Norwich bookshop in the running for coveted indie prize at British Book Awards
The Book Hive in Norwich has been shortlisted for Independent Bookshop of the Year at the British Book Awards.
Located on London Street, the shop joins four others shortlisted for the East, including Harris & Harris in Suffolk and Niche Comics in Huntingdon.
Henry Layte, owner of The Book Hive, said: 'We are thrilled to have again been shortlisted in the East of England category for the Independent Bookshop of the Year Award - putting us on the longlist for the national prize.
'It is the most coveted award in the industry, run by The Bookseller magazine who are at the heart of the nation's booktrade, so it is a great honour.'
MORE: How a Norfolk man went from working on a farm to working with world-renowned writersA total of 42 independent bookshops from eight regions have made the cut and will compete to become regional winners, with names to be announced on Wednesday, March 15 at the London Book Fair.
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These lucky few will then go head to head for the overall Independent Bookshop of the Year crown at the British Book Awards to be held at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Monday, May 8.
The full shortlist for the East:
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- 2 'I couldn't believe my eyes' - snorkeller finds 125-year-old shipwreck
- 3 End of an era as cafe owner hangs up apron after 26 years
- 4 Location revealed for new major music festival with '90s flavour'
- 5 Huge village home with indoor swimming pool for sale for £1.2m
- 6 Former teacher who abused young boys handed 25-year sentence
- 7 Do you recognise this man?
- 8 Norfolk beach ranked among world's top tourist attractions
- 9 Huge Christmas market returning to Norfolk Showground for 2021
- 10 Bus services to be cancelled and changed amid driver shortage
• The Book Hive, Norwich
• Niche Comics, Huntingdon
• Lindum Books, Lincoln
• Harris & Harris, Clare, Suffolk
• Rogan's Books, Bedford
Customers can share why they think The Book Hive should win the indie prize with The Bookseller Magazine online here.