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Local Bookshops


3-5 Fishergate, Preston PR1 3LJ, UK – 01772 555766

This Waterstones is fantastic, spread out over two floors this store has more books than you'll ever be able to read. However don't let that deter you as everything in this store is well organised and set up in both genre and alphabetical order making discovery very simple. They also provide board games and stationary and while the prices can at times seem expensive you definitely get what you pay for.

Took my 6 year old we sat down she was doing activities. Feel free to choose a book sit down and enjoy. Staff really helpful. Spoilt for choice

Halewood & Sons

37 Friargate, Preston PR1 2AT, UK – 01772 252613

As with all good second hand bookshops they are a literary Aladdin's Cave and this is no exception. Visiting Preston over a year ago and taking my nephew to get his hair-cut, I stumbled across this emporium and purchased a book! It is literally overflowing with stock and any book lover will find it hard to resist if they can find it!

Very friendly, great old bookshop with a wide range of books!

That Comic Shop

116 Friargate, Preston PR1 2EE, UK – 01772 204287

Fantastic, friendly place! The place l first learnt how to play Magic the Gathering just over a year ago now, and I still go to as many events as I can.

This is by far the friendliest comic shop I have been to. Noel, the owner, is an incredibly kind person who's happy to have customers in for a chat and to show them how to play a wide range of card games or to help you find the latest comic book you want to read. The shop isn't easily wheelchair accessible as it is a small room with a step up to the shop at the door however Noel would happily offer to help you out with entering the store and will clear room for you to move around. Price wise, the shop is incredible. From comic books costing 50p to card pack boxes costing around £100 (depending on the time you buy them in relation to their release date). Overall, with the price, the shop is honest and prices items at better prices than a lot of other stores. The variety of products they sell is very large too. From door mats with comic jokes on them to tables made from cutting of old comic books to clothing and cup merchandise for comics. They also sell Manga, several card games (mostly Magic: The Gathering) and the usual comic book store paraphernalia. Regarding card games and the such, That Comic Shop host nights weekly when the community can come in and play them against / with other people who have the same interest / hobby. It doesn't matter if you don't own a deck or such as they have multiple spare for you to use for the day and it's not just card games they host. They also have a chess night and some other board game nights. In conclusion, That Comic Shop is by far the most friendly, welcoming and caring comic shop I have visited in England so far. It is a real center of hope for the few people who go their daily and is a truly wonderful part of the Preston community. If you ever do pass through Preston, I highly recommend visiting That Comic Shop to see just how important it is to the smaller side of the community who are interested in the store. Five stars is the highest rating I can give this store on this site but it's a true understatement to just how perfect this little store is. Thank you for reading

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