I have previously received PR products from Penguin. Images in this post include Girl, Woman, Other, which was published by Penguin.
Today for my lifestyle post, I wanted to mention some small/independent businesses that I’ve bought from during lockdown (and a couple from before), and also link some resources where you can find some that might be near you. The cover photo features the books I’ve bought from indies since lockdown!
Note: these will mostly be UK businesses, but I’ve linked to some sites that have a directory of indie businesses across the world at the bottom, but as a UK resident, I’ve only purchased from UK sites. Some may ship internationally though, I’m not sure!
Firstly, for the places I’ve purchased from. Any marked with an * are ones I haven’t bought from during lockdown, but are still taking online orders.
West End Lane Books (WEL Books). London, England.
Big Green Books. Online only.
Mr. B’s Emporium.* Bath, England.
Topping & Company.* Bath, England. (Also branches in Ely, Edinburgh and St. Andrews).
Resources to Find Small Businesses to Support
Indie Bookstores Near You (INTERNATIONAL). Indie Bookstore Map.
Black-Owned Businesses UK. Shop Black.
Black-Owned Businesses (INTERNATIONAL). Lucy & Yak.
Indie Shops in the UK. Indie Retail.