Top Ten E-Bookshops: June 2019

The top ten most popular bookshops on Libreture for June, 2019. Find your next favourite e-book!

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Libreture's list of DRM-free Bookshops exists to help you find great independent publishers, booksellers and authors, and ultimately, the amazing books they've created. It all started on my personal website in 2013, and now includes almost 200 shops.

Made up of publishers and individual authors selling e-books direct, as well as full-blown digital bookshops, the DRM-free Bookshop list is a great place to start when you want to find something a little different. Something you may not find promoted by the large bookshops.

To help you discover your next favourite book, we compile monthly Top Ten lists to see which shops our visitors went off to explore. Let's take a look at what was popular over the last month.

June 2019

  1. Luna Station Quarterly

    Added 12th of June, 2019

    The on-going mission of Luna Station Quarterly is to display the vast and varied talents of female-identified speculative fiction writers.

  2. Three Crows Magazine

    Added 3rd of June, 2019

    Three Crows Magazine is a quarterly Science Fiction and Fantasy magazine that includes short stories up to 4,000 words, book, film, and video game reviews, and interviews with writers, editors, and influencers in the world of SFF.

  3. Alternating Current Press

    Added 3rd of June, 2019

    Founded in 1993, Alternating Current is a boutique independent press dedicated to publishing and promoting incredible literature that challenges readers and has an innate sense of self, timelessness, and atmosphere.

  4. Jessica Kingsley Publishers

    Added 22nd of December, 2018

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers was founded in 1987 in London by Jessica Kingsley and is committed to publishing books that make a difference.

  5. Kickstarter

    Added 28th of December, 2018

    Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, authors, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality.

  6. Old Computr

    Added 3rd of June, 2019

    Founded in March 2014, Old Computr is a wonderful collection of articles and photographs of retro computers.

  7. Phoenix Publishing House

    Added 29th of April, 2019

    Phoenix Publishing House rose from the flames in 2018 to create a home for mental health publishing as independent specialists.

  8. ArabLit Quarterly

    Added 15th of April, 2019

    ArabLit (arablit), or Arabic Literature (in Translation), was founded by M Lynx Qualey in 2009, and has developed into a source of daily news and views on Arab and Arabic literature and translation.

  9. Black Library

    Added 27th of October, 2017

    The Black Library is the bookshop for the tabletop gaming company, Games Wokshop's, many titles.

  10. Black Shuck Books

    Added 30th of March, 2019

    Launched in 2015 by editor Steve J Shaw, Black Shuck Books is an independent publisher of horror fiction based in the depths of the Kent countryside.


Magazines made a bigger impact than usual last month. With a push for more short stories this might be a great time for a resurgence in magazine fiction. Luna Station Quarterly, Three Crows Magazine and ArabLit Quarterly are fantastic and varied sources.

Old Computr was a lovely find, and reminded me of my early computing days (Commodore Plus4). It's also a great reminder of the quality of so many passion projects. People produce amazing work when it's something they truly love. The founder, Giacomo M. Vernoni, has created a treasure trove of computing history with Old Computr. Filled with beautifully clean and crisp photography, the site is a joy to browse.

Many of the magazines on this month's list also started as labours of love. They sometimes rise from a wish to share one's own hobbies or interests, a desire to spread little-known information, or often to right the wrongs of limited access and marginalisation.

So share a little love for these amazing projects. Explore the wonders of a field you may now very little about. And bask in the utter and unadulterated joy these indpependent endeavours can bring.


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