A Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – The Bound, Whitley Bay
On my tour of accessible bookshops of the UK, this time I feature a new shop on the coast in the seaside town of Whitley Bay, in North Tyneside, home of Spanish City and an increasing number of gift shops that are eager to welcome visitors. Established in conjunction with Forum Bookshop (see my previous post in this series) the friendly welcoming staff are determined to make it accessible to all, and have been successful. The doorway is wide and there is no step, in fact it is a completely flat entrance. Virtually everything inside is accessible, with many books being face out. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, and will order books to be sent to your home address with little fuss. Four legged friends are also welcome, with a dog bowl being available.
There is a good range of books to be found here, and they are enthusiastically arranging events with supporters such as Ann Cleeves of Vera fame (the town has appeared in at least one episode of the television series). This is a bookshop that will no doubt go from strength to strength – it certainly deserves to succeed!
- the bound
Independent bookshop , open 7 days a week
Mon-Sat 10-5 Sun 11-4 Independent bookshop , open 7 days a week Address 82A Park View Contact 01914221017
Hours Monday – Saturday 10.00 – 5.00 Sunday 11.00 – 4.00