Bookshop of the Month: May

The co-owners of Calder Bookshop never intended becoming booksellers. They were looking for central London performance space, and when they found it, there happened to be a bookshop attached.

Now, as one of London’s leading theatre bookshops, they sell the books they love. Plays, and principles, come before profits.

Read more about their story in this month’s blog post – here.

Bookshop of the Month: October

Simon Armstrong has one of the most coveted jobs in the book buying world. As book buyer at the Tate Modern and Tate Britain, he has a gloriously cavernous space to stock and 5 million visitors every year. But, as Simon explains in this month’s bookshop profile, as a commercial enterprise in a cultural setting he grapples with a series of unique challenges, among them the risk of turning the gallery into a supermarket.

Click here to discover more about the Tate Modern bookshop, October’s bookshop of the month.

Bookshop of the Month: September

We’re excited to introduce a new feature at, profiling the brightest and best of our region’s independent bookshops. September’s bookshop of the month is London’s pioneering Gay’s the Word, the UK’s first dedicated lesbian and gay bookshop.

Click here to read more about their unique story.