Charlie and Malcolm Richards opened Bookbag in December 2020, in between lockdowns. Situated in McCoys Arcade, just off Fore Street, in Exeter’s indie quarter, Bookbag stocks a select range of books for all ages. 

What kind of bookshop is Bookbag? A social space. We want Bookbag to feel welcoming, warm and accessible. Books – a global range of fiction and no-fiction writing. Lots of independent presses, writers of colour, lgbtq+ stories, art, music, environmental & nature writing. A smattering of vinyl – we like to pair our books with music. Events for the community.