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Five Leaves Bookshop

Five Leaves is Nottingham's radical and independent bookshop, right in the city centre. Five Leaves are also publishers and have a large events programme.

About Five Leaves Bookshop

Located in the centre of Nottingham (opposite Nottingham Tourist Information Centre), Five Leaves Bookshop specialises in: Cityscape and Landscape, Politics, Fiction and Poetry, LGBT+, Counterculture, International Writing, and Magazines and Journals. We have specialist sections on Music, Autism, Jewish Interest, Travellers/Roma, Black History, Art and Film, among others. We have a large section of Nottingham-related books. We also stock a wide variety of greetings cards and postcards, Book Tokens and our own Bookshop vouchers.

We are open Mondays - Saturdays 10.00am - 5.30pm, Sundays 12.00 - 4.00pm

We have been regional finalists for the British Books Awards Independent Bookshop of the Year five years in a row, 2016–2020. In 2018 we were the national Independent Bookshop of the Year. In 2019 we won a Nottingham Rainbow Heritage Award for our support for LGBT+ communities in the city.

We were, in November 2013, the first independent of any description to open in a city centre this century. We prioritise customer service – we offer next day supply for most UK books and one or two weeks for most books from the USA.

Five Leaves set up the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing and, with Housmans Bookshop in London, initiated the London Radical Bookfair. In 2016 – as well as events at Lowdham Book Festival and States of Independence we ran 63 bookshop events and set up our own reading group. in 2017 there were 88 events. In 2018 we launched Feminist Book Fortnight nationally. Last year we had around 100 events.

We work with dozens of local community groups including trade unions, the Quakers, Nottingham Irish Studies Group, Nottingham Women's History and various departments at our two local universities.

We have paid the staff the Living Wage since just after the shop opened. Nobody in the booktrade should earn less than the cost of a standard paperback novel.

The bookshop grew out of the longstanding Five Leaves Publications, which has been publishing literary, social history and political books since 1995.

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14A Long Row


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