Five Leaves Bookshop – An accessible, radical and independent bookshop in central Nottingham
It’s been some time since I did a Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels post – major health problems in the family sadly. This bookshop was a happy discovery or rediscovery on a cold January day. It is very central in a side street, and very near a tram stop – Old Market Square (a system which is also accessible to wheelchair users in this city). Its roots are in publishing, but this bookshop is also the centre of many events in the area.
As you can see from the pictures it is accessible for wheelchair users as ably demonstrated by myself and daughter. While not huge inside it has a big stock of books, especially poetry, radical and independently published. It also sells books which you may be lucky enough to discover that are of more general appeal. It is well designed so that I could get around easily and see the magazines and other items available. Referring to access on the website it states
The approach and doorway to our shop is level access. Wheelchairs and motorised wheelchairs can reach most parts of the shop. Staff are always happy to pull down items from high shelves. Our toilet is also accessible (note – because of COVID we do not currently allow customer access, but there are Council public toilets in the next alleyway.) Mail order is postfree to those who are housebound or shielding.
We received a friendly and helpful welcome, and I thoroughly recommend a visit.