Imagined Things Bookshop

Imagined Things Bookshop, Harrogate: Hours, Address, Imagined Things Bookshop Reviews: 5/5

Imagined Things Bookshop
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Speciality & Gift Shops
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
About
Imagined Things is a proudly independent bookshop located in the beautiful & iconic Westminster Arcade on Parliament Street. We are Harrogate's Independent Bookshop (the only one in the town, and one of less than 1000 independent bookshops in the whole of the UK!) We have new books for all ages, across a broad range of genres and subjects, with new books arriving all the time. We can order any book in print usually for the next day and we can also post books to anywhere in the UK. We also have a lovely collated selection of cards, gifts, stationery, wooden toys, glass animals, Harry Potter jewellery, literary necklaces & more. We also hold author events and carry signed copies & gift editions. There's always something new to find at Imagined Things & we pride ourselves on being unique! Come and visit us and the bookshop fish and we'll give you a very warm welcome!
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Will
Harrogate, UK5 contributions
Great bookshop
Apr 2021 • Solo
Have used Imagined Things quite a few times over the last couple of years. They have ordered several books in for me in the past and provide a quick and efficient service. I ordered two books via the click and collect and they were wrapped and presented wonderfully ready for me to give to the recipient. Looking forward to visiting when you re-open and I’m back home!
Written 7 April 2021
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Phyzbang
Leicester, UK65 contributions
Wow sees for browsers
Oct 2020 • Friends
This is a little Jen up a jennel. Go up the little arcade and spend minutes wandering in this little bookshop and listening to the decent music in the background
Written 2 November 2020
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Jack S
Frodsham, UK14 contributions
Books with Style!
Sep 2019 • Couples
Wonderful, friendly staff with a great selection of books. It's inside a shopping arcade so make sure you persevere if looking, you won't regret it! We try to support independents and this is one of the top independents we've seen, happily go again (:
Written 14 September 2019
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Alison A
Chester, UK161 contributions
A real gem!
Jun 2019 • Couples
Independent bookshops are a real treat and this is in a small arcade with a wonderful shop window display of a very good range of books. Inside it is a treasure trove of books with lots of comment cards from various readers; very helpful and personal too. The bookshop owner is very enthusiastic and helpful and I loved the layout and the organisation of the space. It is really worth the effort to seek out this special little shop especially as there are all sorts of interesting events planned with authors . Most highly recommended.
Written 14 June 2019
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Chandler_20
Harrogate, UK16 contributions
Nice place and very friendly
Oct 2018
Good local book shop and friendly and knowledgeable staff. Hidden away a bit from the main town but worth seeking out.
Written 30 May 2019
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Boo The Mighty Hamster
7 contributions
Good things come in small packages!
Apr 2019 • Couples
In the age of Amazon, it's hard for chain bookstores to survive, let alone independents. The reason that places like “Imagined Things” of Harrogate will continue to soldier on is because there is no substitute for an owner that is passionate about books. The shop is tiny in comparison to the likes of a highstreet Waterstones, but owner Georgia has curated an excellent selection (and can order any book in print for you, anyway). The books are complemented by a lovely selection of knick-knacks and stationery and is a delightful place to indulge in that most fabulous of past times - browsing bookshelves!

Fiction and non-fiction is joined by a good children's section and an area dedicated to local books / authors. Best of all are the handwritten recommendations from staff that accompany some of the books on the shelf.

Well worth a visit for book lovers.

Buy a book - keep an independent in business!
Written 13 April 2019
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Adventurein01
85 contributions
Lovely bookstore
Mar 2019 • Solo
I frequent this independent book store. I have purchased books for my niece and myself on several occasions. They have a good selection and are very helpful if you have questions. They also have a book club you can join if you can spare time to read. I will continue to make purchases here.
Written 3 March 2019
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xomartynxo
Leeds, England, United Kingdom14 contributions
Great little book shop.
Jan 2019 • Family
Had a family day trip whilst on school holidays and just popped in to have a quick look. Ended up having informative and kind visit that couldn’t have been more perfect for our little family day out. The owner is so knowledgeable and lovely but also clearly loves stories and showed my two older children the books that fit to their tastes. I got to talk to her about different things due to my sleeping toddler and sat down for a bit. It’s just a perfect place. I hope more people carry on buying and visiting this hidden treasure. Loved it!
Written 14 January 2019
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Joe
London, UK8 contributions
Wonderful little bookshop
Aug 2018 • Solo
Very friendly and helpful staff, I'll definitely come here again. It also has a section dedicated to promoting local authors and history which was nice to see.
Written 13 August 2018
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Loubobaggins
Harrogate, UK3 contributions
Lovely bookshop
Jul 2018 • Family
Lovely shop. Especially if you need advice, help or inspiration! Tempting gifts as well as books on offer.
Written 11 July 2018
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Imagined Things Bookshop is open:
  • Mon - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00