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Word on the Street: 4 Great Bookstores

Word on the Street: 4 Great Bookstores

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Where to find good reads in Great Britain


The new Foyles flagship location on London's Charing Cross Road is an impeccably designed literary heaven. The 112-year-old bookstore, which once held the record as the world's biggest, still claims the largest range of books in the U.K. It's a welcome place to get lost. 107 Charing Cross Rd., London;

BooksMr. B.'s Emporium of Reading Delights

A claw-foot tub book display, Tintin comic wallpaper, and toilets covered in reviews make Mr. B's Emporium in Bath a standout go-to for bibliophiles. Head to the shop for an author discussion, or opt for some quiet time in a rentable reading booth. 14-15 John St., Bath;


The airy light-wood aesthetic will remind you of a Scandinavian shop. You'll find beautiful desk accessories at this Bristol gem--everything from brass pencil sharpeners to dyed-fabric notebooks--as well as an impressive array of local and international zines. 6A Boyces Ave., Bristol;


Richard Booth's Bookshop

Tucked in the center of Hay-on-Wye (page 60), Richard Booth's Bookshop offers a comprehensive selection of reads. Peruse new and vintage collections (we found a first-edition James Baldwin!) before grabbing toast with jam at the cafe followed by a movie in the cinema down the hall. 44 Lion St., Hay-on-Wye;

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