Six of the best independent bookshops in Liverpool: second-hand and new bookstores to visit

If you are looking to avoid the bookshop chain stores in Liverpool, we have compiled a list of the best independent stores in the city that you can visit.

If you are looking to avoid the bookshop chain stores in Liverpool, we have compiled a list of the best independent stores in the city that you can visit.

Kernaghan Books

Most Popular

    Address: The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX

    Phone Number: 0151 703 9077

    Opening Hours: 11 am to 4 pm (Tuesday to Friday), 11 am to 5 pm (Saturday) and closed (Sunday and Monday)

    Situated in the courtyard of one of Merseyside’s most iconic buildings - The Bluecoat - Kernaghan Books is a must visit if you are looking for a bookstore to visit this World Book Day.

    The store is not only quirky, but boasts a supreme selection of various genres of books, ranging from non-fiction to fiction.

    When the event is celebrated on Thursday, doors open at 11 am before closing at 4 pm so make sure to pay a visit.

    For more information visit the Kernaghan Books website.

    Reid of Liverpool

    Address: 105 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5TB

    Phone Number: 0151 709 2312

    Opening Hours: 10:30 am to 5:15 pm (Monday to Saturday) and closed (Sunday)

    Reid of Liverpool has the most perfect and plentiful selection of second-hand books that you can take advantage of come March 3.

    Not only is this bookshop an admired destination for readers, but they have welcoming and helpful staff as well as reasonable pricing.

    Make your way down to Mount Pleasant and enjoy World Book Day with Reid of Liverpool when doors open at 10:30 am on Thursday - for more information visit the Reid of Liverpool website.

    Henry Bohn Books

    Address: London Road, Liverpool, L3 5NF

    Phone Number: 0151 709 4501

    Opening Hours: 11 am to 6 pm (Monday to Saturday) and closed (Sunday)

    Henry Bohn Books on London Road has a wide range of books that cater to people of all ages.

    What it lacks in size - with the store being quite small and narrow - it more than makes up for it with its decent pricing and tall shelves stacked with literature.

    For more information visit Henry Bohn Books’ official website.

    Pritchard’s Bookshop

    Address: 12 Moor Lane, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 2SE

    Phone Number: 0151 931 1642

    Opening Hours: 9 am to 5 pm (Monday to Saturday) and closed (Sunday)

    Known for boasting a deep stock of literature, Prichard’s Bookshop oozes that classic feeling that hits you as soon as you step inside.

    One of the more popular bookstores in Liverpool, readers have given the shop an average of 4.8 stars out of 5 - yes, it is that good!

    Make sure to celebrate World Book Day there, with doors opening at 9 am and closing at 5 pm on Thursday, 3 March.

    For more information visit the Pritchard’s Bookshop official website.

    Richard’s Collectables & Books

    Address: The Clock Furniture Company, 15 High Street, Liverpool, L15 5SB

    Phone Number: 07949 240939

    Opening Hours: 10 am to 5 pm (Monday to Saturday) and closed (Sunday)

    In what might be the smallest bookstore in the whole city of Liverpool, Richard’s Collectables & Books has that retro feel as soon as you snoop inside.

    With a selection of fiction, non-fiction and comics, this store is also known for supplying rare finds such as vintage paperbacks and historical literature.

    Head on down and enjoy World Book Day 2022 in this low-key but welcoming store.

    News From Nowhere

    Address: 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4H

    Phone Number: 0151 708 7270

    Opening Hours: 10 am to 5.45 pm, Monday to Saturday. 11 am to 5pm, Sunday.

    A not-for-profit, ‘radical and community bookshop’, News From Nowhere was established in 1974.

    It is run collectively by a women workers’ co-operative and has a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books for adults and children.

    For more information visit the News From Nowhere official website.