7 brilliant bookshops in Norfolk to visit on National Bookshop Day 2017
PUBLISHED: 09:32 07 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:45 07 October 2017
Archant Norfolk 2017
To celebrate National Bookshop Day, here’s a look at some of the brilliant bookshops you can visit across the county:
• The Book Hive, Norwich
Located in the heart of the city, The Book Hive is a quirky three storey building filled with a vast selection of titles, which are organised in to five main categories; Fiction, Poetry, Art & Design, Children’s Books and Cookery. The business works hard to offer customers a great experience, arranging various events, including their upcoming Page Against The Machine reading nights, author talks and book launches.
• Diss Publishing, Diss
Established in 1864 Diss Publishing offers a variety of books, stationery and gifts and staff pride themselves on offering old-fashioned service.
• Kett’s Books, Wymondham
Following the closure of the only bookshop in the town, a group of volunteers opened Kett’s a not-for-profit bookshop offering customers books from all genres, specialising in children’s and books by local authors.
• Norfolk Children’s Book Centre, Alby
Norfolk Children’s Book Centre was created by Marilyn Brocklehurst, who worked her way up through the Library Service before leaving to set up her ideal shop. The centre contains over 50,000 books and encourages parents to sit on their sofa and read with children.
• The Holt Bookshop, Holt
Situated in the Georgian market town of Holt, The Holt Bookshop has more than 12,000 books in stock and prides itself on its variety of local interest titles. The shop was opened in 2005 by Stephen Fry and has been named on of Britain’s 50 best bookshops by The Independent.
• Ceres Bookshop & Tearoom, Swaffham
Set in the heart of a busy market town, Ceres has an enviable reputation for offering everything an avid book reader may need and have an extensive selection of new and secondhand books available.
• Crabpot Books, Cley next the Sea
Louise Abbott left her job as a book editor in London to open this book store by the sea. The store sells secondhand books and is named so because it replaced a village store which sold crab.
• What’s your favourite independent bookshop in Norfolk? Let us know in the comments below.