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Corbridge-based Forum Books has unveiled its new shop within The Biscuit Factory in the Ouseburn area of the city.
Jane Imrie

Northumberland bookseller turns page with new Ouseburn shop

A Northumberland independent bookseller has launched a new store in a prominent gallery in Newcastle.

Corbridge-based Forum Books has unveiled its new shop within The Biscuit Factory in the Ouseburn area of the city.

The art and design gallery, which was formerly a Victorian warehouse, will house the new book shop, which will be open every day throughout the summer.

Helen Stanton, owner of Forum Books, commented: “We’re more than a bit thrilled to extend our collaboration with The Biscuit Factory to a summer-long pop up bookshop in the gallery, bringing the art of bookselling to Ouseburn and Newcastle.”

Formerly a hub of industry for the city, Ouseburn is has become a creative quarter for independent businesses, as well as housing a growing student community.

Rachel Brown, general manager of The Biscuit Factory, added: “It’s a delight to have Forum Books in the gallery.

“We’re proud to support a local business, to have another independent retailer in the Ouseburn and to add to our visitors’ experience, with an eclectic mix of titles, author talks and book events.”

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