Bookstores

It’s really great that anyone wants to buy Becoming/Unbecoming at all so I don’t want to come over all holier than thou about it, but we all know that smaller, independent shops and publishers struggle and need our support. With this in mind, I’d like to highlight some of the many independent bookshops that are currently stocking Becoming/Unbecoming because I love indie bookstores, I always dreamed of owning one when I was young, and I’d like to encourage people to buy my book from them.

I know it’s hard to resist the ease of buying books online, I often do it myself, and I will absolutely not hold it against anyone who bought my book or any other book from the well known monster store named after a river in South America, but I just want to feature these stockists here, so that you know where to look in your area. I have included the small chains because I think they are worth supporting too.

housemans book shelves
Becoming/Unbecoming on the shelf at Housmans with some other, er, well known books

Independent book shops are a crazy mix of quirkiness and definitely worth a visit. Some of them are legendary, like Housmans in London, or OK Comics in Leeds. Most of them are on twitter so follow them, if that’s your bag, and buy all your books from them if you are nearby.  Also, don’t forget that you can buy direct from my (also independent) publisher Myriad Editions by visiting their website www.myriadeditions.com.

I’ve made the list below in alphabetical order according to town or city name and I will add to it as new stockists appear. This is a list of the shops who pre-ordered, before the book came out, and because the reaction has been so positive, it’s likely I’ll be able to add more as I go. If you have a favourite local bookshop that is not on the list, comment btl and we will ask them to order Becoming/Unbecoming for you.

ASHBURTON, GNASH COMICS
BARCELONA, LLIBRERIA LAIE
BRIGHTON, DAVE’S COMICS
BRISTOL, FORBIDDEN PLANET
BRISTOL, W & G FOYLE LTD. – BRISTOL
CAMBRIDGE, FORBIDDEN PLANET
DUBLIN, THE OPEN BOOK CO.
EDINBURGH, BLACKWELLS – SOUTH BRIDGE
EDINBURGH, FORBIDDEN PLANET
EDINBURGH, GOLDEN HARE BOOKS
FROME, HUNTING RAVEN BOOKS LTD.
GATESHEAD, BALTIC
HELSINKI, STOCKMANN ACADEMIC BOOKSTORE
HOVE, CITY BOOKS
LEEDS, FORBIDDEN PLANET
LEEDS, OK COMICS
LEEDS, TRAVELLING MAN – LEEDS
LIVERPOOL, NEWS FROM NOWHERE
LONDON, BLACKWELL AT THE WELLCOME COLLECTION
LONDON, BOOKMARKS
LONDON, CLAPHAM BOOKS
LONDON, FORBIDDEN PLANET LTD.
LONDON, FOYLES – WATERLOO
LONDON, FOYLES – WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
LONDON, GOSH! COMICS
LONDON, HIGH-HOLBORN, BLACKWELLS
LONDON, HOUSMANS
LONDON, ICA BOOKSHOP, THE MALL
LONDON, LUTYENS & RUBINSTEIN
LONDON, MEGA CITY-CAMDEN
LONDON, NEWHAM BOOKSHOP
LONDON, ORBITAL COMICS
LONDON, QUEEN’S PARK BOOKS
LONDON, ROUGH TRADE EAST
LONDON, THE BRICK LANE BOOKSHOP
LONDON, THE CARTOON MUSEUM
LONDON, W & G FOYLE LTD. – RFH
LONDON, WEST END LANE BOOKS
MIDDLESBOROUGH, FORBIDDEN PLANET
NEWCASTLE, FORBIDDEN PLANET
NOTTINGHAM, FIVE LEAVES BOOKSHOP
PARIS, GALIGNANI
RUNCORN, DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS
SHEFFIELD, BLACKWELLS
SHEFFIELD, FORBIDDEN PLANET
SHIPLEY, SALTS ESTATES LTD.
SITTINGBOURNE, W & G FOYLE LTD
SOUTHAMPTON, FORBIDDEN PLANET
SOUTHAMPTON, OCTOBER BOOKS
YORK, TRAVELLING MAN – YORK

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