In a former life Kelham Island Books and Music was Books on the Park, so named as it stood over the road from Endcliffe Park. Now in its new home in Kelham Island, it continues to have the highest level of quality control in any of Sheffield’s bookshops.
On entering, you will find immaculate collections of first folios and perfect leather-bound hardbacks next to a very fine and esoteric collection of Sheffield and Peak District-based pamphlets (covering ghosts, walks and industrial history). The rest of the shop opens up to roam around history, literature, poetry and various classics. A bonus of Books on the Park is the exceptional quality vinyl stock, covering a lot of Americana and folk recordings.
- Words by
- Greg Povey
- Images by
- Shaun Bloodworth