Independent Booksellers’ Week

Dear Readers,

I hope you have all had a lovely Independent Booksellers’ Week. I celebrated by buying books at the London Review Bookshop (including a beautiful edition of Teffi’s short stories published by the independent Pushkin Press) and attending The Big Bookshop Debate at Foyles. I hope you did something equally enjoyable!

Last year I wrote about one independent bookshop every day this week. This year, well, I have a full-time job that involves listening to screaming children all day every day, so I’ve been a bit too tired! However, lots of bookish treats are coming your way in the next little while, including:


A cult favourite: the beloved Mr. B’s Emporium of Reading Delights in Bath, England;


trendy little Ocelot, in Berlin;



and the massive booklovers’ paradise Dussman Das Kulturkaufhaus, also in beautiful Berlin.

You’ll be meeting them all soon. In the meantime, use this week as a chance to visit your regular or explore a new indie. Find a new book you would never know to look for. It will certainly make your day and it might just change your life.


7 responses to “Independent Booksellers’ Week

  1. yasmine rose

    Can’t wait to read your upcoming posts, I have been wanting to go to Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights ever since I heard of it about a year ago!


  2. While Dussmann definitely offers the bigger choice of books, the atmosphere in Ocelet is more pleasant. (And it just doesn’t feel like you’re a consuming pig due to the area. 😉 )


  3. Reblogged this on peakmemory and commented:
    I’d love to see Independent Booksellers’ Week brought to the U.S. My favorite Cleveland independent bookstore is Mac’s Backs


  4. kaggsysbookishramblings

    The Teffi is wonderful – hope you enjoy it!


  5. I, too, am looking forward to reading about Mr. B.’s Emporium of Reading Delights! I only recently heard about this shop, and it sounds wonderful.


  6. Mr B’s is AMAZING! As a student living in Bath, it’s my bookshop of choice, although I do love Toppings as well 🙂


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