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19 Magical Bookshops Every Book Lover Must Visit

Snuggle up with a book.

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Octavia's Bookshop won the 2013 Best Independent Children's Bookshop award, and it's not hard to see why. Utterly enchanting, with regular readings by authors, and Moomin fairies in the window!

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Board the bookshop that floats, and sail away. If you're feeling especially civilized, join them for a Breakfast Chug, and "read, relax, chomp jam, juice & fresh bread for only £10". Or buy their book, and stay on dry land.

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The oldest bookshop in London, Hatchard's was founded in 1797. It's easy to lose yourself in the swanky Piccadilly site - right next to Fortnum and Mason's. If you're in King's Cross, they've also got an outpost at St Pancras.



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