Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels

Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham – An accessible Bookshop in the centre of the city!

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…

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – Chorlton Bookshop Manchester -Small but perfectly formed and accessible

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – Chorlton Bookshop I am always on the lookout for bookshops – especially independent ones- that are accessible for my trusty powerchair Morgan. So I was delighted to discover Chorlton bookshop in a lovely highstreet just outside central Manchester. On their website  https://chorltonbookshop.co.uk/   they call the shop “small, but…

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – Fox Books, Leicester

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – Fox Books, Leicester It’s been a while since I posted a Bookshop Tour Post, but in the meantime I have given a talk on my adventures, at which one person commented that she thought it would be a list of complaints, and she was pleased to hear about such…

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – Nantwich Bookshop

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – Nantwich Bookshop Many independent bookshops claim – with justification – to be the centre of their community, and my Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels visit to Nantwich Bookshop on a Saturday morning proved that this bookshop was certainly busy! As we approached the awning covered area outside the shop…

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – Drake, The Bookshop, Stockton

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – Drake, The Bookshop, Stockton I discover bookshops that may be accessible by various means – including twitter, then try to message them to confirm that I can indeed get in with Morgan, my trusty powerchair. That is how I found out about Drake – The Bookshop, in Stockton. The…

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – Harlow Carr Garden Centre Bookshop

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – Harlow Carr Garden Centre, Harrogate PHONE 01423 565418 ADDRESS Crag Lane Harrogate North Yorkshire HG3 1QB     EMAILSEND EMAIL WEBSITEVISIT SITE OPENING HOURS Open Daily: 09:30 – 18:00 For those of us who would list “visiting bookshops” as one of our hobbies, the last few years have been…

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – Heffers, Cambridge

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – Heffers, Cambridge One of my favourite book shops since I was eighteen is Heffers Bookshop in Cambridge. Now it is actually part of the Blackwells group, but I think it retains much of the flavour of an independent shop. It is accessible for Morgan, my trusty powerchair, thanks to…

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – Oxfam Bookshop, Cambridge

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – Oxfam Bookshop, Cambridge One of the bookshops that I managed to get into during our recent visit to Cambridge with Morgan, my trusty powerchair, was the Oxfam bookshop. A wide doorway with no step, and an impressive ramp meant that I could enter easily and get around to see…

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – The Tree House Bookshop, Kenilworth

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – The Tree House Bookshop A real find in Kenilworth was The Tree House Bookshop. It was accessible for Morgan, my trusty powerchair, even though apparently one of the doors was giving some problems. This cosy shop, though accessible inside, has an actual treehouse inside – though I did not…

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – Kenilworth Books

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – Kenilworth Books After hearing about Kenilworth Books on twitter, and being assured that it was accessible, we finally managed to get there! Kenilworth has many shops that I could get into, I’m glad to say, on the high street. Kenilworth Books was accessible for myself and Morgan, my trusty…

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – The Bookshop on the Green, Bournville

The Bookshop on the Green, 27 Sycamore Road, Bournville B30 2AA Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – The Bookshop on the Green, Bournville.  We had made about four attempts to visit this bookshop, and had been stopped by sudden work commitments, domestic emergencies and even the main road being blocked! So, although we had been…

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – Orcadian Bookshop, Kirkwall, Orkney

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – Orcadian Bookshop In June we managed to travel a little further in search of an accessible bookshop – Orkney! The Orcadian Bookshop is on the main island of the Orkney Isles, in Kirkwall, home of St Magnus Cathedral. As you can see from the photograph, with flat access and…

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – Siop Cwlwn, Oswestry

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – Siop Cwlwn Oswestry When I first embarked on my Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels, some bookshop people tweeted me to point out that they were accessible, and that I could come and find them. One of these was Siop Cwlwm, a small place in Oswestry, on the borders of…

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – WHSmith, Newtown, Wales

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – WHSmith, Newtown, Wales. Since I was a teenager (ok, probably somewhat before) it was said that my favourite shop in any place was WHSmith. I know it’s not an independent bookshop, they often sell books cheaply and therefore damage the sales of independent bookshops, but if you live in…

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels -Booka Bookshop, Oswestry

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – Booka Bookshop Booka Bookshop, Oswestry Sometimes you can research a town, but the best thing is to ask a local, especially when you need an accessible bookshop. So, thanks to Roger and Julie, I found Booka Bookshop in the market town of Oswestry on the Welsh border. It is…

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – Bookmark, Spalding (Number Five)

Bookshop Tour Five – Bookmark Spalding In search of accessible bookshops, we have been known to travel quite a way, but thanks to our wayward satnav it seemed to take us a long time to get to Bookmark in Spalding, Lincolnshire. Happily, it was worth it – it is listed as “Reading Rooms, Coffee House…

Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – Barter Books, Alnwick

Barter Books Alnwick  In covering bookshops in the North East of England, there is no way I could miss out a bookshop I have been visiting for many years, one than regularly turns up on “Best Bookshops of the World” and Accessible Bookshop lists – Barter Books in Alnwick. I haven’t added a picture of…

A Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – Forum Books in Corbridge

A Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – The Forum Bookshop, Corbridge  This is my second post in a series featuring bookshops that I have found to be accessible for myself and my trusty wheelchair, Morgan. When I first thought about compiling a list of accessible bookshops in the UK it was pointed out that accessibility…

A Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels – The Borzoi Bookshop

An Occasional Bookshop Tour on Four Wheels -The Borzoi Bookshop  Some of you may know that I am a wheelchair user who loves visiting bookshops. A lot of the books I review on this blog are sent to me by Publishers and Authors, Organisers of virtual tours and Publicists. Like many other reviewers I also…

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