Wild and Homeless Books was founded in 2009 by Andrew & Judith Rutherford and opened in Bridport on the 14th February that year. Jon Lever, formerly a manager for Ottakar’s and Waterstones, started working in the store in September 2009, initially to keep his hand in during a sabbatical from Big Business Bookselling.

One thing led to another, and having (almost) completed the traditional seven year apprenticeship, Jon took over the store from 18th July 2016.



2 thoughts on “About Wild & Homeless Books

  1. Just stumbled across your shop on Pinterest and although your website is small, what you have posted is so witty and charming I wish I had a passport. I’m stuck in the states with only the big corporate bookstores around. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Barnes & Noble, can’t live without it, but I will have to try harder to find a small bookshop to love. I swear they’re all in Europe & the U.K.!


    1. Thank you. We do try, and what we (also) lack in passports, we try to make up for in the imaginative conquest of the interior hinterland. Which sounds rather pretentious, as well as slighty inaccurate as Bob, my eminence grise and spiritual advisor, is currently vacationing in Mexico.

      Anyway, thank you again for your kind comments, I believe there are also good, small bookshops in Narnia, Middle Earth and Area 51.

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