2023 Independent Bookshop of the Year Awards regional and country winners announced

The winners for the annual regional and country sections of the Independent Bookshop of the Year Awards, part of the British Book Awards and sponsored by Gardners distribution, have been announced. I’m beyond delighted to say that the small but mighty Indy bookshop I have been working in for several years, The Edinburgh Bookshop, has won the Scottish Indie Bookshop of the Year gong again. (We’ve won before, including last year, so we’re going to be celebrating with even more biscuits than usual at tea break).

However, I’m not penning this to toot our trumpet (also, all the other contenders in Scotland are exceptionally fine independent bookshops and are well worthy of support, if you’re in their area). I’m penning this because, as I perused the winners in other areas of the UK, I noticed a comics shop among the winners – Niche Comics Bookshop in Huntingdon, took the award for the East of England region.

Niche Comics Bookshop is a family-owned business, located in a 16th century building in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, taking over two floors and a coutyard garden (which sounds perfect for sitting in with your reading purchases!), and sells comics, graphic novels for adult and child readers, games (including Magic the Gathering, Pokemon and Games Workshop) and books, open seven days a week.

Sounds very much like our kind of place! Wonderful to see a bookshop that embraces the comics medium being noted like this.

Congratulations to them and all the winners. The overall Independent Bookshop of the Year, drawn from the finalists, is announced at the British Book Awards on the 15th May.

Check out all the winners in this year’s Independent Bookshop of the Year Awards here on Gardners web site

• Niche Comics Bookshop, 147 High St, Huntingdon PE29 3TF | Web: nichecomicsbooks.co.uk | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Bookshop.org Storefront | Events

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