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The Bookshop Book | Jen Campbell | Reviewed by Erin

*Review copy c/o Netgalley

The Bookshop Book is the perfect guide for bibliophiles everywhere – it will make you want to visit every bookshop mentioned, open your own… or most likely, both!

This clever little guide showcases the world’s best bookshops from those you may have heard of to the hidden gems, featuring profiles on amazing bookshops from every continent. Alongside these are interviews with authors and bookshop owners, related facts and even some of Jen’s personal stories from her experience as a bookseller, which were fun additions to this informative coffee table title.

Having received an ebook copy (which considering the subject matter felt a little strange!) I am now keen to pick up the paperback as I think it would be a great reference book to have around for a little book buying inspiration. As I made my way through each chapter I found myself reaching for a pen and paper to make note of the locations of the shops I’d most love to visit as well as some of the fascinating ‘bookish facts’ – a sure sign this is one to add to my collection.

I really enjoyed reading The Bookshop Book and learning just how many amazing independent stores are still out there just waiting to be discovered by bibliophiles. At a time where more people are buying their books online than ever before The Bookshop Book is the perfect reminder of just how awesome bookshops really are!



  1. This sounds awesome! Will have to check it out!

  2. Ahh sounds so fabulous! xo


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