Although another lockdown will give people more time to read, it’s a big blow to all the indie booksellers and shops out there who’ll have to shut up shop for another month. Luckily brand new online retailer Bookshop, which brings together loads of local and independent bookshops from across the UK, has just launched making it easy for you to order your books from them and not from massive corporations who don’t pay their tax properly. Look we’re not gonna pretend we never use Amazon but the little guys really need help too and this is a great way of doing it.
You can search by shop if there’s a specific one you’d like to buy from (they’ll receive the full profit from your order) otherwise your order money goes into a pool that gets shared amongst the sellers. There are lots of London stores, like Artwords. Brick Lane Books, Pages of Hackney, The Word and Nomad Books on there so get browsing and get buying.