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#OpenInLockdown – Books & comics


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Scarthin Books

The Promenade, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3QF
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Popular Peak District gem Scarthin Books houses a collection of new books alongside rooms full of second-hand and antique delights.

How to buy: Order on the website, via email at or by phone. Home delivery available.

Visit here for: An ordering service covering any in-print titles, plus a wide collection of second hand books.

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Five Leaves Bookshop

14a Long Row W, Nottingham NG1 2DH
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Describing itself on Twitter as ‘Nottingham’s radical bookshop’, Five Leaves prioritises stocking books from smaller independent presses, although they have selections from major publishers too. They hold a wide variety of stock on subjects including Jewish Interest books, Roma, poetry, creative writing and LGBT titles among others.

How to buy: Order on the website, by email at or by calling 0115 8373097.

Visit here for: Finding a new favourite from an independent press.

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Page 45

9 Market St, Nottingham NG1 6HY
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Page 45 is a specialist comic shop aiming to bring the widest range of quality comics and graphic novels to as many people as possible. Their comic-style website hosts plenty of categories and recommendations to get newcomers started.

How to buy: Order through the website for home delivery.

Visit here for: Friendly staff and an impressive range of comics and graphic novels.

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