Happy World Book Day!

If you find you spend your time with your head buried in a book and can’t wait to peruse the shelves for your next must-read, we’ve got you covered. From the literary classics and the action packed comics to the cooking collections and the green-fingered gardening, here’s where you can pick up your next book.

In the charming Thorntons Arcade off Brigatte, Village is home to design, fashion, photography and photography books and magazines from around the globe. They specialise in independent publishers and are continuously sourcing self-published zines to showcase lesser known artists. They are currently operating on a delivery only basis via their website.

One of the long standing heroes of Leeds independent scene, Colours May Vary offer a range of works including design, typography, illustration and product design. As well as their array of speciality books and magazines, they offer homeware, stationary and gifts of which they proudly claim are all things they would want to buy themselves. They are currently operating on a delivery only basis via their website.

A knowledgeable, trustworthy indie bookstore, Philip Howard Books have been operational for over 20 years. The small space is jam packed with everything you could imagine and, being a family run business, they are always happy to help. From all the classics to the newest hardbacks, Phillip Howard will have what you’re looking for. They are currently operating as a click-and-collect service with local delivery.

The Little Bookshop in Chapel Allerton have collected a plethora of works in literature and illustration and brought them together under one roof for all the family to peruse. They have been up and running supplying Leeds’ bookworms since 2017 and deliver right across the UK. They are operating a click-and-collect service and delivery nationwide.

The gripping storytelling and the compelling characters of comic books have had readers hooked for over 80 years. There is the excitement of rare editions and the array of genres that some would say is unrivalled in the world of publishing; not to mention the brilliant artwork. Lucky for us, Leeds has a number of places you can go for your next edition. Forbidden Planet on the Headrow specialise in cult-classics, special editions and collectibles. They are currently operating as a delivery service only. Travelling Man has been operational since 1991 and offers comics, role-playing games and graphic novels. They are currently operating on a delivery only service. The award winning OK Comics in Thorntons Arcade offers classic backdated comics, magazines about comics, and an extremely varied and extensive range of graphic novels. Currently operating a delivery only service.

The Bookshop on the Square opened their doors in september 2020, in the midst of the UK wide lockdown! Soldiering on undeterred, they are offering a delivery service online of their wide variety of literature and cannot wait to have the book lovers of West Yorkshire through their doors! Along with their array of books they also offer a multitude of lovely greetings cards and stationary.

Chevin Books have an impressive array of genres on the shelves of their quaint Wharfedale walls. They take pride in their extensive collection of over 10’000 antique books and have a number of rare and second-hand titles for you to get stuck into. Currently operating as a delivery service only.

Grove Bookshop stock titles in a wide range of subjects including fiction, politics, current affairs and the environment, as well as Yorkshire and local interest books. They have been operating for over 40 years and are continually shortlisted for awards each year, so you know you’re in safe hands here! Currently operating as an online shop for delivery.