An Abingdon bookshop has been named as a regional finalist in a category at the British Book Awards for the seventh consecutive year.

Mostly Books has been named as a Southeast regional finalist for the Independent Bookshop of the Year award.

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The shop has been under the ownership of Sarah Dennis since 2017.

She said: "It’s so fantastic that the team has been recognised for all their hard work.

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"Running a high street business isn’t easy at the moment but the support we get from our customers and each other makes it all worthwhile. It’s great news."

Its sister store, Borzoi Bookshop, earned recognition as a Southwest regional finalist.

Regional winners will be revealed on March 12, with the national honours presented on May 13.

Mostly Books, on Stert Street, earned its nomination for its broad range of offerings, from an events programme to community outreach efforts.

The store has fostered strong ties within the Oxfordshire educational community and initiated an in-shop youth ambassador scheme.

It is also growing its online presence with a virtual book club, the Mostly Books Cosy Club, and the Mostly Books Meets podcast.

Oxfordshire is also represented by David Fickling Books in Oxford, and Noodle Juice in Banbury, which have both been shortlisted for Small Press of the Year Award.