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Bloom and Curll, Bristol

posted on 18 Aug 2017

We found Bloom and Curll on Colston Street because we were actually exploring the historic Christmas Steps area of Bristol.

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The Crooked Book, Boscombe, Dorset

posted on 02 May 2017

Located on the Christchurch Road in Boscombe – a long, long shopping street – Crooked Books is an entertaining mix of vintage shopping, café cum restaurant

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Books Afloat, Weymouth, Dorset

posted on 25 Apr 2017

Although it’s only a literal stone’s throw from the railway station, because it’s not located in the town centre it would be quite easy to miss the shop

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Stone Trough Books, York

posted on 17 Jan 2017

Located at 51 Walmgate, Stone Trough Books is a little further out of the centre than most of the other York bookshops we’ve reviewed

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Minster Gates Bookshop, York

posted on 10 Jan 2017

The name of this bookshop will give you a clue to its location - tucked just around the corner from the famous York Minster

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Fossgate Books, York

posted on 04 Jan 2017

Fossgate used to be a thriving bookshop community until market forces and floods combined to slim down their numbers.

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Ken Spelman Books, York

posted on 30 Dec 2016

You'll find Ken Spelman Booksellers in Micklegate which I think must be a pretty trendy part of York ...

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Edinburgh Books, Edinburgh

posted on 02 Sep 2016

Another superb, quirky bookshop that can be found in West Port, the traditional location for Edinburgh booksellers. 

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Calton Books, Glasgow

posted on 27 Aug 2016

When I know I’m going to a city I haven’t visited before, I always try and do a bit of homework on where the bookshops are ...

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Caledonia Books of Glasgow

posted on 22 Aug 2016

Although second hand bookshops are hard to find in the centre of Glasgow if you head out west towards the university in the Kelvinbridge..

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R & R Books, Stroud

posted on 09 Jun 2016

Situated in Nelson Street at the top of the town, R&R Books can be found just around the corner from the Black Books Cafe.

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Black Book Cafe, Stroud

posted on 02 Jun 2016

Situated on the ground floor of a rather lovely art deco building called The Silver Rooms in Nelson Street, Stroud, 

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Stroud Bookshop, Stroud

posted on 29 May 2016

Situated on the main High Street in Stroud, this is a small, independent bookshop that uses its limited space very well.  

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Troutmark Books, Cardiff

posted on 06 Apr 2016

It's been the best part of 40 years since I last visited Cardiff and so it felt like visiting a city I'd never actually been to before.

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Griffin Books, Penarth

posted on 31 Mar 2016

On a recent trip to Cardiff we took the local train out to the affluent seaside suburb of Penarth - and what a delightful little place it is too.

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Bookworm, Tewkesbury

posted on 02 Mar 2016

Bookworm on the High Street in Tewkesbury is a charity bookshop but it's a bit different from the usual sort.

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Candle Lane Books, Shrewsbury

posted on 02 Feb 2016

Situated in a characterful, historic building very close to the Old Market Hall, Candle Lane Books is a double-fronted very tradition book shop.

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Albion Books, Leominster

posted on 27 Jan 2016

On their website, Albion Books claim that they are the biggest second-hand bookshop in Leominster and it's true.

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Attic Books, Cheltenham

posted on 17 Jan 2016

Let’s start off with the positives. It seems to me remarkable that Attic Books is still out there and doing business.

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DM & V Allsop Books, Warwick

posted on 12 Jan 2016

This bookshop occupies one of the older, historic buildings in Smith Street ( a couple of minutes walk from Eastgate Books)

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Oxfam Book Shop, Knowle

posted on 30 Nov 2015

On our occasional visits to Solihull in the West Midlands we usually make a point of swinging off the motorway and into Knowle

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Ledbury Books and Maps

posted on 17 Nov 2015

When I first started visiting this bookshop some years ago, as well as being a book and map shop it also kept a few racks of classical music c.d.s

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Cheltenham Rare Books

posted on 14 Nov 2015

Here's some great news - a new second hand book shop has opened. Situated right next door to the brilliant Peter Lyons....

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Cornell's Books, Tewkesbury

posted on 06 Nov 2015

Cornell's Books, Tewkesbury This is a second hand bookshop in a really lovely old, half-timbered building that's full of character. Access to the shop is d

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Astley Book Farm, Bedworth

posted on 20 Oct 2015

Let's start with a statement of the obvious - this place is HUGE. The book farm is quite literally that - a massive book shop ho

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Oxfam Books, Chipping Norton

posted on 15 Oct 2015

Oxfam Bookshops tend to be a pretty uniform experience. There is a corporate image that seems to dominate the character ....

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Rossiter Books : Ross-on-Wye

posted on 13 Oct 2015

Rossiter Books based in Ross-On-Wye (I understand there is another branch in Monmouth that I haven't been able to get to yet)

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The Woodstock Bookshop

posted on 27 Sep 2015

Small but perfectly formed. This small independent bookshop is situated on the main road that snakes through the delightful ...

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Moss Books, Cheltenham

posted on 23 Sep 2015

There are some shops which are unbelievably frustrating. Moss Books is a big shop - which has recently got even bigger...

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Bath Old Books

posted on 20 Sep 2015

There's always something a little bit thrilling about visiting a bookshop that doesn't have a big on-line presence or a ritzy website ...

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A Book-Crawl in Asheville

posted on 17 Sep 2015

  Asheville, North Carolina is undeniably unusual. Home of Thomas Wolfe who wrote the US classic, Look Homeward, Angel, ....

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George Bayntun Books

posted on 03 Aug 2015

You could be forgiven for thinking that George Bayntun Books in Bath is a bit of a forbidding or exclusive place. It has a remarkable frontage - a lovely p

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Peter Lyons, Cheltenham

posted on 01 Aug 2015

Peter Lyons Bookshop, Cheltenham This is pretty much our favourite second-hand bookshop - if we could choose, this would be the one we'd want to have for o

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Inprint Book Shop in Stroud

posted on 31 Jul 2015

I think Stroud is a bit of a Marmite place if my informal soundings are anything to go by - some people seem to love it .....

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