PLEASE READ :)
Welcome to our page on uk.bookshop.org
This site - Bookshop.org was designed to give Amazon a run for its money, offering discounted books to customers who prefer to shop online but still want to support independent bookshops. Bookshops who have signed up, receive the commission on every book sold. So when you shop on here, it is just like shopping in our shop in Lee High Street, so long as you can see our name and photo in the top left hand corner.
Just use the search engine to find the book you are looking for.
Don't worry if you lose our logo , you can find it by clicking on 'Choose a Bookshop' and find us again.
All books are sent from a central warehouse, where they are picked, packed and sent direct to you, allowing us to be able to offer you every conceivable title available.
Remember - The books on this website do not reflect the stock we hold in our shop because you are buying from Bookshop.org and not from us ...therefore collection is not possible.
So who are we ?
A Fixture on the Lee-on-the-Solent High Street for 90 years, The Book Shop is the oldest shop in the village, and probably the oldest surviving independent bookseller on the South Coast.
In 1933, Leonard Miles opened a florist’s shop at 142 High Street with a small lending library, which later that year evolved into a bookshop. Flowers out, books in! He later purchased one in Stubbington and then one in Gosport High Street famously known as Miles Bookshop, later known as The Gosport Bookshop. Both sadly now closed.
The shop is small but our staff are a friendly mix that love a chat and a good book.
Proud winners at the British Book Awards - Regional Independent Book Shop of the Year no less !
Plus other awards including National tokens Book Shop of the Month, Children's bookshop of the Year regional finalists and more.
We are the creators of the Positivity Box. For only £12 the recipient receives a beautifully boxed gift that contains a paperback, a hot chocolate, a chocolate bar, a bookmark and a card from the sender.
Order these on our website. There is one for every occasion birthday, Christmas and more and we send anywhere in the UK, and if you call us we can send to Europe, the USA or Australia.
We famously dress up and hold regular events, authors signings and children's activities during school holidays, and more, we are an active part of the wonderful community that have kept the book shop going for all these years.