We take the time to share some love to our list of current wholesale stockists across the UK and tell you a little more about each of them.
Dundee contemporary arts, dundee
DCA Shop has a unique selection of design, jewellery and craft sourced both locally and from across the UK. They bring together work by talented emerging and established independent makers alongside contemporary homeware design brands, and sell a wide range of books and magazines on art and design, plus stationery and gifts for children. You can also choose from a wide range of limited edition prints by Scottish and international artists, produced in DCA Print Studio.
Open Wed – Sat 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm
fruitmarket Bookshop, edinburgh
Fruitmarket Bookshop is one of Scotland’s leading contemporary culture bookshop. Housed within Fruitmarket Gallery – a free, public space for culture in the heart of Edinburgh, the Fruitmarket provides inspiration and opportunity for artists and audiences.
Open every day 10am – 6pm
Golden hare books, Edinburgh
Golden Hare‘s charming independent bookshop is situated in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge, where you can find an ever-changing collection of fiction and non-fiction for readers of all ages. They hold close to 2000 titles covering all genres of writing from cookery to travel, kid’s picture books to science fiction – and many more in between.
Open every day 10am – 6pm
Good Press, Glasgow
Good Press is a volunteer run, informally organised shop and event space dedicated to the promotion, distribution and production of independently or self published printed matter, with a focus on visual arts and writing, occasionally music or artist objects.
Open Wed – Sat 11am – 6pm
Hammerton store, aberdeen
Hammerton Store “is Aberdeen’s version of the kind of all-round general food store that is as much influenced by farm shops and old fashioned provision merchants as it is by specialist continental delis. Owner Susan Watson has ensured that the bedrock of the shop is in local and organic fruit and veg, alongside meats and bakery. Then there are the extras which not only extend the range but also emphasise the values of the place: wine and real ale, cook books, ceramics and art on the walls.”
The Larder, published by The List
Open Tues – Sat 8am – 6pm | Sat/Sun 8.30am – 5pm
Hatch provides both a retail space for over 50 independent UK designer makers as well as a creative workshop space available for hire for artist led workshops.
Each sale goes directly to each resident maker, commission free.
Hatch is built by an independent designer, for independent designers. Jessica Cora Taylor is the business owner, who after successfully growing her own design range under her brand Jessica Cora Creative, decided to develop Hatch, with the aim of supporting fellow independent small creative businesses.
Open Tues – Sat 11am – 5.30pm | Sun 11am – 4.30pm
Narture are an artist collective based in Ayr, baking real bread to earn the dough to fund arts projects.
Their unique vision straddles gastronomy, arts and sciences to reanimate vacant shops in the historic town of Ayr, commissioning artists and creative people to produce inspirational new digital and physical artworks to show how these spaces can be enlivened for a post-pandemic, post-retail, future.
See Narture’s website for opening hours
The Portobello Bookshop, Edinburgh
The Portobello Bookshop is located in what was formerly a fishing tackle shop (Mike’s Tackle Shop) for 30 years, and before that was an old cooperative — something they discovered after removing the frontage of the tackle shop. Extensive renovations took place from January 2019 to June 2019, during which time they discovered the lovely columns that are now a staple of the shop’s interior, which were hiding beneath plasterboard walls. The aim was to create a warm, modern, open space that’s welcoming and pleasure to spend time browsing books in, and which allows them to host a great events programme.
Open Mon – Sun 10am – 6pm
two eight seven, glasgow
A bakery space by Sam & Anna Luntley serving up freshly baked goods, coffee, provisions and specially commissioned art editions.
Open Fri-Sun 9am – 4pm