My Independent Bookshop

My Independent Bookshop

My Independent Bookshop is a joint venture between Penguin Random House and It’s a social website that allows anyone to set-up an on-line “bookshop” in the UK and link it to an actual local independent retailer. The individual’s page showcases their favourite reads, and when someone buys a book through the bookshop, a small percentage of the sale goes to the real independent retailer.

I’ve set up a store called Confessions of a Book Geek (what else would I call it?!), which currently showcases some of my ultimate favourite reads from a wide selection of genres. I’m thinking I might update this weekly/monthly in-line with my Top Ten Tuesday posts and other happenings on my blog, or ask you guys to vote in a poll for your favourites. That could be fun.

The site also allows people to contact me to ask for recommendations, I don’t know if anyone will use this facility, but if you would like to, please do!

About Rachel

Avid reader & #bookblogger. Lover of all things business. A fan of drinks & dancing. Ever optimistic. Feminist.

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      1. No, i didn’t remove it… but it did disappear and make me go through ALL the steps of opening it again. Faaaaff. For as slick as the website looks, i think it has a few problems.


      1. Wow!! This is even better than I thought and ya oops I must’ve misread πŸ™‚ but I think it’s even better that you’re helping someone else out! It’s absolutely fantastic!


      2. I’m actually in the UK right now, but I only visit over summer. I live, well I kinda live all over place. Not in college yet so I have to move around every time my dad gets a promotion. Ugg so tiring! But really fun too. I really wish I could get involved but sadly no.. Do you know of any bloggers who have taken this up?


      3. Yes definitely! Getting to see so many countries and even continents is just such an enriching experience for me. In the end I don’t think I would know what to do if I just stayed in one place for so long! You must’ve had lots of fun moving as well, right? And I hope that starts working for them and definitely I’ll try and spread the word to some of my non book blogger friends!


      4. That’s still exciting though! And yes I know! Some people I’ve met said they hadn’t even been out of their state let alone their country, even for holidays. They don’t what they’re missing. Luckily enough for me, I still have my parents so the only thing I have to do is hop on the plane haha!! I have no idea what I’m going to turn out like and if my moving experience will change my views on how I want to settle when I get out of college. We’ll see I guess!


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