HomeLinks to British Innovative Poetry Sites:
and booksellers (including online)

This section does seriously need more suggestions — please tell me there are more bookshops out there worth visiting for innovative poetry! And any more useful online resources?

As with all the material on this site, please contact me at peter@greatworks.org.uk for any suggestions for additions, or to correct any errors. And please note that as on all these lists, a date in italics indicates the last date of fresh material being uploaded to any site; but nonetheless even if it's not live any more, there's interest there. is used to indicate an addition (or major alteration) to the listing.

Boekie Woekie

"the artist-run bookstore for books by artists in Amsterdam" run by Henriëtte van Egten, Rúna Thorkelsdóttir and Jan Voss, with a large online catalogue Amsterdam


"artists books and small press publications"; news of events etc on bookartbookblog: "The official blog of the bookartbookshop", bookshop run by Tanya Peixoto London

Burley Fisher Books

"Haggerston's independent bookshop" London

Calder Bookshop Theatre

Facebook page more reliable than its dubious website addresses for this "Performance art theatre · Book shop" founded by John Calder London

The Contemporary Small Press

"A site for small presses, writers, poets & readers . . . Click through to visit the small presses, check out their books, and buy directly from them" run by The Contemporary Small Press, itself run by Leigh Wilson and Georgina Colby

Enitharmon Press

gallery sells their books & artworks: high end — ring for entry!; director: Stephen Stuart-Smith London


"Photography; experimental art, design and writing": Julius Smit's online shop on Etsy, largely his own work I think

Five Leaves Bookshop

Nottingham's independent bookshop Nottingham


"London's premier radical bookshop" and now getting more involved with poetry London

Invisible Books

Paul Holman's second-hand book business, specialising in esoterica and poetry, with also Invisible Books' titles and others — these all on the website + some second-hand Brighton

London Review Bookshop

should have more smaller press material, but always worthwhile to visit (and eat!) London

Pages of Hackney

bookshop also running occasional readings London

West House Books

Alan Halsey & Geraldine Monk's magnificent online operation includes a major second-hand booklist of 20th/21st century British and American poetry, distribution for several small presses in this country and beyond, & their current publishing as Gargoyle Sheffield

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