that eclecticism, click here.

Brick Lane Bookshop

Bridge Bookshop, Isle of Man

Two family run independent bookshops, established in 1972, in Port Erin and Ramsey, Isle of Man. Follow them on Twitter here.

Broadway Bookshop, Hackney, London

A small but beautiful independent bookshop in busy Broadway Market, Hackney. You can find them on Facebook.

Brooks, Pinner, Middlesex

An independent bookshop and curious haven, found on the high street of Pinner, Middlesex. Check out their Twitter here.


Category is Books, Glasgow

The fiercely independent queer and LGBT bookshop in Glasgow, Scotland. Wife and wife run and so fab that even Nicola Sturgeon visited them!! Follow them on Twitter here.

Children’s Bookshop, Muswell Hill, London

The Children’s Bookshop, Muswell Hill is an independent family-owned children’s bookshop which first opened in 1974. For more fun, here’s their Twitter account.

City Books, Hove

Brighton and Hove’s largest and liveliest independent bookshop since 1986. More info via their Twitter.

Crediton Community Bookshop, Crediton

A fabulous indie bookshop and a social enterprise committed to finding creative ways to support community projects. Follow them on Twitter.

Bookseller Crow, Crystal Palace, London

Once described as “shabby but wonderful”, the Bookseller Crow is a bookshop on a hill, in South East London. Well tasty. Their irreverent Twitter account can be found here.

Drake, The Bookshop, Stockton on Tees

Regional Winner of Independent Bookshop of the year 2018. A quaint and quirky place to buy great books. And here they are on Twitter.

Forum Books, Corbridge, Northumberland

Eclectic, original and endlessly enthusiastic, Forum Books is an award winning independent bookshop situated in the heart of Northumberland. Catch them on Twitter.

Golden Hare, Edinburgh

Situated in the unique, vibrant St Stephen Street in Stockbridge in Edinburgh this independent bookseller has knowledgeable, passionate booksellers.  Follow them on twitter here.

Housmans Bookshop, Kings Cross, London

Not-for-profit indie bookshop based in Kings Cross, London since 1959.  Housmans hosts regular events and specialises in radical books, zines and periodicals. You can find their Twitter here.


Hunting Raven Books, Frome

Situated on Cheap Street, a medieval street with a leat running down the centre. Part of Winstone Books. “We pride ourselves on a warm welcome and efficient service, we look forward to meeting you.”

Hunting Raven Books, Frome

Imagined Things, Harrogate

Imagined Things is a proudly independent bookshop in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Located in the beautiful and iconic Westminster Arcade on Parliament Street in Harrogate Town Centre. Here’s their Twitter.

Ink@84 Books

Selling stories, dreams, drink & conviviality in N5…INK@84 is an independent bookshop-cafe in Highbury, North London.  You can follow them on Facebook here

Lighthouse Bookshop, Edinburgh

An independent community bookshop on the radical left, politically engaged and socially conscious. Lighthouse celebrate diversity of thought and expression, championing voices from the margins. Check out their very cute dog Artemis here.

Max Minerva’s, Bristol

A new indie bookshop in Bristol. Welcome, welcome.  See their news on Twitter here.

New Beacon Books, London

Specialists in African and Caribbean Literature since 1966 with an amazing story that you can read about here. And here’s their Twitter for good measure too.

New Beacon Books

Newham Books, London

Newham Bookshop has been running for 40 years!! Their stock covers a wide range of subjects, but they tend to specialise in the literary and academic titles of particular interest to their customers. Half of the shop is dedicated to children’s books. Follow them on Twitter.

News From Nowhere, Liverpool

Liverpool’s not-for-profit radical and  community bookshop – established in 1974, and run collectively by a women workers’ co-operative (which means no boss and no owner!). Follow the Amazons on Twitter here.

October Books, Southampton

Recently moved to new premises (yes, they bought the bank!), October Books are going from strength to strength.  They have a great selection of books as well as offering a range of eco-products.

October Books

Oxford University Press Bookshop, Oxford

The longest-established bookseller in Oxford, the Bookshop has four floors exclusively dedicated to OUP’s publishing.

Pages Chesire Street, London

New bookshop off Brick Lane, sister bookshop of Pages of Hackney. It will stock an eclectic selection of books by women and non-binary writers in a wide range of subjects.

Persephone Books, London

Persephone Books reprints neglected fiction and non-fiction by mid-twentieth century (mostly) women writers. Twitter account here.

Pickled Pepper Books, Crouch End, London

A specialist interactive children’s bookshop located in Crouch End, North London. Pickled Pepper Books host preschool activities and after school run Young Illustrators and a lively book group.

Quinn’s Bookshop, Market Harborough

Quinns Bookshop is an independent bookshop situated in Market Harborough (down the alley way between Joules Clothing and Andrew Grangers Estate Agents ). They stock a wide variety of books and art materials, greeting cards and have a local artists gallery. Follow them on Facebook here.

