The Margate Bookshop is an independent bookshop situated in the Old Town section of the seaside village of Margate in Kent. Their stock is largely curated to reflect their customers' tastes while retaining the essence of a "general interest" bookshop.
Working with smaller publishers, owner Francesca Wilkins promotes underrepresented authors and translated fiction while focusing on diversity.
While the amplitude of the online world can seem intimidating, Francesca feels it's essential that classics be ever-present, children's books be affordable, small publications be easier to stumble upon, and personal recommendations should be close-at-hand and always come with a smile.
The Margate Bookshop
The Guardian, March 2019, written by Harriet Sherwood
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