Locations β†’ Leeds

8 Bookstores In Leeds πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

These are 8 of the best bookstores in Leeds. The best bookstore is Waterstones. Here is the list of Leeds bookstores.

Last update: January 11, 2024

1. Waterstones

"Great sized store just opposite the NCP car park for The Core, multiple floors with a wide selection of books in all genres, including one of the larger sci-fi/fantasy sections that I have seen in a general bookstore.Friendly staff willing to go above and beyond to help you find a book and there is even a cafe on the upper floor where you can get a coffee and jump straight into your new read."

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 2,546 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 93-97 Albion St, Leeds LS1 5AP, United Kingdom

2. Ok Comics

"Exceptionally lovely comic shop with a vast amount of stock, with unusual, unique items, from book plates to beers!I was especially surprised by the depth of range and also that they had such an excellent selection of European comics and such a large quantity of very good value back issues.Anna was very helpful and we had a superb couple of hours, browsing and buying.Well worth the visit, indeed worth traveling to."

  • ⭐️ 4.9 Rating
  • πŸ“° 244 Reviews
  • πŸ† Independent Bookstore
  • πŸ“ 19, Thornton’s Arcade, Briggate, Leeds LS1 6LQ, United Kingdom

3. The Little Bookshop

"I was here for a book signing and I was so impressed with the shop. Lovely selection and great staff. Will definitely be back!"

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 113 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 47 Harrogate Rd, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD, United Kingdom

4. Colours May Vary

"Unique selection of books and other items you will not find elsewhere.nice artsy space and well arranged.a bit pricey but quality stuff here.. the shop.has a nice iconoclastic taste to itToo bad I live in the states. Would love to come here again! Kudos also to the hall it is in, which has a similar taste and style"

  • ⭐️ 4.9 Rating
  • πŸ“° 76 Reviews
  • πŸ“ The Corn Exchange, Call Ln, Leeds LS1 7BR, United Kingdom

5. Village

"Calm, beautiful shop. Seems like a pretty deep dive into books about: travel; food/coffee; photographic narratives; typography; along with some fun/novel things mixed in, and I'm sure there are lots of other things on hand too. Also good for little gifts. Very nice staff/ownership. Coffee was good too! Happy with what I found, a little book and a nice print."

  • ⭐️ 4.5 Rating
  • πŸ“° 53 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 10-12 Thornton's Arcade, Leeds LS1 6LQ, United Kingdom

6. The Bookish Type

"My favourite book shop in the world! Everyone who works here is always so incredibly friendly and helpful, and are always so knowledgable about all the books, giving recommendations and comments! Their pay it forward scheme is also fantastic and gives the place a real community feel! 100% recommend!"

  • ⭐️ 4.8 Rating
  • πŸ“° 42 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 77a Great George St, Leeds LS1 3BR, United Kingdom

7. Hold Fast Bookshop

"What a wonderful idea! A bookshop on a boat (well, barge).It's moored up in Leeds Docks, opposite the Royal Armouries and close to other visitor attractions.Once onboard and below deck, there's a remarkably good and diverse range of books on sales, given the small space; a mixture of new and secondhand stock, priced accordingly.Plus, also on sale, a range of gifts (cards, prints etc), and even plants.It's well worth a visit."

  • ⭐️ 5 Rating
  • πŸ“° 22 Reviews
  • πŸ† Independent Bookstore
  • πŸ“ Leeds LS10 1JB, United Kingdom

8. Philip Howard Books Ltd

"Cant emphasise enough how brilliant they are. Managed to get a book l have had on order at a well known bookstore and online retailer for over 6weeks in less than 24hrs for me. Made one birthday boy very happy. Thankyou."

  • ⭐️ 4.3 Rating
  • πŸ“° 16 Reviews
  • πŸ† Independent Bookstore
  • πŸ“ 47 Street Ln, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 1AP, United Kingdom