Barter Book, Northumberland
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Based in a former Victorian train station, Barter Books is breathtaking. Comfy sofas, a model railway and a children’s room too. Oh! And it’s the home of the original Keep Calm and Carry On poster.
Daunt Books, London
Though Daunt Books has six locations over London, the Marylebone outpost is probably the most famous. An Edwardian bookshop with plenty of events, and of course, some iconic tote bags.
The Book Shop, Wigtown, Scotland
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Situated in Scotland’s National Book Town, The Bookshop stocks about 100,000 titles, so the odds of finding something good to read are high.
Octavia's Bookshop, Cirencester
The Book Barge, Staffordshire
Board the bookshop that floats, and sail away. If you’re feeling especially civilized, join them for a Breakfast Chug, and “read, relax, chomp jam, juice & fresh bread for only £10”. Or buy their book, and stay on dry land.
Ross Old Book Shop, Ross on Wye.
Secondhand and antiquarian books, in a picturesque setting. And on Saturdays, there’s a cake sale. So charming!
Madhatter Bookshop, Oxfordshire
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This quirky shop sells both books and hats, and is utterly delightful. They’re committed
to hosting literary events, as well as “book clubs, literary study
groups, break-into-books groups and creative engagement with GCSE and A
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bookshop in London, Hatchard’s was founded in 1797. It’s easy to lose
yourself in the swanky Piccadilly site - right next to Fortnum and
Mason’s. If you’re in King’s Cross, they’ve also got an outpost at St
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