Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Independent Booksellers Week - Plymouth

University Bookseller

In recognition of Independent Booksellers Week, which is taking place this week, I decided to take a trip to my local independent bookshop.

As the name suggests, University Bookseller is an academic bookshop that stocks textbooks for courses taught at Plymouth University which is just around the corner from the shop.

The bookshop is spread over two floors with the science and medical sections taking up the basement. In addition to the edifying academic books, the shop also displays a good selection of fiction titles.

The ground floor of the shop.
There are a couple of good secondhand bookshops in Plymouth, but University Bookseller is the only independent bookshop I know of in the city that sells new books. 

Do you have many independent bookshops where you live? Do you use your local bookshop, or do you prefer to buy online or from a chain store?


  1. We don't seem to have an independent bookstore here any longer. :( Lots of used bookstores, just not any indie ones.

    I love the vintage look to the photos you posted here!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I was glad even to find one independent bookshop here as many other towns and cities I visit in the UK don't have even one anymore. Also, it can be difficult to find a dedicated secondhand bookshop in some towns now, although there are many charity shops (thrift shops) which sell books.