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10 Beautiful Cambridge Bookshops & Cafes

There are dozens of reasons to visit Cambridge, one of the UK’s oldest and most historic cities. Home to one of our most famous universities, Cambridge is a marvel of architecture, arts, and literature. And with all of that come a host of must-visit Cambridge bookshops. The bookshops of Cambridge are some of the most …

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6 Must Visit Independent Bookshops in Norwich, UK

In 2012 Norwich was crowned England’s first UNESCO City of Literature. It was the second city in the UK to be given the title after Edinburgh was named the first City of Literature in 2004. This should mean there’s little surprise in knowing that there are a lot of great little bookshops in Norwich. Today …

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The Five Best Bookstores of Brooklyn

Williamsburg, Brooklyn is a delightful microcosm of all that’s trendy with today’s millennials. To our UK-based readers, it is to New York what Bristol and Brighton are to, well, all of England. The Brooklyn area has vegan cafes, record stores, poetry events, and five unique and wonderful bookstores. When you’re done shopping, don’t forget to …

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14 Spectacular Independent Bookshops in London

Where else but London can you find such a marvellous selection of eclectic, unique, and utterly special bookshops? These beautiful London independent bookshops exist as champions of feminism, LGBTQ rights and values, left-wing politics and ideals, and celebrations of the written word in all its strength and beauty. Each of these thirteen bookshops has something …

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10 Amazing Places to Buy Second-Hand Books in Australia

Why Buy Second-Hand Books in Australia? Australia is one of the great literary nations on Earth. Its hipster capital, Melbourne, is a UNESCO City of Literature – hosting literary festivals and being home to the stunning State Library of Victoria. Some of the world’s best contemporary writers also hail from the book land down under …

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The Three Indie Bookstores in Juneau, Alaska

Juneau, Alaska’s capital city, is a cruise ship destination and a town of about 36,000 people. There are only three bookstores in Juneau, all independently owned. One has two branches and carries only new books, one is the local dumping ground for used books, and one provides a combination of new/used/and rare. Two are situated …

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Visit Hay-on-Wye: Britain’s Beautiful Booktown

Are you ready for Hay on Wye’s bookshops? It’s noon on a Saturday; the sun above is floating in an ocean of blue. You’re driving a little car down twisting, winding English country lanes lined with hedgerows. Birds outside sing you on your way to the happiest little town in Britain. You’re on your way …

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The 5 Best Independent Bath Bookshops, UK

Bath is a favourite place to visit amongst literary types, one of the oldest and most architecturally beautiful little cities in all of the UK. The city has a Jane Austen museum (with a gift shop), the historic Roman baths which gave the town its name, the magnificent Royal Crescent and, of course, several of …

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Five Best Book Cafes around East Asia

Explore East Asia’s Amazing Book Cafes For so many of us, there’s nothing more soothing and warming than relaxing in a cosy cafe, nursing a coffee, and losing hours to a thrilling novel. There’s something about a cafe atmosphere that enhances the experience of reading, making a memory of the experience. And that goes double …

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In Tokyo: The World’s Largest (And Smallest) Bookstores

Tokyo is full of quirks. That might, in fact, be the most obvious and understated thing we’ve ever said. While it might be a land of salarymen being driven to karoshi – death by overwork – it is also a city of alternative music and fashion scenes the likes of which can’t even be recreated …

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