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Our Bookshops of the Year 2018

What a year it’s been! We have journeyed the length and breadth of Britain to show you some of our favourite bookshops, travelling 600 miles from our most northerly point – Edinburgh’s Cornerstone Bookshop – to our most southerly – Barton Books in Penzance. We have visited sculpture parks, crypts and many a gallery, interviewing the finest booksellers our humble isle has to offer. Here are our best bits from the past year…

January: Barbican, London
Emma on the Barbican’s iconic architecture

February: Atkinson-Pryce Books, Biggar
Millie on their eclectic range

March: Church House Bookshop, London
Aude on their exciting Westminster setting

April: Barton Books, Penzance
Barry on the inspiration behind his shop

May: News from Nowhere, Liverpool
Mandy on the importance of books

June: South London Gallery, London
Phoebe and Jack on their varied customer base

July: Ampleforth Abbey Bookshop, North Yorkshire
Georgie on her dream customer

August: Sarum College Bookshop, Salisbury
Jenny on their bookselling ethos

September: West End Lane Books, West Hampstead
Kim and Danny on community engagement

October: Cornerstone Bookshop, Edinburgh
Anna and her team on independent bookshops

November: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield 
Amanda on their spectacular location

December: Pages of Hackney, London
Jo on the importance of accessibility in bookselling