Your favourite independent bookshop

Great customer service, a wide selection of books, innovative events - what is it that makes an independent bookshop great?

The British Book Awards will this year crown one bookshop Independent Bookshop of the Year, but first there is a regional round. In 2017 42 bookshops have been shortlisted across eight regions in the UK and Ireland. Our judges will pick one winner for each region, but we also want to know why your local bookshop is great and why you think it deserves to win the title in its region.

The eight winning bookshops will go on to compete for the coveted Independent Bookshop of the Year award at The British Book Awards, which will be held on Monday 8th May at a central London venue.

Tell us why you love your independent bookshop