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New ‘Little Book of Sheffield’ Celebrates the City’s Amazing Independents

The Little Book of Sheffield
The Little Book of Sheffield

The Little Book of Sheffield releases in December, shining a light on the city’s collection of brilliant independent businesses.

The Little Book of Sheffield

A new book that celebrates Sheffield’s independent businesses is set for release in time for Christmas.

The Little Book of Sheffield has been compiled by local publishers Meze Publishing (whose previous credits include the Sheffield Cook Book and Henderson’s Relish: Strong and Northern), with contributions from a number of Steel City independents.

At 176 pages, the paperback book is packed with features on a number of Sheffield’s most popular indies; from the best makers and producers, to brilliant retailers, to your favourite bars and restaurants.

“The Little Book of Sheffield comes at a time when local indies need all the support they can get. An in-depth guide to best independent businesses in the Steel City, this book casts a gaze over the makers, producers, retailers, cafes, bars and restaurants that make the city hum.”Meze Publishing

The Little Book of Sheffield, Foreword by Matt Davies, Henderson's Relish
The Little Book of Sheffield, Foreword by Matt Davies, Henderson’s Relish

Celebrating the amazing independents on your doorstep

The Little Book of Sheffield features a foreword by Matt Davies of Henderson’s Relish before delving into specific features on the city’s independents.

Familiar names across the pages include the likes of Birds Yard, Edo Sushi, Exposed Magazine, The Famous Sheffield Shop, Freshmans Vintage, Jameson’s Tea Rooms, Locksley Distilling, Moss Valley Meats, The Mowbray, True North Brewery and more. There’s even a double-page spread on The Sheffield Guide!

The features offer a unique range of interesting information, from profiles of the people behind the scenes to fantastic recipes to the history of those independents and more.

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“Over the last decade or so, Sheffield’s independent businesses have flourished, thanks to the enterprise and effort of some of our city’s most creative commercial talents. Independent businesses benefit us all, boosting the local economy, providing valuable products and services, contributing to our community life and employing local workers. This book highlights some of Sheffield’s brightest local businesses, celebrating the unique contributions they make to our city.

“This flair for creativity and industry lives on all around our city, in the family businesses, shops, cafés, pubs and bakeries that line our streets. Known as ‘England’s biggest village’, Sheffield has always been independent in spirit. Sheffield’s values are unique; we are fiercely proud, yet generous to recognise and celebrate the treasures that make up our diverse and inclusive communities.”Matt Davies, Henderson’s Relish

The Little Book of Sheffield, The Sheffield Guide Feature
The Little Book of Sheffield, Featuring The Sheffield Guide

Part of the Make Yourself At Home campaign

The book is proud to be a part of Sheffield’s ‘Make Yourself at Home’ campaign.

Created by Sheffield City Council and Marketing Sheffield, Make Yourself at Home has been set up to support our local businesses and communities in the current times, “as life gradually moves forward, whilst remembering the safety and comfort of home”.

Sheffield Make Yourself At Home
Sheffield Make Yourself At Home

“Our independent businesses serve us all, and today we need them more than ever. This year the coronavirus pandemic has turned all our lives upside down. It has shaken us, and continues to threaten much that we hold dear. Yet Sheffield has responded in the only way it knows; pulling together through this crisis just as we have before. Our independents show us what we can achieve when we each play our part, serving our neighbours and looking out for each other. It is in adversity that our community spirit shines brightest.”Matt Davies, Henderson’s Relish

The Little Book of Sheffield, Make Yourself At Home Feature
The Little Book of Sheffield, Make Yourself At Home Feature

The Little Book of Sheffield comes to bookshelves this December

The Little Book of Sheffield releases on 14 December, priced at £10 RRP.

As well as the usual stockists, many of the independent businesses featured will be selling the book through their own outlets, enabling you to support them directly as part of the project itself.

We have a limited allocation of The Little Book of Sheffield available here on The Sheffield Guide’s Sheffield Shop.

The Little Book of Sheffield, Silversmiths Feature
The Little Book of Sheffield, Silversmiths Feature

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