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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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10 Exciting Diverse Indie Bookstores in NYC

Go beyond New York City’s most famous bookstores to find some of the coolest independent bookshops that support local communities and help us diversify our bookshelves. Shopping for books is one of the best things in life. There’s something about wandering amongst shelves, browsing through colourful covers and inventive titles, and knowing that, eventually, either …

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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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Top 10 Most Stunning Libraries (In the World)

Whether you like to hibernate in a corner with your favourite reads or scour shelves searching for new knowledge – libraries can transport you to another world. Despite the modern emergence of digital over print, libraries retain their aura of significance and continue to be places of happiness and comfort for many people. Top 10 …

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York Ghosts & Haunted Places (+ Ghost Tours)

York, sometimes called The City of a Thousand Ghosts, has been touted for decades as the most haunted city in the UK, in Europe, even the entire world. When you consider that York has a rich history that goes back almost two thousand years, to the time of the Roman Empire, it’s not all that …

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11 Unique Things to Do in York (Local Secrets)

What an incredible city York is. A place rich in Roman, Medieval, Tudor, and Victorian history. A city for bookworms and art-lovers. A friendly, warm town of ancient cobbled streets and strange, enigmatic places. We have so much to say about historic, haunted York. So, let’s start with the most unique things to do in …

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12 Gorgeous Day Trips from London (For Bookworms)

If you’ve managed to exhaust the cultural hub that is London and are looking for an adventure that’s easy to reach and offers you even more cultural and historic activities then look no further than these easy day trips from London. Sure to satisfy any wanderer, whether they’re looking for a stroll around a quaint …

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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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