Bookshop and wine bar to open in Islington

Bookshop and wine bar to open in Islington

An independent bookshop and wine bar is opening in north London, promising a "warm and welcoming" space for readers.

Opening at 166 Blackstock Road in Islington, BookBar will also serve as a social hub, hosting author events, wine tastings, supper clubs and book clubs, once the UK's Covid-19 restrictions lift.

Chrissy Ryan, founder and bookseller, set up the shop to "make books accessible, fun and social", and has been operating online via her Shelf Medicate  subscription service since June. She was inspired by her experiences working in bookshops around the world, from London to the Mald...

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