Indie booksellers on what they’re most excited to read in 2021

From love story novellas to game-changing non-fiction, independent booksellers tell us which titles they’re most looking forward to this year.

A flatlay of titles recommended by indie booksellers
Enticing reads for 2021. Image: Ryan McEachern/Penguin

If 2020 showed us anything, it was how much we need our independent booksellers. As the country locked down, these community hubs and beloved book shops adapted in the most trying of times to keep us stocked up with reading material.

It’s a new year, and we’re still in lockdown, but independent bookshops are still delivering us with brilliant new books. Up and down the country, we asked those who run them which titles they’re most looking to selling in 2021.

Molly at The Portobello Bookshop, Edinburgh

Emma at The Hungerford Bookshop, Hungerford

William at Stillwater Books, Felixstowe

Sheridan at Aardvark Books, Bucknell

Isobel and Caitlin at City Books, Hove

Louise at Reads Bookshop, Holmfirth

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