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Coronavirus and us : A wee bookshop update

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We are a small, independent bookshop and we are still open!

Plague or no plague, we always want to be in your lives bringing you bookish joys! Lets be honest though, this might just be plague and we’re going to need your support too!


Social distancing will be play a critical role in protecting our community’s most vulnerable.

There are many ways to support us from afar- and be sure to stay tuned for Lighthouse Life Raft, so you can catch our virtual bookshop vibes online!

1) Order Books From US!

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Send us an email titles ORDER to books@lighthousebookshop.com, with the author/title, then we send payment link, you settle up, and we post!

All things being well with delivery networks, we are have a 24hr turn around on dispactches, subsidise postage to £2 AND if you spend over £50 we’ll throw in a ‘SURPRISE’ book from our dungeon of wonders…

You can also buy pay it forward vouchers, or books (!) from our growing selection of bookseller picks in our ‘online shop’.

If you are not sure what you want to read then you can give us a budget, tell us what you like to read and ask for suggestions. This is what we do every day & would love to do more of it!

2) Get involved on Social Media!

We are on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as @lighthousebks, do give us a follow!

Like, share, comment and engage, share posts with your friends. If you have a picture of a book you have bought from us share it! Post a wee review on facebook, google or yelp? All this will help new readers discover us!


In light of the fast evolving situation around this virus - **We are also launching virtual bookshop vibes into the world later this week! **

The Lighthouse Life Raft will offer special recommendations, bookseller videos, readings, poetry clips, blog posts, direct ordering. And more dog pics. Obvs. If there is a part of the bookshop you’ll miss when self isolating please let us know, we’ll see if we can provide a digital version of it!

Love & solidarity!

Mairi & the Lighthouse team


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