The Rabbit Hole, Brigg, Lincs

The Rabbit Hole is a new Independent Book Shop in Brigg North Lincolnshire.

Follow them on Facebook here.

Rabbit Hole, Brigg

Reading Matters, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak , Derbyshire

Reading Matters, High PeakLively, friendly independent bookshop, 7 years young, in the heart of the High Peak.  Lots of readings and talks as well as a book group,a special children’s corner and a warm welcome awaits you. Follow them on Twitter here.

Rhyme and Reason, SheffieldRhyme and reason

An independent bookshop based in Sheffield. They specialise in Children’s books, but also have a wide range of adult fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.  They do lots of events and are planning some for Feminist Book Fortnight.  Follow them on Twitter here.

Rogan Books, Bedford

The delightful children’s booksellers Rogan Books will also be hosting events as part of FBF 2019. Follow this emporium of imagination here.

Scarthin Books, Cromford

The quirky and unique Scarthin Books is a self-proclaimed “Bookshop for the Majority of Minorities”. More lovely craziness here.

Scarthin Books

Scrivners Books, Buxton

Scrivners Books, BuxtonA lovely second hand bookshop in the Peak District in Derbyshire. Voted one of the Guardian’s ten best second-hand bookshops, they add a pinch of theatricality to the art of bookselling with 40,000 books over five floors, an in-house bookbinding service and a tiny Victorian museum in the cellar for visitors to browse!  Follow them on Facebook here.

Sheelagh na Gig Bookshop, Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary

A friendly little bookshop in a beautiful village in North Tipperary. You can find out more on their Facebook page.

Storysmith, Bristol

Storysmith is a new independent bookshop for lovely Bristol. They do events, coffee, next-day ordering and worldwide delivery. Here is their Instagram page.

The Bookcase, Lowdham

“More than just a bookshop” where you are guaranteed a peaceful browse, The Bookcase is a friendly independent bookshop situated in the village of Lowdham, approximately 8 miles north of Nottingham. More info on their Twitter account.

Verzon Bookshop, Llandrindod Wells Verzon Bookshop

Local bookshop also selling crafts and art materials.  Very friendly staff.  Follow them on Facebook here.

Vinyl Fiction, Manchester

“Kind of small at the moment but carefully curated”. Find them at 103 Manchester Road Chorlton opposite Unicorn.  They love music and literature so they sell both.  “Our vibe is really all about great service, great relationships and continuing to build on and share our knowledge.”

Warwick Books, Warwick

Warwick Books is the town’s only independent bookshop, established in 2004. Follow them on Twitter.

Wenlock Books, Much Wenlock, Shropshire

Much more than just a bookshop! Wenlock Books is at the heart of the creative and literary community of Much Wenlock and is the creator of the nationally acclaimed Wenlock Poetry Festival. Check out their events page here.

Woodbridge Emporium, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Woodbridge EmporiumAn emporium of books and tea.  Jules opened this shop in May 2017.  Here’s what she has to say about opening a bookshop: “With independent bookshops disappearing weekly and me being dyslexic, everyone thought I had completely lost my marbles (hush, no comments!).  The challenges were terrifying and numerous, but I decided to go ahead and open a bookshop anyway, what had I to lose apart from money and my sanity!!…. Has it worked? Well, our motto is now ‘Don’t compete, Be Different’ and different we will strive to be. Different as in, we love everyone, we are diverse and welcome all types of books and all types of people.  We are going from strength to strength and the support from the community is awesome.”  You can follow them on Facebook and Twitter

We are very pleased to announce that the following libraries, museums and organisations are also taking part in Feminist Book Fortnight 2019:

The Feminist Library, London

The Feminist Library is a large collection of Women’s Liberation Movement literature based in London. They have been supporting research, activist and community projects since 1975. Follow them on Instagram. 

The Feminist Library

The Women’s Library, London School of Economics

The Women’s Library @ LSE is England’s main library and museum resource on women and the women’s movement, concentrating on Britain in the 19th and 20th centuries. Here’s their website

See the library’s Twitter news here.

Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow 

The supercool GWL is the only Accredited Museum in the UK dedicated to women’s lives, histories and achievements, with a lending libraryarchive collections and innovative programmes of public events & learning opportunities. Check out their Instagram here

The People’s History Museum, Manchester

The shop at the Museum has lots of radical books and toys as well as other items.  They will be focusing on feminist books for Feminist Book Fortnight.

Honno, Welsh Women’s Press, Aberystwyth

Honno is an award winning  independent co-operative press run by women and committed to bringing readers the best in Welsh women’s writing. See what they are up to by checking out their Twitter feed here.


Libreria Marco Polo, Venice

Yes! The fab indie bookshop in beautiful Venice, Libreria Marco Polo, will be participating in FBF 2019 too. Here’s their insta. 

Otherwise Bookshop, Rome

The second Italian bookshop to ask to join Feminist Book Fortnight.  An English language bookshop  hosting literary events and reading groups, as well as being a meeting place in Rome for readers of English (and speakers of all languages).  Follow them on Facebook here. 

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