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Things to do

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Things to do

I had read about Norwich being a haven for booklovers, perhaps two years ago. Does anyone

know where that would be in Norwich? Small bookstores, cafes, whatever?

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Googling "Norwich bookshops" brings up quite a lot of interesting results, if you don't get any other responses...

But try posting on the TA Norwich forum, locals don't necessarily look at the whole UK forum.

Hay-on-Wye is the most well known "Booktown", with Sedburgh as another option....

EDIT: have done an answer now, so will let it sit, but have to say that a please/thank you, added to your request, generally will endear you better to forum responders, who are normal people like you, not an automated answer bank...

Edited: 01 February 2015, 12:02
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Welcome to the forum Katie.

Were you looking for places in England generally or do you have a particular interest in Norwich?

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Oh whoops!

This IS in the Norwch forum, silly me...... ;-(

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We are indeed a haven for booklovers and the jewel in our crown has to be The Book Hive - www.the bookhive.co.uk - amazing selection and a diverse events programme.

Another personal favourite is City Bookshop - www.citybookshopnorwich.co.uk

Edited: 03 February 2015, 09:15
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You might also want to check out the University of East Anglia's Literary Festival. This year it runs from 25th Feb to 29th April and tickets are available now.

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Bookhive, independent very well run (new) bookshop on London St.

There is a second hand bookshop with a good range on Davey Place.

Ellis, if you walk up St Giles past St Giles Hotel towards Upper St Giles its a small second hand shop on your right been around years.

These are all about a 5 min walk from eachother.

Cant think of any book specific cafes, but take your chosen book to Kofra, Strangers or The Window grab one of the best coffee's in Norwich and enjoy.

Edited: 04 February 2015, 08:46
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Norwich is the Unesco City of Literature and home to The Writers Centre.

Have a look at their website for more ideas and a list of events that might co-incide with your visit.


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Thank you Katie for asking that question. Hope she is not run off with hurt feelings. I am so looking forward to a visit to your lovely city. Doing my research on where and what I would like to do and didn't even know about that bonus.

thank you for all the info.

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