Its one of the nicest corner of Leeds I've come across, and the people out there need to know!Scott Thurlbeck 152 Park View, Whitley Bay, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE 252 3474I would like to nominate Paper Treasures as an outstanding small bookshop, which in a very short time has become an important fixture in Whitley Bay.Stuart Hudson Radish is a great little Fair Trade bookshop that also sells jewellery, clothing and odd knickknacks.Their collections of fiction and non-fiction are very well chosen, and the helpful staff can usually find something inspiring on their shelves when I've run out of ideas!Otherwise a great trip out for book lovers of any age.Jane Hakin Stewart 43 Queen Street, Amble, Northumberland, NE5 713444A newly opened bookshop run by Beryl Hewson.They support local musicians by including them in their range of CDs and also stock hand-selected art print.
The speciality is books on Northumberland, and they also offer a free search facility for new and out of print books and knock spots off the larger chain booksellers for theirfriendly and helpful attitude. Kathy Black 41 Bridge Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1JE01289 304 986Run by Chris and Do Shaw, who usually stock one copy of each title but will get you any book you want, often within 24 hours.
It's a library, a haven, a temple, a place of open fires, coffee, and creaking leather chairs - somewhere you can take your love of books and bask in its sunny glow for hours on end. If you are a bookworm like me, you'll happily spend hours in Barter Books perusing the aisles, drinking a cup of real coffee, just 20p in the honesty box please, reading the complementary papers in the old waiting rooms or sitting by one of the log fires deciding what to buy ...
It's also a disused railway station in Alnwick, Northumberland, and it's got 14 years of book-swapping history behind it. It is easily the best book shop I have ever been to! Nicola Turnill My favourite bookshop since moving back to Northumberland.
They have a really good range of children's books and the staff are great at recommending good reads.
They run story-time sessions for little children and every new book launch has a special event - the next Harry Potter is being marked by a pyjama party.