Based in a former Victorian train station, Barter Books is breathtaking. Comfy sofas, a model railway and a children's room too. Oh! And it's the home of the original Keep Calm and Carry On poster.
You can tell by the destroyed Kindle on the wall (left) that this bookshop doesn't mess around. Situated in Scotland's National Book Town, The Bookshop stocks about 100,000 titles, so the odds of finding something good to read are high.
Secondhand and antiquarian books, in a picturesque setting. And on Saturdays, there's a cake sale. So charming!
This quirky shop sells both books and hats, and is utterly delightful. They're committed to hosting literary events, as well as "book clubs, literary study groups, break-into-books groups and creative engagement with GCSE and A level groups."
A treasure trove of second-hand books, as well as vinyl and CD's. If you're in the area, you could also visit Wenlock Books , another wonderful independent bookshop.
Based near Paddington station, you can float merrily on this Dutch barge, while checking out their selection of second hand stock. They also host readings and live music on their roof stage. Delightful!
With five floors of books, this is a bibliophile's dream. And what's more, there are cosy sofas, and tea-making facilities. Wonderful.
Open since 1879, Blackwell's can serve all your bookshop needs. Seriously, if they don't have it, well, maybe it's not worth reading. If you won't be able to make it to Oxford soon, then take a virtual tour.
Named for a joke from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, this second-hand bookshop has a big selection. Perfect for rummaging.
Often described as a TARDIS, it's easy to get swept up in Armchair Books. By the way, if you're a book lover in Edinburgh, try and get a ticket to Electric Bookshop to chat about the future of books.
Not only is it a charming bookshop, the back of the store looks out onto the Fishguard coast (the photo on the right isn't the exact view, but you get the idea).