5 best independent bookshops in Newcastle: second-hand and new book stores to visit on World Book Day 2022

World Book Day 2022 is here - but where are some of the best places in Newcastle to spend it?

World Book Day 2022 is upon us, and it is a day for Newcastle to celebrate your favourite works, from fiction to non-fiction.

What better way to mark the day than to take a trip to one of the great bookshops located across Newcastle.

Seven Stories

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    One of the classic tales brought to life by Seven Stories

    In Newcastle we can proudly say we have the National Centre for Children’s Stories right on our doorstep.

    A place filled with plenty of things to do, the centre celebrates some of the most cherished stories ever written.

    With a dedication to children’s stories, the centre makes for an ideal place to visit this World Book Day.

    There is a specialist children’s bookshop located in the centre which has books for toddlers all the way through to young adults.

    It is free to enter the centre which is open seven days a week except during term time when it closes every Wednesday.

    To find out more about the centre, check out the Seven Stories website.

    Opening hours are 10am - 5pm every day.

    30 Lime St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ

    Books for Amnesty

    The Books for Amnesty shop in Newcastle City Centre

    This second-hand bookshop on Westgate Road has a vast collection of books to suit all ages and interests.

    Proceeds from the shop, which is run by Amnesty International UK, gotowards supporting the organisation’s work to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.

    The shop has been serving Newcastle for more thana decade, and stocks high quality books priced between £1.50 and £6.

    Genres available at the shop include second hand books, both fiction and non-fiction, children’s books, poetry and travel books.

    The shop is open 11am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 12pm to 4pm on Sunday’s.

    92 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4AF

    The Back Page

    The sports memorabilia haven that is The Back Page

    Appropriately located not too far from St James’ Park, this sportsbook and memorabilia shop is the ideal spot for any sports fanatic this World Book Day.

    With sports books, match programmes and exclusive signed memorabilia you will be spoilt for choice in this haven for sports publications.

    The shop is open seven days a week, from 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 4pm on a Sunday.

    To find out more information, visit the shops website 

    56 St Andrews Street NE1 5 Newcastle upon Tyne

    Blackwell’s Bookshop

    Blackwell’s in Newcastle

    Located on Percy Street, the family owned shop has branches across the UK.

    The shop has a wide range of books on offer, as well as writing equipment and other stationery.

    You can also order books from online into stores ready to pick up, and this can be done free of charge.

    Blackwell’s Books is open 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, 9.30pm to 5.30pm Saturday’s and is closed on Sunday’s.

    For more information on their shops, visit the Blackwells Bookshopwebsite 

    141 Percy St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RS

    Bang On Books

    A festive title which was stocked by the shop

    How does creating your own personalised adventure sound? If this is something that is right for you and your children, then head on over to Bang On Books.

    Located at Forth Goods Yard, the shop allows your child to become the star of their own adventure.

    You can also support the business online by purchasing your order via their website. With a purchase from the shop, you’ll be supporting a true local business as well as having a lot of fun this World Book Day.

    The shop is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and closed at weekends.

    For more information on the shop, visit the Bang on Books website 

    Arch 17, Forth Goods Yard, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3PG