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Five Leaves Ltd t/a Five Leaves Bookshop

14a Long Row, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 2DH
T: 0115 837 3097
Accepts customer orders - Lead time: 2-14 days
Accepts Gift Cards
Accepts Paper Vouchers
Accepts E-Gift Vouchers
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Bookshop Description: (Est. 2013)

Regional Winner, Independent Bookshop of the Year British Book Awards 2018 We are Nottingham's only independent bookshop. Five Leaves Bookshop stock is orientated towards independent presses, but we have a good representation of major publishing houses too. We like the reprint house Persephone, political publishers including Verso and Freedom, poetry publishers such as Carcanet and Bloodaxe, translation houses such as Pushkin Press, the landscape publisher Little Toller… We have a large poetry section. Other sections in the shop include landscape/cityscape, music, general and translated fiction, Black Lives, politics, LGBT, feminism, social history, Jewish interest. Our children’s section is particularly strong on diversity. Five Leaves is a member of the Alliance of Radical Booksellers and The Booksellers Association Our webshop is We normally run about 100 events a year, and still do but currently online only

Opening hours:

Mon-Sat 10am-5.00pm, Sun 12noon-4pm



Offers and Events

The Babel Message, with Keith Kahn-Harris, an online event
Expires: 05-11-2021


Five Leaves Ltd t/a Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 2DH
T: 0115 837 3097   W:

Offer Details

Come and celebrate the launch of Keith Kahn-Harris’s The Babel Message: A Love Letter to Language with an online event, hosted by Five Leaves Bookshop.

A thrilling journey deep into the heart of language, from a rather unexpected starting point.

Keith Kahn-Harris is a man obsessed with something seemingly trivial – the warning message found inside Kinder Surprise eggs: WARNING, read and keep: Toy not suitable for children under 3 years. Small parts might be swallowed or inhaled.

Overturning the Babel myth, he argues that the messy diversity of language shouldn’t be a source of conflict, but of collective wonder. This is a book about hope, a love letter to language.

Book your ticket via Eventbrite:
A Salt publishing joint online launch with Alison Moore and Venetia Welby
Expires: 16-11-2021


Five Leaves Ltd t/a Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 2DH
T: 0115 837 3097   W:

Offer Details

Alison Moore is well-known around these parts, not least for her first novel, The Lighthouse, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

Venetia Welby has just returned to Nottingham after living away. Like Alison, she writes short fiction as well as novels.

Tonight we host a free online joint launch for Alison’s new novel The Retreat and Venetia’s new dystopian novel Dreamtime.

Both authors are publishing by the independent fiction publisher, Salt. They will be presenting their own books then be in conversation with each other, and the audience.

Both authors have addressed scary issues in their fiction, one of the themes of the discussion!

Please book via the Eventbrite link
Black British Lives Matter, with Marcus Ryder and Derek Bardowell – online event
Expires: 23-11-2021


Five Leaves Ltd t/a Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 2DH
T: 0115 837 3097   W:

Offer Details

In response to the international outcry at George Floyd’s death, Lenny Henry and Marcus Ryder commissioned this collection of essays to discuss how and why we need to fight for Black lives to matter – not just for Black people but for society as a whole.

In this free online launch event, Marcus Ryder is joined by contributor Derek Bardowell to discuss issues raised in this wide-ranging and urgent anthology which highlights the vital benefits that Black Britons bring to society and the crucial importance of eradicating systemic racism.

Black British Lives Matter is published on November 18th, you can pre-order your copy from Five Leaves Bookshop when you register for this event.

Free, register via Eventbrite:

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