Spotlight – Kenilworth Books


As part of a fab idea by Jim over at YaYeahYeah and the hashtag #BookshopChallenge I present to you independent book shop Kenilworth Books.

After seeing this book shop retweeted by Jim via Books Are My Bag and with the shop only being about 30 minutes drive from where I live I decided to make a trip.

On a cold frosty Saturday morning I hopped in my car and drove to find this lovely looking bookshop.

Upon entering the shop from the cold I was immediately welcomed by such friendly staff and offered a drink if I would like one and was left to browse.








Beautiful quotes in the window displays and fabulous book displays surrounded me making the shop feel like a book lovers cove!




Kenilworth books is simply a lovey shop and I was literally in book heaven.  They have a wide range of books including fiction, non fiction, Adult fiction, children’s, young adult, gardening, history and so much more.

Me being me I immediately gave the shop the YA test…which basically means what cool YA books do they have…and I was not disappointed at all.  Even finding lots of UKYA including Holly Bourne and Sally Green.



Along with this fab YA section was a beautiful children’s section full of great MG and children’s reads complete with table and chair although I am a little big to sit in the chair….no I didn’t try it….I’m not goldilocks….although it did look inviting!



In a little corner of Kenilworth Bookshop I discovered that they had recently adopted a hedgehog and have a section dedicated to wildlife which was really interesting and unique as around the shop you see little cuddly hedgehogs appearing which shows how much love the owners have for not only for books but wildlife too.



Naturally I had to buy a book or two whilst I was there….it would have been rude not to and due to the range of books I had trouble choosing just two….that were meant to be only one…..that almost ended up as three…oh you get the picture….here’s what I bought right off the shelves! One for the Classics Challenge and both for the British Books Challenge.  It was also really good to hear that I could phone up and order a book and pick it up next day if I wanted.


It’s really good to find a fab independent bookshop that I can get to easily and that I loved!  Thank you to Kenilworth Books for the chat, tea, books and for letting me take so many photos!  I will definitely be visiting again soon!

Find Kenilworth Books on twitter using @kenilworthbook or find them on facebook here !

Thanks also to Jim and Books Are My Bag for helping me discover this book shop and to Jim for having such a fab idea setting up the challenge! #BookshopChallenge – join in or for more information on the #BookshopChallenge visit Bookish Peeps Here.



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4 Responses

  1. What a wonderful post and it looks like a really fab book store. Great choices as well 🙂

  2. Jesse Owen says:

    This looks like such a lovely bookshop – oh and I’m sure you’ll really enjoy Half Bad 🙂