Support your local independent bookshops

As we all become accustomed to our new circumstances in what is set to be a challenging and unpredictable few months, books have the power to help us escape. Let’s use this as an opportunity to reconnect with literature.

We are fortunate enough to live in a time where the internet connects us to books even when we are stuck in our homes. Not only are Seren books available via our website, we also work with a number of independent bookshops and businesses who sell online and offer home delivery. Here are a list of some of the local independents you can help to support.

Griffin Books, Penarth

“We will be happy to take orders over the phone (029 2070 6455), by email (, via the ordering form on our website or our social media channels. We will also be offering a FREE home delivery service in the Penarth, Dinas Powys and Sully areas, and can post books to customers further afield.”

Order online

Inigo Jones Slate Works

“For the time being we are staying open as normal. We are also offering free delivery to customers in Gwynedd, Anglesey and Conwy.”

Browse website.

Bookish, Crickhowell

“BOOKSHOP: We’ll remain open and are able to take orders for anything in stock from we can post anywhere in UK and Europe for a small P&P charge and can wrap too so any book and gift needs will be taken care of. We can help with presents and cards for birthdays etc.
But mainly we’ll still be here for you and will continue to serve our community with as much passion and pride for as long as we’re able with your support.”

Browse books.

The Hours, Brecon

“We intend to remain open here at the wonky green shop as long as we possibly can given the escalating Public Health situation. We’re here for whatever you need and contact-free delivery of all our goodies is available free of charge to anyone and everyone in the local area. So do get in touch…”

Contact the shop. 

Victoria Fearn Gallery, Rhiwbina

“Victoria Fearn Gallery is open as usual and also offers free local delivery as well as postage further afield.”

Browse online shop. 

Aardvark Books

“You can still buy books from us; if you can’t make it to the Aardvark Bookery, get in touch! Call 01547 530744 in working hours, visit our website, where you can search, browse and buy – We’ll post books to you!”

Online book shop.

Cover to Cover

“We’re offering free postage on any orders over £20. You can browse stock here – – and we can order any book in 48hrs. Onwards with fortitude!”

View books online. 

Pen’rallt Bookshop

“From today we’re bringing into the mix a book delivery service; either from stock here in the bookshop or ordered as normal with minimum postage or – and this is what we’re really looking forward to – walking and cycling to deliver books locally, which might mean bringing in shorter opening hours/days. But we’ll let you know. We have also set up a postal (Royal Mail) book delivery service SEND MY BOOK through one of our Independent Wholesale Book suppliers, and are excited about that. Also a means for our customers to send books directly as gifts. To order – visit the ‘contacts’ page on our website, with details of the book and we will be back in touch with the best options for that title.”

Contact details.

Browsers Bookshop, Porthmadog

“If you would prefer to order your books by phone/online services we will send them free of charge. Call 01766 512066.”

Get in touch. 

We will be keeping this post regularly updated over the coming days so keep checking back for more information. You can also get individual updates from the shops online and on social media.

Find your local independent bookshop using the Bookseller Association’s bookshop search.


Help us spread the book love by telling us which book(s) you’re reading this month. Get in touch with us via Twitter or Facebook with the title of a book you’re reading and be automatically entered into our book bundle giveaway. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #TimeForAGoodBook. Winner announced 17th April 2020.

(Bonus points (but no extra entries) if it’s a Seren book or one you’ve purchased from us or your local independent!)

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