Forum Books and Kids!

Forum Books is an award winning independent bookshop situated in the heart of Northumberland.

Eclectic, original and endlessly enthusiastic about the printed word, we stock a hand-picked and eye-popping range of beautiful books and host an eclectic range of author events. We’re staffed by bibliophiles happy and eager to talk books and make informed recommendations.

We reckon Morrissey’s line – that we’ve had carved into our shop’s counter top – shows where we’re coming from … ‘there’s more to life than books you know … but not much more.’

In short? We love books as much as you do. Come and say hello!


We think that the best way to buy a book is in a book shop … and we hope the range we have – from the obvious to the obscure – will give you hours of browsing enjoyment.

However, if you can’t get to the shop – but you’re keen to support independent retail – then you can email your order to and we’ll get back to you quickly with a price and a delivery date.

Forum Books at The Biscuit Factory

We’ve teamed up with The Biscuit Factory to launch a mini pop-up bookshop; a unique collaboration within the UK. The Book Hus can be found within The Biscuit Factory’s ground floor SHOP and will stock as many as 100 eclectic titles at any given time. We’ll curate a selection of books on an ongoing basis, encompassing art, design, food, travel and fiction, plus a handpicked selection of titles about the North East. In the coming months, the businesses will also be collaborating on a series of exclusive author events.

Read the full press release here.

We’ll only ever use your email address to keep you up to date with book releases and our stellar events line-up.