First look: New independent book shop opens in Lincoln Bailgate

  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
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  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
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A new independent shop and meeting space, Lindum Books, has opened its doors in Lincoln Bailgate after a £40,000 investment.

The building previously occupied by Bailgate Cookware has been transformed into four individually sectioned rooms with the latest releases, classic titles, a cozy children’s corner, local literature and second hand paperbacks.

The rooms will also be available to hire for regular books clubs and meetings and the family-run business has also opened up two part-time jobs.

Entrepreneur Sasha Drennan is looking forward to a grand Easter weekend opening and has lots planned for the future of the business.

Sasha has headed various organisations and has 20 years of experience in senior management roles before deciding to do something different.

“Lindum Books is for people of Lincoln and for people visiting Lincoln,” she said. “There are some book shops in Lincoln, we have the big chains, we have The Works who sell discount books and a couple of other specialist independent shops but what we haven’t got is an independent book shop selling a bit of everything.

“The last few weeks have been manic and I have been inundated with people bringing in books and popping in to ask questions. I could not have done it without my family and friends.

“When I was trying to decide what I was going to do I was told I should be doing something I love and from as far back as I can remember I have loved reading.

“What’s exciting about the new business is that visitors can also benefit from friendly one-to-one recommendations, a pleasant reading and meeting space and a great place to swap second-hand literature. It’s the personal experience that makes us more special.”