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Books From Home

Updated: Mar 23, 2020

With the current situation many people are self isolating or in quarantine but might be feeling well enough to read a book or two, but where to get books if you can’t go out? Particularly if you want to keep supporting an independent bookshop and don’t have an e-reader (or just like paper books sometimes). Inspired by the author Tasha Suri who put together a crowd sourced list on twitter, here are a few links to places where you can order books online or by phone (inclusion in this list is not necessarily endorsement).

There is also a link to some free stories at the bottom of the page!

If you want to buy directly from smaller Independent Publishers then do check out this article.

Pile of books, photo by Jade Stephens via Unsplash


There is a list of London bookshops in this article by the Evening Standard.

Gay’s the Word They are working on their website but in the meantime you can email them

Round Table Books Order via their website

The Second Shelf Order via email details on their website

Persephone Books Order via their website

The Alligator‘s Mouth Order via their website

Newham Books Taking orders via phone 020 8552 9993 and email website

Goldsboro Books Order via their website

Kirkdale Bookshop Order via phone 020 8778 4701 email or via their website

Treadwells Bookshop Order via their website

Henry Sotheran Ltd

Order via their Website

Middlesex/Greater London Brooks Pinner Order via their website

Somerset Books on The Hill Order by phone 01275 873647 or email or order via their website

Devon Dogberry & Finch Books Order by phone 01837 657563 or email , their website

Norwich The Book Hive Order via their website

Wales Richard Booth‘s Books Taking orders via email or phone 01497 820322 their website

Derbyshire Scarthin Books Taking order via phone 01629 823272 or email more details on their website

Yorkshire Portal Bookshop Are taking order via email website details

Imagined Things Bookshop Order via their website

Manchester Paramount Order from their website

Chapter One Order from their website

Glasgow Category is books They are taking order by email more details on their website

Edinburgh The Portabello Bookshop Are taking orders from their contact page while they work on an online shop

Lighthouse Order via their website

Golden Hare Books Order via their website

Typewronger Books Order via email details on their website

National, online or multiple locations Foyles Order via their website

Forbidden Planet books and comics

Toppings & Company Booksellers Order via their website

Bert’s Books Online specialist

Wordery Online bookstore

World of Books Online book shop

The Great British Bookshop Online Bookshop

Hive Also supporting local bookshops

Big Green Bookshop Online Bookshop

New Releases

The British Fantasy Society are putting members new releases on their event calendar in the absence of physical events:

Free Stuff!

The British Science Fiction Association has collated links to free stories that well known authors are putting online :

If you have any shops or resources to add, do comment below or drop us a line.


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