ABINGDON independent bookshop Mostly Books has won an award from publisher Pan Macmillan so it can launch a mobile bookshop.

Mostly Books in Stert Street joins five other independent bookshops from across the country, which will all receive £1,750 as part of the publisher’s 175th birthday celebrations.

The publishers asked bookshops to come forward with ideas for new and innovative projects, focusing on community outreach or supporting new readers.

Winners were announced on Monday at the Booksellers Association conference in Birmingham by Pan Macmillan managing director Anthony Forbes-Watson.

Following the award on Monday staff tweeted: “Proud to have received a @panmacmillan Independent Bookshop Innovation Award this evening alongside some amazing bookshops #BA2018.”

Mostly Books owner Sarah Dennis added: “The Mostly Books team will be using the grant to help fund a mobile bookshop which will be used to take books to villages and towns around Abingdon.

“The aim is to provide bookshop facilities for those who are less mobile and to also provide greater access to books for children and families in the local area.”

The mobile bookshop will also be used to support pop-up bookshops and school events run by Mostly Books.

Details of all events run by the bookstore can be found on their website mostly-books.co.uk