The Book Hive

An independent bookshop is a rare and precious thing. Crowned best bookshop in the UK by The Daily Telegraph, Norwich is exceedingly proud of The Book Hive - which counts Stephen Fry and Margaret Atwood among its famous admirers. Pop in for a gift and you may well find that hours go by as you explore two sprawling floors of walls and tables crammed with fiction, non-fiction, art, cookery, children’s literature and more. There’s also work published under The Book Hive’s own imprint, Propolis. You’ll hear many glowing testimonials about this literary gem, but their proudest? Being called ‘illiberal bigots’ by Michael Gove… now that’s an endorsement to shout about!

James MacDonald