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Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

It’s February and that means Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us! Even if you aren’t big into the day itself, we have so many fabulous local businesses on our doorstep, it’s worth keeping a few ideas in your back pocket for the next time you want...
True Food Co-op

True Food Co-op

Hello again, not long now until that much-needed January pay day! Continuing my theme of helping you do things a little differently in 2018, (if you so desire, it’s not mandatory!) today I’m reminding you about a fabulous shop that’s tucked away in...
h by Maia, Natural Skincare

h by Maia, Natural Skincare

Happy new year, everyone and welcome to 2018! I hope you all had a splendid festive break with friends and family and are ready to give this year everything you’ve got. In the spirit of usual new year activity, it’s likely that a few of you are looking to...
Fragrance Workshop at Humos

Fragrance Workshop at Humos

This is a Guest Post: This week’s Independent Reading post comes from guest blogger, Tara Tunstall. She was invited down to Humos, the new aromatherapy fragrance bar in Caversham to try blending her own, signature scent. (You might remember their Joy reed...
The IR Guide to Christmas

The IR Guide to Christmas

It’s that time of year again; the time of over-thinking what to buy people and pondering just how many drinks you can get away with at the work Christmas bash. To make your life just a teeny, tiny bit easier this year, Independent Reading has put together your...
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You know that warm, fuzzy feeling you get inside when you walk around quaint old towns full of unique and wonderful shops selling those gorgeous items that you justĀ need to have in your life? Well, take a walk down the Caversham Road and you can recreate that feeling...