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20 Best Independent Bookshops in the UK

The UK celebrates a beautiful diversity of bookshops. Whatever comes to mind when you picture an independent bookshop — whether that be a cozy cottage full of antiquarian books or a bold space for radical writers — you’ll find it in the UK. These are the best independent bookshops across England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern …

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Top 10 Beautiful And Obscure Tokyo Bookstores

With captivating cultural, historical and literary stories to tell, touch down in one of these ten Tokyo bookstores and let your inquisitive spirit run free.  The birthplace of the now world-famous contemporary Japanese literature, Tokyo is filled with library-style hotels, writers’ bars, and commuter trains jam-packed with keen readers.  It’s no surprise, then, to discover …

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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. Did you know Tokyo holds the world’s biggest and smallest bookstores? Get ready to explore Tokyo’s most interesting bookstores. While it might be a land of salarymen being driven to karoshi — death by overwork — …

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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. It’s also in Williamsburg where you’ll find the best bookstores of Brooklyn. The Brooklyn area has vegan cafes, record stores, poetry events, and …

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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 independent bookshops in London 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 …

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10 Amazing Places to 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. That means there are plenty of places to pick up second-hang books in Australia. Why Buy Second-Hand Books in Australia? Some …

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The Best 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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