9 Mesmerizing UK Bookshops with A Difference

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Books shops are a beautiful trip down the memory lane. These beautiful little places filled with the knowledge of the world are clearly one of the most inspirational places on earth to be. The UK has its fair share of beautiful book shops. Do you want to go to one of these places and grab a good book? Just read our list of 9 of the most mesmerizing UK bookshops and hop on a bus to reach there. Don’t forget to get your student bus pass.

Daunt Books

Looking for a bookshop that takes you staright to the world of Harry Potter? This is the one you should be going to. This London bookshop was established in 1990. However, if you want to take a close look at its Edwardian features, go to the Marylebone store which was opened in 1910. The chain has 6 shops in London.

Octavia’s Bookshop

This cute purple colored bookshop is a reader’s dream come true. It was established in 2011 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire and serves a wide selection of children’s books. In fact, it was named the Best Children’s Independent Bookshop in 2013. A host of children’s parties are organized here. However, as a young adult, you will also find a host of books here.

St Ives Bookseller

Readers have always loved a good old book shop without thousands of titles. St Ives is exactly this kind of store with more than 5,000 titles. This independent bookshop has a large catalogue for kids and was even awarded the Independent Bookseller of the Year award for South West region in the year 2012.

Mr. B’s Emporium of Reading Delights

This is one bookstore that makes reading more fun. The quiet environment of the store is perfect for finding the right book and there is even a resident band here! This Bath based bookshop was opened in 2006 but hosts several events and even author signings.

Sam Read

If you visit the Lake District, don’t forget to visit Sam Read. This is the perfect little bookshop for readers that has been around since 1887. There is more to the shop’s history than the books found here.

Big Comfy Bookshop

The name of the bookshop says it all. The bookshop has a cozy and comfortable setting and a great food menu as well. Come here in the evening to enjoy a few gigs or a locally made ale. The live music just makes the environment of the bookshop very comfy. There is a huge selection of beautiful books in this shop which will be a perfect getaway for you.

Edinburgh Bookshop

It was named the Scottish Independent Bookshop of the year in 2014 and 2015 because of its selection of intelligent and topical reads. You will find thousands of titles in this 4-floored bookshop which houses some less common gems too.

Booka Bookshop

The bookshop is so cute, you may want to spend a lifetime here. The beautiful boutique styled bookshop was opened in 2015 and comes with a cafe that serves hot beverages and cakes. The perfect UK experience! Located in Oswestry, Shropshire, this is a shop you can’t miss.

The Book Case

Will you be around West Yorkshire anytime soon? Don’t forget to visit this bookshop located near the Hebden Bridge. This bookshop has been around for nearly three decades and contains many signed companies by esteemed authors. You will also find a great selection of second hand books here.

Octavia’s Bookshop

This cute purple colored bookshop is a reader’s dream come true. It was established in 2011 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire and serves a wide selection of children’s books. In fact, it was named the Best Children’s Independent Bookshop in 2013/ A host of children’s parties are organized here. However, as a young adult, you will also find a host of books here.

Have you listed the shops you would like to visit this weekend? Find the bus routes to these shops and get a student bus pass for discounted rides.

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