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Support your Independent Bookstore


Small independent bookstores have always been an essential part of our communities, offering a unique and personalised experience that is hard to find in larger chain stores. These independent bookstores are often run by passionate booksellers who want to keep the art of reading and literature alive and thriving.

In recent years, independent bookstores have faced significant challenges due to the rise of Amazon and the pandemic's impact on physical retail. To keep these vital bookstores alive and thriving, it's essential to support them in any way we can. Here at Bookishly, we want to use our platform to shine a light on these beacons of joy.


  1. Shop local: Whenever possible, buy books from your local independent bookstore. Not only will you be supporting a small business in your community, but you will also have access to a curated selection of titles that reflect the local interests and preferences.
  2. Attend events: Independent bookstores often host author readings, book signings, and other literary events. Attend these events to show your support and engage with your local literary community.
  3. Spread the word: Share your love for your local independent bookstore on social media, recommend it to friends and family, and write positive reviews online. Word of mouth is a powerful tool that can help these bookstores reach new customers and thrive.
  4. Volunteer: If your local bookstore has a volunteer program, consider donating your time and skills to help out. Whether it's shelving books, organising events, or assisting with social media, your support can make a big difference.
  5. Buy gift cards: If you don't have time to visit your local independent bookstore in person, consider purchasing a gift card to give as a gift. It's a simple way to support the bookstore financially and encourage others to discover the joy of shopping local.


Independent bookstores play a vital role in our communities, and it's essential to support them whenever possible. By shopping local, attending events, spreading the word, volunteering, and buying gift cards, we can help keep these indie bookstores alive and thriving for generations.

Shop our 'Independent Bookstore' Collection. In purchasing from this collection you will be supporting our wonderful small bookish business. A business that in turn supports and creates for all other Independent bookstores worldwide.

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