Jane Austen Centre

Jane Austen Centre

Jane Austen lived in Bath for five years and set two novels in the pretty Georgian city, Northanger Abbey & Persuasion. Bath was an important chapter in her life and shaped her life irrevocably, almost ruining her writing career. It was noisy, chaotic, and stifled her capacity to write. Here, she also came to terms with the true quandary of being an unwed woman in Regency England without means to support herself.

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John Sandoe Books

John Sandoe Books

Tucked away just off the King's Road in Chelsea is a wonderful little bookshop, John Sandoe Books. The three-story shop remains in the same building where Sandoe first set up shop, now spanning three side by side stores acquired over fifty years.

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Leakey’s Bookshop

Leakey’s Bookshop

Inverness is the most northerly city in Britain and the capital of the Scottish Highlands. Here, nestled on the banks of the Ness, you'll find the iconic Leakey's Bookshop, a former Gaelic church filled floor to ceiling with stacks of books.

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Jane Austen’s House Museum

Jane Austen’s House Museum

Chawton Cottage in Hampshire, now the Jane Austen House Museum, may be the most prominent Jane Austen site in the world, yet the symbolic value of this house goes beyond bricks and mortar. This modest cottage changed the course of history.

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Armchair Books

Armchair Books

It's really no surprise that Edinburgh is teeming with top-notch literary haunts - from exceptional libraries, quirky independent bookshops, and illustrious literary history, the Scottish capital is a wonderland for bibliophiles.

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Word on the Water

Word on the Water

A once-wandering 1920's barge has taken up residence on London's Granary Square, yet this is no ordinary passenger barge, it's a floating bookshop called Word on the Water - a treasure trove of books.

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