If you’re looking for your next good book, we’ve featured 10 of the best bookshops in Leeds in the list below.
The Little Bookshop is located on Harrogate Road. Set up in 2017, they specialize in stocking children’s books. This doesn’t mean other age groups are left out, as they cater to those too.
They have a range of fiction and non-fiction titles for you to choose from. The Little Bookshop also hosts storytimes and author events for all age groups, so everyone will feel included, not just the little ones. They are also happy to work with schools to help them curate the perfect book list for their pupils.
Why not say hello if you are interested?
Village can be found in Thornton’s Arcade, and operate as a bookshop and gallery space. They stock various books relating to art, design, fashion, and photography. Alongside their main store in Leeds, they also have one in Manchester too.
They also sell various independent zines from around the globe, perfect if you are looking for something a little different to read. The book shop works to support the not-for-profit gallery space, to support local authors and artists as well as those further afield.
Get in touch with them to learn more.
Recently relocated to its new location in the Corn Exchange, Colours May Vary specializes in selling books and other publications relating to art and design. They also have a range of gifts on offer alongside a gallery space.
Colours May Vary aims to showcase independent publishers, artists and designers both locally and from further afield. Their passionate staff stand by everything that is in their store, meaning that you know you are going to find something good.
Reach out to find out more about what they currently have on offer.
Diavazo specializes in selling books about Greece or in the Greek Language. There’s material to suit every reader, from children’s stories to translated titles for authors such as Stephen King, and books on Greek Mythology. If you don’t speak Greek, they also have a selection of books in English, too.
Their staff love to spend time making sure every customer is able to find exactly what they are looking for. They also carefully curate their books of the month every month to help you to find a new book to get lost in.
Why not start a conversation with Diavazo?
5. OK Comics
Found on Thornton’s Arcade, OK Comics sell various comics and graphic novels. They have the latest releases from popular franchises, alongside independent comics, graphic novels, and more.
You can also pick up graphic novel adaptations of famous works of fiction, such as 1984 by George Orwell, to allow you a different way in which to approach some of your favorite tales. OK Comics also hosts a range of events for you to attend, such as their Drink and Draw evenings where you can meet like-minded fans over a pint.
Send them a message if you are interested in what they offer.
Located on Otley Road, Oxfam Bookshop sells second-hand titles in order to benefit their charity. You can find further Oxfam Bookshops in various cities around the UK. They host regular events, such as poetry readings, and book groups.
They accept donations of books and music, and their stock is always changing, so you never know what you will find when you head through the doors. Some books are also available online for you to be able to purchase if you are unable to make it to the store.
Inquire with Oxfam Books to see if they have what you are looking for.
Part of a chain spanning the UK, the Leeds Waterstones is located on Albion Street and is one of the biggest in the country and the largest one in Yorkshire! Spanning over 3 floors, they have books from every genre and topic matter you can think of.
Also located within the store is a café where you can take a quick break in between browsing all the shelves. They also host regular events with authors and writers from all sorts of genres and backgrounds.
Send them a message if you have a question.
8. The Works
Situated in the Merrion Centre, The Works is a discount store offering an assortment of new books, stationery, gifts, and more. They have fiction and non-fiction books, including a children’s section with stories and picture books.
Known for its competitive deals, you can always pick up a good book or two for a decent price. One particularly tantalizing offering is being able to pick up 3 books for just £6! Often big titles can be hidden on the shelves, so you can pick up a great bargain that you might not have been expecting to find!
Why not head on by?
Phillip Howard Books specialises as a publishing house that prints books relating to the culture of the North of the UK under the name Scratching Shed Publishing. The books come under a range of genres, such as humour and history.
They have a physical bookshop on Street Lane, where you can see their titles in the flesh. One of the subjects they are particularly known for selling and publishing is sports. As a result, you can find books on horse racing, rugby, football, and many more.
If you have a query, reach out.
WHSmith is situated on Lands Lane. This UK chain book store has a long 230-year history and has developed a lot since its beginnings. Alongside books, you can also find an assortment of stationery and other services on offer.
WHSmith has the latest releases in all sorts of subject areas, including fiction and non-fiction. They also sell classics too alongside a large selection of magazines which you can either buy directly or sign up for a subscription.
Get in contact to see if they have what you need.