Abingdon bookshop wins Bertram’s ‘Bookshop of the Year’ award

Independent bookshop ‘Mostly Books‘  in Abingdon has been named the best in the UK. 


The ‘Bookshop of the Year 2019’ award was presented to Mostly Books at the Bertram Christmas Conference, held in Birmingham.

The team were also awarded an Innovation award from publisher Pan Macmillan in 2018. Team member, Imogen Hargreaves, received a Young Bookseller Special Achievement award from author James Patterson earlier this year.

Owner Sarah Dennis, who took over the popular shop two years ago, has revamped of the inside of the book shop. A children’s mural has been created in the reading area by local illustrator David Melling.

She has also worked more closely with local schools and hosted more author events.

Sarah said:

‘I’m so excited that the team have been recognised for all their efforts. We’ve been working really hard this year to support the town and to bring more events to the people of Abingdon.’

Mostly Books’ future events

Mostly Books has put on more than 50 events during 2019, including author takeovers, school events and a number of evenings with high profile authors such as Ruby Wax and Robert Harris.

Local author Ben Jeapes will run an interactive workshop to create a ‘Human Computer’ on October 5.

Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, will run an event at Our Lady’s Abingdon on October 23.