See our plans on 6th July

In the last few weeks we have had fruitful discussions with GLL who run the library about the nuts and bolts of Northcote Books. The local councillors are next. We are submitting proposals and drawings for Northcote Bookplace. Find out what that is, at the Northcote Road Summer Fete which is on Sunday 6th July. Our stall will be outside… Read more →

Bookshops fight back!

One of the nice things about campaigning for a bookshop is that you welcome the success of other bookshops rather than resenting them as competitors. Why? Because alongside the handwringing about Amazon, Kindle, the shrinking book market and bookshops closing down, there are still shops doing well thanks, and even new ones starting, because people want bookshops. Thus even while… Read more →

Press release

Local residents moved a step closer to their dream of opening an independent bookshop this week when Northcote Books Limited was officially registered as a Society for the Benefit of the Community. The bookshop will operate as a not-for-profit cooperative and will raise its start-up  capital by selling community shares. Shareholder membership will be open to all individuals as well as… Read more →

Autumn Update, 17 October 2013

  Yes, we officially exist! We are now registered with the Financial Conduct Authority as a Society for the Benefit of the Community! In other words, a non profit social enterprise. Thanks to all those who freely helped us with our application, particularly Brian and Bruce from Greenmarque, Chris and Ed our lawyers from Debevoise and Plimpton, and Co-ops UK.… Read more →

Mr B’s Manifesto

At a recent meeting in the South Bank which some of us attended, Nic Bottomly of Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights, the award-winning bookshop in Bath, shared his manifesto for success for independent bookshops. Here are his 13 points, which will help guide us in making Northcote Books wonderful when we do finally open. Do let us know if… Read more →