Seven brilliant bookshops to visit during Independent Bookshop Week 2017

Ketts Bookshop in Wymondham, one of the unique independent bookshops in Norfolk. Photo shows volunte

Ketts Bookshop in Wymondham, one of the unique independent bookshops in Norfolk. Photo shows volunteer Elena Kenny. Picture by Sonya Duncan - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2016

Independent Bookshop Week runs from Saturday, June 24 to Saturday, July 1. Here we look at some of the brilliant bookshops across the county you can visit to celebrate:

The Book Hive on London Street in Norwich. Picture: submitted

The Book Hive on London Street in Norwich. Picture: submitted - Credit: Archant

• The Book Hive, Norwich

Located in the heart of the city, The Book Hive is a three storey building filled with an intriguing selection of titles, organised in to five categories; Fiction, Poetry, Art & Design, Children's Books and Cookery.

• 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.

Diss Publishing Bookshop.
Photo: Angela Sharpe

Diss Publishing Bookshop. Photo: Angela Sharpe - Credit: Archant � 2008


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• 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.

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• 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.

Volunteers at Kett's Books in Wymondham, from left, Adele Kenny (9), Chloe Dawson, Emily Spencer, an

Volunteers at Kett's Books in Wymondham, from left, Adele Kenny (9), Chloe Dawson, Emily Spencer, and Ian Maunders. Picture: Courtesy of Kett's Books - Credit: Archant

• 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.

Marilyn Brocklehurst, owner of Norfolk Children's Book Centre.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Marilyn Brocklehurst, owner of Norfolk Children's Book Centre. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: � ARCHANT NORFOLK PHOTOGRAPHIC

• 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.

David Makinson, owner of Holt Bookshop.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

David Makinson, owner of Holt Bookshop. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Dr Jenny Boyd was signing copies of her new book at Ceres Bookshop in Swaffham. Picture: Ian Burt

Dr Jenny Boyd was signing copies of her new book at Ceres Bookshop in Swaffham. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

Louise Abbott runs Crabpot Books in Cley. Picture: Ian Burt

Louise Abbott runs Crabpot Books in Cley. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

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