35 Great Oak Street
Powys SY18 6BW
Tel: 01686 412959
The following bookshops stock a variety of our publications but please do check with individual stockists if you are looking for a particular issue of Slightly Foxed or book.
If you would like to stock Slightly Foxed magazine or our books in your bookshop, please get in touch with Anna Kirk: [email protected] / 020 7033 0258.
Bookshops are having a tough time at the moment, so do please support them if you can. They’re doing all within their power to get good reading to their customers, with many able to take orders and deliver books. We’ve put together a list of many of our bookshops’ services.
Sam Read Bookseller is a small independent bookshop situated in the heart of the Lake District in Grasmere, Cumbria. William Wordsworth lived in Grasmere for many years and called it ‘the loveliest spot that man hath ever found’. The same can be said of the bookshop itself. We were delighted to learn more about life at Sam Read’s from bookshop owner Elaine Nelson and add to our reading lists thanks to recommendations from her fellow booksellers.
Bleak House Books in San Po Kong, Kowloon, is one of the furthermost bookshops from our corner of Hoxton Square and we were thrilled when co-founder Albert Wan and his team of booksellers decided to give Slightly Foxed a try shortly after they opened in 2017. We’ve been shipping our wares across the seas ever since, and still delight in the fact that booklovers of Hong Kong can browse our magazine and books in person. We chatted to Albert about life in the bookshop, his favourite authors and the positive effects of providing good reading. And, to finish, there’s a round-up of recommendations from his fellow booksellers.
Bailey Hill is the well-loved independent bookshop in Castle Cary, a town that lies between the Somerset Levels, Mendip Hills and the Blackmore Vale. This haven for booklovers encourages browsing and buying with a wide range of contemporary fiction and non-fiction and children’s books for all ages, as well as local and natural history, walking guides, topography and maps, as befits its beautiful location.
Tables laden with book displays, vases of flowers and choice literary quotes writ large welcome customers as they enter from the hustle of Piccadilly, while knowledgeable booksellers provide recommendations and guidance throughout its many floors – as well as beautifully gift-wrapped parcels with signature dark-green ribbon if a book-buyer so desires.
Unit 2705, 9 Pat Tat Street
Well Tech Centre
San Po Kong
The Open Book is settled between the river and Richmond Green in leafy Richmond-Upon-Thames. The shop appears small from the outside but, within its doors, the bookshelves stretch far and are full of interesting reading. We spoke to bookseller Helena Caletta about life in the bookshop on this bend of the river Thames.
715 Gibsons Way
We’re delighted that the Corsham Bookshop has sold copies of Slightly Foxed for the past thirteen years and recommends us to readers each and every quarter. Therefore, it was a pleasure to learn more about life at the bookshop, as well as add to our reading list, courtesy of bookseller Janet Brakspear.
The Suffolk Anthology is an independent bookshop in Cheltenham, named for the bustling Suffolks area in which it sits. Helene Hewett set up shop in 2015, and we’re pleased to say that Slightly Foxed has adorned its shelves from the very beginning. Since opening, the bookshop has flourished, gaining a loyal following of regular customers, as well as attracting passing visitors.
As we look towards bright spring days here in Hoxton Square, we find our minds turn to warmer climes, and particularly to Book/Shop in Oakland, a beautiful space that’s lined with books and flooded with light.
Belgravia Books of London is an independent bookshop run by an independent publisher, so it is no wonder that Slightly Foxed has sat proudly on its shelves since it opened its doors six years ago.
Much Ado Books is an independent bookshop in Afriston, run by Cate Olsen and Nash Robbins, two Americans who decided to sell both new and old books in a medieval village in the heart of the Cuckmere Valley.
The Wyken Estate, just outside Bury St Edmunds, encompasses a vineyard, beautiful gardens, a restaurant, a café, a farmers’ market, an extensive country store and, notably, a bookshop. Carla Carlisle came to Wyken when she married her husband Kenneth in 1986. She set about diversifying the farm and it has thrived ever since.
Situated in the seaside town of Aldeburgh, this handsome red bookshop looks out over the North Sea and welcomes book-seeking locals and visiting tourists all year round.
Nic and Juliette Bottomley have created a bright and relaxing place in the heart of Bath in which to browse and buy books, and will always provide a warm welcome.
Few bookshops in London have the density of books, informed staff or seductive atmosphere to compare with John Sandoe’s. We asked Johnny, who was a regular contributor to Slightly Foxed in its early days, to talk to us about this distinguished independent bookshop.
Wenlock Books has been the beating heart of the high street in the ancient market town of Much Wenlock since 1987. Loved by locals and visitors alike, customers include regulars from South Africa, France, the USA and New Zealand, as well as UK customers from Manchester, Birmingham, London and Edinburgh. Some visit every year, some pop in two or three times a week: the bookshop has a large family! At the head of this family is shop owner and bookseller Anna Dreda, and we happily quizzed her on life at Wenlock Books.
We’ve had a soft spot for Topping & Company, Bath since it opened in 2007 with an outstanding team of booksellers including Saber Khan and Kathleen Smith. Kathleen was a founding member of Slightly Foxed and has taken her unique blend of energy and creativity to run a vibrant series of events for Topping & Co. Kathleen also happens to be married to one of our favourite book designers and illustrators – the talented James Nunn who created many of the foxes that adorn the covers of our quarterly.
The Barnes Bookshop is one of three independent bookshops owned by Isla Dawes, with the others located in Kew and Sheen, who has worked in the book industry for twenty years. Here she tells us more about the Barnes branch, recalls her life in books and recommends some gems in time for Christmas . . .
‘A wonderful introduction into the world of independent bookselling’
Heffers Bookshop in Cambridge has been a Foxed favourite for decades, before Slightly Foxed was even a notion. Members of our team have previously lived, studied and worked in Cambridge. In fact, our Editor Gail Pirkis and Publicity Manager Steph Allen worked at Heffers itself and have fond memories of their time there . . .
This charming independent bookshop is very much at the heart of its community and, with new and second-hand books on two floors, handmade ceramics by a local potter and delightful personal decorations from owner/manager Kate, it attracts book lovers from near and far.
One Tree Books is a vibrant independent bookshop in Petersfield, Hampshire. Whether you wish to browse the comprehensive range of fiction, visit the first floor for classical music, travel and reference, or settle down with a new book, coffee and cake in the cafe on the ground floor…
Golden Hare Books is a gem of a bookshop over the border in Edinburgh. Just last month they moved from historic Grassmarket to new premises in St Stephen Street, Stockbridge, and are open for business once again, ready to welcome customers old and new.
Wiltshire SN13 0HL
Tel: 01249 715988
7 Lavant Street
Hampshire GU32 3EL
Tel: 01730 261199
Somerset BA7 7BG
Tel: 01963 350917
10 King Street
Surrey TW9 1ND
Tel: 0208 9401802
1 Graham Place
Orkney KW16 3BY
Tel: 01856 850565
St John’s Church Terrace
Edinburgh EH2 4BJ
Tel: 0131 229 3776
88 Church Street
North Yorkshire YO22 4BH
Tel: 01947 606202
209 Kentish Town Road
London NW5 2JU
Tel: 020 7485 7793
Norfolk PE31 8HD
Tel: 01328 730270
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk IP31 2DW
Tel: 01359 250262
16 St Edwards Passage,
Cambridge CB2 3PJ
Tel: 01223 354619