Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – Lockdown Books
It is really helpful and exciting when people contact me online to tell me about bookshops that are accessible for Morgan the trusty wheelchair. That’s how I found out about Lockdown Books!
It is in a small village on the Welsh borders – Kington in Hertfordshire. It is at number 48 on the High Street, which is not very long! After essential refreshments at a local cafe, we tracked down the shop and had a long chat with the owner.
As you can see from the website – https://lock-down-books.com/ the bookshop specialises in “Politics, social and ecological issues, feminism, queer, landscape, art and poetry” . It means that there are not huge number of books on display, but they are all carefully chosen and certainly not what you would find in other bookshops generally. Local authors also present copies to the shop so there are some really special books available. There is also a collection of lovely art for sale from local artists, which we didn’t actually take photos of – probably copyright!
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10-5
48 High Street, Kington, Herefordshire. HR5 3BJ.
Tel: 07859 479896
We had a good time discussing book selling and life generally, so if you find yourself in the area, it’s a really good place to visit!
(Of course if you have ideas for others places we could visit – do let me know – please – twitter @NorthernReader or comment below)