Books From Home
Updated: Mar 23
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.
There is a list of London bookshops in this article by the Evening Standard.
Round Table Books Order via their website https://www.roundtablebooks.co.uk/
The Second Shelf Order via email email@example.com details on their website https://thesecondshelf.com/
Persephone Books Order via their website http://www.persephonebooks.co.uk/
The Alligator‘s Mouth Order via their website https://www.thealligatorsmouth.co.uk/
Goldsboro Books Order via their website https://www.goldsborobooks.com/
Treadwells Bookshop Order via their website https://www.treadwells-london.com/
Henry Sotheran Ltd
Order via their Website https://sotherans.co.uk/
Middlesex/Greater London Brooks Pinner Order via their website https://www.brookspinner.com/
Norwich The Book Hive Order via their website https://www.thebookhive.co.uk/
Derbyshire Scarthin Books Taking order via phone 01629 823272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org more details on their website http://www.scarthinbooks.com/
Imagined Things Bookshop Order via their website https://imaginedthings.co.uk/
Manchester Paramount Order from their website http://paramountbooks.co.uk/
Chapter One Order from their website https://www.chapteronebooks.co.uk/
Glasgow Category is books They are taking order by email email@example.com more details on their website https://www.categoryisbooks.com/
Edinburgh The Portabello Bookshop Are taking orders from their contact page while they work on an online shop https://www.theportobellobookshop.com/
Lighthouse Order via their website https://www.lighthousebookshop.com/
Golden Hare Books Order via their website https://goldenharebooks.com
National, online or multiple locations Foyles Order via their website https://www.foyles.co.uk
Forbidden Planet books and comics https://forbiddenplanet.com/
Toppings & Company Booksellers Order via their website https://www.toppingbooks.co.uk
Bert’s Books Online specialist https://bertsbooks.co.uk/
Wordery Online bookstore https://wordery.com
World of Books Online book shop https://www.worldofbooks.com/en-gb
The Great British Bookshop Online Bookshop https://www.thegreatbritishbookshop.co.uk/
Abe Secondhand Books https://www.abebooks.co.uk/UsedBooks.shtml
Hive Also supporting local bookshops https://www.hive.co.uk/
Big Green Bookshop Online Bookshop http://biggreenbookshop.com/
The British Fantasy Society are putting members new releases on their event calendar in the absence of physical events: http://www.britishfantasysociety.org/events/
The British Science Fiction Association has collated links to free stories that well known authors are putting online : https://bsfa.co.uk/reaching-out-some-opportunities-to-read-watch-listen/
If you have any shops or resources to add, do comment below or drop us a line.